DENISE van Outen has described herself as the ‘Princess of Basildon’ - and she is gunning for glory when Dancing on Ice gets under way tonight.

Denise, who was born in Basildon, will be among the first celebrities to take to the ice in the hit ITV show.

Her appearance in the competition will come days after describing herself as the ‘Princess of Basildon’ while she was a guest on Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown.

Denise has also revealed she plans to marry city trader boyfriend Eddie Boxshall when lockdown is lifted.

Echo: Fruitful - Denise during her days as a presenter of the Big Breakfast in 1997Fruitful - Denise during her days as a presenter of the Big Breakfast in 1997

We have taken a trip down memory lane and rediscovered these snaps of Denise’s career through the years.

She has enjoyed stints on television, radio, stage, been a talent contest judge and even dressed as a Fox!

Echo: Had us fooled - Denise moments after being revealed as Fox in the first series of the Masked Singer last yearHad us fooled - Denise moments after being revealed as Fox in the first series of the Masked Singer last year

Scroll down to see more images taken throughout Denise's career.

Echo: Together - Denise with fellow Big Breakfast presenter Johnny Vaughan in June 1998Together - Denise with fellow Big Breakfast presenter Johnny Vaughan in June 1998Echo: On the airwaves - Denise was a co-presenter on the Capital FM Breakfast Show in 2008On the airwaves - Denise was a co-presenter on the Capital FM Breakfast Show in 2008Echo: On Albert Square - Denise played intelligent businesswoman Karin Smart when she joined popular BBC soap Eastenders in 2015On Albert Square - Denise played intelligent businesswoman Karin Smart when she joined popular BBC soap Eastenders in 2015Echo: Up close and personal - Denise's character Karin Smart in an intimate scene with Max Branning, played by Jake Wood, in EastendersUp close and personal - Denise's character Karin Smart in an intimate scene with Max Branning, played by Jake Wood, in Eastenders

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Echo: Billboard - the Basildon-born Denise went Stateside as she starred in Chicago on New York City's Broadway in 2002Billboard - the Basildon-born Denise went Stateside as she starred in Chicago on New York City's Broadway in 2002Echo: On the dancefloor - Denise reached the 2012 Strictly Come Dancing final with James JordanOn the dancefloor - Denise reached the 2012 Strictly Come Dancing final with James JordanEcho: On the red carpet - Denise married Eastwood singer Lee Mead in 2009, having been a judge as he won the talent show Any Dream Will DoOn the red carpet - Denise married Eastwood singer Lee Mead in 2009, having been a judge as he won the talent show Any Dream Will Do