TV presenter and talent show judge Denise Van Outen has reportedly tied the knot with her boyfriend, Any Dream Will Do winner Lee Mead. The Sunday Mirror reports that the pair - who met two years ago when Denise was a judge on the BBC1 show - were married in a beach-side ceremony in the Seychelles, attended by close family and friends. Denise was pictured in the paper wearing a white strapless dress, while Mead donned a grey suit and pink shirt, and carried a garland of white flowers during the wedding. Mead shot to fame in 2007 after he won the talent show, going on to play the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After his victory Denise - who was previously engaged to Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay, said "Lee from the very beginning right through to the very end has been the most consistent out of all the contestants. "The next time he lands a role as a leading man, can he put me forward to be the leading lady?"
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