14 Jun 19
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Neighbours fans were sent into a spin when it was revealed Denise Van Outen would be briefly joining the Australian soap.
However, they have some serious competition in the fan-stakes from Stefan Dennis.
In fact, the actor – who plays Paul Robinson – revealed he had a major crush on the 45-year-old.
Speaking on This Morning, he told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford: ‘I knew Denise from many, many years ago, when she used to do The Big Breakfast, I was a guest on there a couple of times.
‘Like probably 7million other red-blooded men, [I had] a bit of a lasting crush.’
Co-star Rebekah Elmaloglou (Terese Willis) revealed he was completely starstruck over her, explaining: ‘You should’ve seen him the other day, it was embarrassing!’
Gesturing wildly with his hands, he joked: ‘Ooooh Denise is here!’
Stefan Dennis unveiled his crush on Denise Van Outen (Picture: ITV)
Denise van Outen is heading to Ramsay Street (Picture: Freuds)
It’s about as far from the suave Paul Robinson as you can get, and we are loving it.
‘She’s a sweetie, she was great fun, and very confident,’ he continued.
‘She was really, really great,’ Rebehak, 45, agreed. ‘Her character that she played, I thought it was just a cameo, but she’s coming out to Australia in August, to do a good month.’
Rebekah Elmaloglou revealed Stefan was starstruck (Picture: ITV)
Denise confirmed she would be joining the Neighbours crew on Wednesday, alongside Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold.
And the presenter admitted she was ‘thrilled’ by the venture.
‘To be asked is a privilege and I am very excited to get to work on a really fun storyline first in London and then heading over to Melbourne,’ she said.
‘I can’t say too much just yet but my character Prue is heading to Ramsay Street to stir things up and I can’t wait!’
Richard added: ‘I always knew my career would hit a “dead end” eventually but I never dreamed it would do so in such spectacular fashion joining the cast of Neighbours, home to the most famous cul-de-sac in television. G’Day Britain!’
Neighbours airs weekdays on Channel 5 at 1.45pm and 5.30pm.
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