The star's showered with gifts from famous friends

Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead are new parents to daughter Betsy.

The little one arrived today at 12.24pm and weighed 7lb 10oz.

Denise, 35, and Lee, 28, married last year in the Seychelles.

They’ve known for some time that they were expecting a girl and before Betsy was born, Denise enjoyed a star-studded baby shower.

She munched on canapés with celeb pals including Fearne Cotton at the Cibo Café inside the Mamas & Papas store in London last month.

The couple had a stack of gifts to open.

It took Lee and me three hours to open them all,’ Denise exclusively tells Now.

Fearne bought some amazing funky handmade moccasins.’

Surrounded by flowers, cupcakes and loads of pink baby gear, Denise has a host of celeb pals to pass on mothering advice, but she admits she’s going to listen to Myleene Klass the most.

Myleene was brilliant: she said: “Do everything your way,”‘ says Denise.

I want to keep working… and as she’s a great working mum she was ideal for advice.’

The TV presenter continued to take half-hour walks with her fitness trainer Nicki Waterman before the birth.

I can’t wait to get back into my skinny jeans,’ laughs Denise.

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See the pictures of Denise Van Outen‘s baby bash in Now magazine dated 3 May 2010 – out now!