Star prefers a busy lifestyle

Denise Van Outen would love to live in the country but knows she’d miss the city right now.

The actress and husband Lee Mead are adjusting to being mum and dad to new daughter Betsy, born on 1 May.

‘We split our time between London and Kent so we’ve got a nice balance,’ says Denise.

‘I don’t want to be stuck out in the country with a baby that doesn’t really do very much, because they don’t in the early days.

‘I don’t want to feel too cut off from my friends.’

Denise, 35, is confident Lee, 28, will be a natural dad.

‘He’ll be a really good father,’ she says.

‘I can tell already by how he is with me – he’s looked after me throughout the pregnancy.’

Denise and Lee married in the Seychelles in 2008.

Kate Lucey