Denise Van Outen & Lee Mead get engaged
Denise van Outen has got engaged to Any Dream Will Do winner Lee Mead after he popped the question while on holiday this week.
The pair met on the BBC talent contest in early 2007 where Lee was competing for the lead role in the West End production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Denise was on the judging panel. They were both involved with other people during the show but got together after those relationships came to an end in summer 2007.
The couple flew out to the Caribbean last week after Lee’s 18 month stint in the musical came to an end earlier in the month and sources close to the pair have said Lee got down on one knee to pop the question.
A source told the Sun: “Denise and Lee are so happy.
“They are both traditional people and it was a traditional proposal as Lee went down on one knee and then took Denise to St Lucia.
“Of course Denise said ‘yes’ straight away! Lee bought a ring that Denise says is beautiful.”
A second source told the Mirror: “Denise had no idea but was absolutely thrilled. They haven’t set a date [for the wedding] yet, but it will probably be later this year.”
The couple have just bought their first home together - a country property in Kent.