Denise Van Outen beams for the camera, and also poses for a snap with Jimmy Barba
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Denise Van Outen goes public with ‘new boyfriend’ as she wows on red carpet

She announced break up from ex Eddie Boxshall back in January

Denise Van Outen has shown off her reported ‘new boyfriend’ following her split from Eddie Boxshall earlier this year.

The Celebrity Gogglebox star, 48, went public with Jimmy Barba at a red carpet event last night (Wednesday June 29).

Presenter Denise is said to have met property developer Jimmy through friend and singer Shaznay Lewis, according to reports.

Denise Van Outen poses alongside Jimmy Barba, Kimberly Wyatt and Max Rogers
Denise Van Outen poses alongside Jimmy Barba, left, and Kimberly Wyatt and Max Rogers (Credit: Instagram @maxrogersuk)

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A beaming Denise shared several snaps on her Instagram revealing how she got dolled up for the Grand Prix Ball.

She uploaded pics to her Stories account highlighting her tan and make up and giving credit for those involved.

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But among her posts was one showing her looking very at ease as Jimmy stood behind her.

And another image, re-shared by Denise, also showed the pair sitting with Kimberly Wyatt and Max Rogers at the glitzy do.

Denise Van Outen poses for a selfie
Denise Van Outen poses for a selfie to highlight her make up (Credit: Instagram)

Is Denise in a new relationship?

Denise also stunned with her outfit, a gold-sequinned dress with a fitted bodice.

Jimmy, meanwhile, looked smart in a tuxedo. But aside from their flawless style, the pair also caught the eye due to how taken they seemed with one another.

At one point photographers captured Jimmy holding her hand as if guiding her up the steps for the event.

Furthermore, according to reports, they have previously enjoyed “a few dates” together.

ED! has approached a representative for Denise for comment.

Denise Van Outen and Jimmy Barba hold hands
What a gentleman (Credit: Shutterstock)

What happened between Denise and Eddie?

Denise and Eddie split after seven years together after she discovered he had been allegedly sexting other women.

Recalling how she chucked him out, Eddie said in May: “She was in a rage, screaming obscenities at me.

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“That she didn’t want me in her life any more, and my life was going to be ruined without her.

“Then she physically helped me out of the house.”

Denise Van Outen poses for a selfie with Jimmy Barba
Denise appears to have moved on from Eddie (Credit: Instagram)

Denise confirmed their break up at the start of 2022.

She told Instagram fans back in January: “Over the past couple of months, there has been much speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie.

“It saddens me to confirm that we are no longer a couple.”

Making it clear she called it quits, Denise went on: “I had to make the difficult decision not to continue in our relationship.

“I will always treasure the good times we spent together, and the memories made.”

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