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Denise Van Outen: Kimberley Walsh will pick Cheryl Cole as godmother

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Denise Van Outen is certain Cheryl Cole will be godmother to mutual friend Kimberley Walsh’s child. The Girls Aloud singer is due to give birth to her first child with former Triple 8 boyband star Justin Scott in September. While the 32-year-old has a number of showbiz pals, Denise revealed that Kimberley is so close to The X Factor judge that everyone’s expecting her to take the coveted place. When asked if she’d take on the important role she told HELLO! Online: “No, I'm sure Cheryl will be godmother. They are very very close. They are almost like sisters in way those two.”

Denise Van Outen at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Denise Van Outen at Goodwood

The 40-year-old explained that Kimberley is super excited about the prospect of becoming a parent and is so used to seeing her pal pregnant now that she “can't imagine her without the bump”. Although she’ll probably think the opposite when the little one does arrive, Denise – who gave birth to daughter Betsy in 2010 – is especially impressed with how well Kimberley has adjusted to being with-child. “She's breezing through it she's so calm,” Denise added while speaking to us at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday. “She's one of those people who is used to being around babies because of her sisters so she knows what to expect.”

Denise Van Outen at Goodwood

Denise Van Outen helped launched the Febreeze Roadtrip

The TV presenter and performer was at the event to launch the Febreze Roadtrip - which sees three people travel Europe or 18 days, carrying out smelly challenges – and revealed that if she could enjoy a three-week journey with two other friends it would be her fellow Strictly Come Dancing contestants Kimberley and Kara Tointon. The Some Girl I Used To Know stage star admitted that not only would they be able to bond but they’d get to develop ideas for the show they’re planning to launch next year. “We are working on a show together so we might get work done,” the multi-talented star shared. “We’d probably get more work done because we'd have been together for longer.”

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Denise Van Outen spoke to HELLO! Online at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Denise saw in her big 4-0 with Kimberley and Kara, teaming up with them as part of her several celebrations. “I haven't stopped celebrating it. I need to just accept that I'm forty now and that's it,” she joked. “I did my birthday in three parts, I was going to have a massive party and then decided against it because I thought, ‘I won't get to speak to everybody’ because you know when you have a party there is so much pressure on you and afterwards you have to call up everybody and say 'I'm sorry I didn't really get the chance to talk to you last night'.” Instead the blonde beauty made the most of her milestone birthday and enjoyed a variety of activities.

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Denise Van Outen is friends with Kimberley Walsh and Kara Tointon

“On my actual birthday I went to the Grove with just a small group of friends, played golf, had spa treatments and my daughter was there so that was like my day to just relax,” she told us. “Then on the Saturday night I had girls’ night, 32 of us in total, had a meal and went to a disco, got very drunk and danced with my girlfriends. And then I went away for four days with Betsy, my best friend and my God daughter. And we had just like four days to chill out. “So that was like the third part of it and literally by the last day of our holiday every time we got a drink we kept going to me 'Cheers! To being 40'. And I was just like 'stop mentioning it!'.”

Denise Van Outen thinks Cheryl Cole with be godmother to Kimberley Walsh's baby

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