Denise Van Outen and ex Lee Mead enjoy break in Dubai with daughter Betsy

Suzie Bakos

Denise Van Outen and ex-husband Lee Mead jetted their five-year-old daughter Betsy on holiday to Dubai. The former couple, who divorced in December, were all smiles as they enjoyed a sunny break with their little girl on Tuesday.

The actress kept her Instagram followers upadated with adorable photos of her daughter and Lee spending time together over the Easter break.

Betsy and her daddy having fun @leroyalmeridien kids Easter carnival #dubai2016🇦🇪

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Lee puts Betsy on his shoulders

"Betsy and her daddy having fun @leroyalmeridien kids Easter carnival #dubai2016," the TV star wrote alongside the collage of photos.

In the sweet snaps Betsy is dressed in a pink My Little Pony swimsuit and looks absolutely delighted when on her dad's shoulders.

@gottexswim @cici_pr been loving my one piece swimsuits 😘#dubai2016🇦🇪

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Denise rocked an animal-print swimsuit

The friendly exes separated in July 2013 after four years of marriage but their divorce was not official until 8 December at the Central Family Court in London.

"I've no regrets about getting married to Lee at all," Denise told Fabulous magazine at the time. "He's such a lovely person.

"There was no big fall out and we got each other through really. We're friends so we supported each other."

Tonight's charity 'Great Gatsby'ball @grosvenorhouse with @eddieboxshall #dubai2016🇦🇪

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The actress is now dating Eddie Boxhall

The TV star now has a new man in her life – she has been dating 42-year-old stockbroker Eddie Boxshall since summer 2014.

Denise and Lee met in 2007 when he won the TV talent show Any Dream Will Do, which Denise was a judge on. The couple announced their engagement on 29 January 2009, and were married in the Seychelles in April of that same year.

Their split came after months of speculation about their marriage, with the pair leading increasingly separate lives because of their busy work schedules. Prior to their separation, Denise described their relationship as being "like passing ships in the night".

"To be honest, it is really difficult," she told Now magazine. "We just haven't seen each other. I started on Strictly in September and we've been like passing ships in the night. I'm not going to lie, it's been a massive strain on the relationship."

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