Despite reports to the contrary, EastEnders bosses have denied claims that Denise Van Outen is joining the cast.

The Mirror reported that the actress and singer was set to play a new landlady in the Queen Vic however an EastEnders spokesperson has since set matters straight.

Speaking to Digital Spy, they said that there is "absolutely no truth" in the rumours.

When asked previously about joining EastEnders, Van Outen, who is currently hosting a radio show in the UK, said: "I'd never rule it out, I'd love to do it [and] pull a few pints! You never know, if they'd have me!"

She added: “I love EastEnders and I know quite a few people in the cast. I went to school with Nicola Stapleton (Mandy) and Samantha Womack (Ronnie). And Chris Parker, who used to play Spencer, is one of my best mates.”