Actress and TV personality Denise Van Outen has reportedly ended her four-year marriage to Lee Mead.

The couple, who met on the TV show Any Dream Will Do in 2007, reportedly decided to go their separate ways in May, when Mead returned from the US.

According to The Sun newspaper they have decided to end their marriage as they have grown apart.

Speaking about their relationship last April, Van Outen said: "To be honest with you, it is really difficult. We just haven't seen each other.

"I started on Strictly in September and we have literally been like ships passing in the night. I'm not going to lie, it is a massive strain on the relationship."

Van Outen denied rumours her marriage was over earlier this year after being spotted alone on several holidays.

The couple married in the Seychelles in 2009 and welcomed daughter Betsy a year later.

A spokesperson for Van Outen has yet to make any comment on the recent reports.