Denise Van Outen has revealed her character on EastEnders is fun, naughty and has a bit of history with Phil Mitchell.

Speaking on Alan Carr Chatty Man the 40-year-old said: "The character is really fun and she is a bit naughty - surprise surprise. I thought she is going to go in to The Square and stir things up a little bit. So I just grabbed the chance to play her.

"I said if I was ever going to do it [EastEnders], the two personas you can have really is to be the bitch or be a bit of a s***, and I chose to be a bit of a s***." 

"She's a businesswoman and she really does shake things up in the Square. And there's a bit of history there with Phil Mitchell… I can't reveal too much but there's definitely going to be fireworks."

Watch the full interview on Alan Carr Chatty Man, Channel 4, tonight at 10pm.