Denise Van Outen has ‘her smile and sparkle back’ with new man Jimmy Barba

‘She’s got her smile back!’ Duncan James claims close friend Denise Van Outen is back to her ‘sparkling’ best after finding happiness with new man Jimmy Barba

Denise Van Outen’s good friend Duncan James insists his pal has got ‘her sparkle back’ after finding love again following her split from Eddie Boxshall.

TV presenter Denise, 48, ended her seven-year relationship with Eddie back in January this year after discovering unfaithful messages, but she is now dating new man Jimmy Barba.

Speaking of his delight at seeing his friend content in her life again, Duncan told the Mirror: ‘After the year that she’s had, she just deserves some happiness.

All smiles: Denise Van Outen's good friend Duncan James insists his pal has got 'her sparkle back' after finding love again following her split from Eddie Boxshall

All smiles: Denise Van Outen’s good friend Duncan James insists his pal has got ‘her sparkle back’ after finding love again following her split from Eddie Boxshall

‘I’m just really happy for her and she’s got her smile back and her sparkle back it’s really lovely to see that.’  

Former Big Brother Italy contestant and aspiring musician Jimmy makes the television personality laugh like no other man she’s ever met.

Sources told MailOnline he has arrived at the ‘perfect moment’ for Denise.  

End of the road: Denise, 48, ended her seven-year relationship with Eddie in January after discovering unfaithful messages, and Duncan (pictured) is happy she's content in her life again

End of the road: Denise, 48, ended her seven-year relationship with Eddie in January after discovering unfaithful messages, and Duncan (pictured) is happy she’s content in her life again

The insider said: ‘Denise has had a really difficult few months since the split with Eddie. 

‘She wanted to give herself time to trust again and that was a tough process to go through after everything that went on when things broke down with Eddie.

‘But then she met Jimmy and it just felt right. He makes her laugh out loud, he’s a very funny, charismatic and outgoing guy and is able to make Denise laugh like she never has before. 

Loved-up: Denise is now dating new man Jimmy Barba (pictured), with the former Big Brother Italy contestant making the television personality laugh like no other man she's ever met

Loved-up: Denise is now dating new man Jimmy Barba (pictured), with the former Big Brother Italy contestant making the television personality laugh like no other man she’s ever met

‘He cracks her up and they are very happy together. It’s obviously very early days but it’s very clear that Jimmy is keen on Denise.’

It comes as it emerged Eddie is working on a new song about his split from Denise.

Former city trader Eddie, 49, is now detailing the end of the couple’s romance in the new track.  

New venture: It comes as it emerged Eddie is working on a new song about his split from Denise (pictured with DJ Luke Hemmings)

New venture: It comes as it emerged Eddie is working on a new song about his split from Denise (pictured with DJ Luke Hemmings) 

He told MailOnline: ‘The first edit of the track was something I worked on with a fellow producer and close friend Mark Dedross after only a couple of months of splitting with Denise. 

‘After more time the first edit felt too depressing so we reworked it to be a more up beat Nu Disco track where the lyrics became a more rhetorical question. 

‘“Now that you’re gone , what am I gonna do?” became a positive note that life will carry on regardless of the public break up, my error of judgement at that time and also the unfounded accusations.’ 

Eddie insisted there were no hard feelings on his part, but admitted Denise’s new romance with Jimmy has developed quickly. 

He added: ‘I’m happy for her newfound whirlwind love and romance with her new partner and I sincerely wish them both the best luck in the world going forward.’

Moving on: Eddie told MailOnline: 'I’m happy for her newfound whirlwind love and romance with her new partner and I sincerely wish them both the best' (Eddie and Denise pictured in 2019)

Moving on: Eddie told MailOnline: ‘I’m happy for her newfound whirlwind love and romance with her new partner and I sincerely wish them both the best’ (Eddie and Denise pictured in 2019) 

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