From EastEnders to Erinsborough! Denise Van Outen joins the cast of Neighbours in major storyline set in both London and Australia

Former EastEnders star Denise Van Outen is set to 'stir things up' during an upcoming guest appearance on Neighbours.  

The 45-year-old actress has revealed she is 'thrilled' about her new role, which will see her play Harlow Robinson's mother, Prue.

The major storyline, which is set to air later this year, involved Denise filming scenes in both London and Australia.  

From EastEnders to Erinsborough! Denise Van Outen (left) has joined the cast of Neighbours in a major storyline set in both London and Australia. Pictured with Richard Arnold (right)

From EastEnders to Erinsborough! Denise Van Outen (left) has joined the cast of Neighbours in a major storyline set in both London and Australia. Pictured with Richard Arnold (right)

Denise's character had an affair with Robert Robinson (Adz Hunter) while travelling in Melbourne the '90s, with their relationship resulting in the birth of Harlow, who is played by Jason Donovan's daughter Jemma.

Speaking about her role on Ireland's The Ray D'Arcy Radio Show on Saturday, Denise revealed: 'I've just spent the last few weeks in Australia.

'It came about because the producer wanted an English actress to play the mother of a character who was already in the show called Harlow, who is played by Jemma Donovan, who is Jason Donovan's daughter.

'She brings up her child in the UK and then the child, Harlow, goes to Australia to seek out her relatives and that's how I end up going over to Australia.' 

'To be asked is a privilege and I am very excited to get to work on a really fun storyline': Denise (pictured) has already filmed scenes in London and Melbourne

'To be asked is a privilege and I am very excited to get to work on a really fun storyline': Denise (pictured) has already filmed scenes in London and Melbourne

Multi-talented: Away from EastEnders, Denise has starred in the UK's celebrity version of Gogglebox, played Roxie Hart in the West End musical Chicago and also hosted breakfast TV

Multi-talented: Away from EastEnders, Denise has starred in the UK's celebrity version of Gogglebox, played Roxie Hart in the West End musical Chicago and also hosted breakfast TV 

Away from EastEnders, Denise has starred in the UK's celebrity version of Gogglebox, played Roxie Hart in the West End musical Chicago and also hosted breakfast TV.

Other British stars who have appeared on Neighbours in the past include Ryan Thomas and Janet Street Porter.

After announcing her role, Denise said in a statement: 'To be asked is a privilege and I am very excited to get to work on a really fun storyline first in London and then heading over to Melbourne. 

'I can't say too much just yet but my character Prue is heading to Ramsay Street to stir things up and I can't wait!' 

Backstory: Denise's character, Prue, had an affair with Robert Robinson (Adz Hunter) while travelling in Melbourne the '90s. Their relationship resulting in the birth of Harlow, who is played by Jason Donovan's daughter Jemma

Backstory: Denise's character, Prue, had an affair with Robert Robinson (Adz Hunter) while travelling in Melbourne the '90s. Their relationship resulting in the birth of Harlow, who is played by Jason Donovan's daughter Jemma

Denise isn't the only international star keen to appear on Neighbours. 

This week, Hollywood sensation Lindsay Lohan admitted that she would 'love to' have a guest role on the popular soap. 

'I would love to, because it's a show that I've watched a long time - especially in London, because it was always on my TV,' she told Studio 10 on Monday.

From Hollywood to Ramsay Street! Denise isn't the only international star keen to appear on Neighbours. Earlier this week, Hollywood sensation Lindsay Lohan (pictured) admitted that she would 'love to' have a guest role on the popular soap

From Hollywood to Ramsay Street! Denise isn't the only international star keen to appear on Neighbours. Earlier this week, Hollywood sensation Lindsay Lohan (pictured) admitted that she would 'love to' have a guest role on the popular soap

Denise Van Outen joins the cast of Neighbours in a major storyline

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