News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Denise Van Outen banner.JPG
Reuters
Denise Van Outen.JPG
Reuters
World News

Actress Denise Van Outen reveals trip to church for communion wine during youthful partying

by Reuters Journalist

TV star Denise Van Outen once headed to church to drink communion wine following massive all-nighter.

The ‘Celebrity Gogglebox’ contributor - who was raised a Roman Catholic - made an emergency stop at Sunday morning mass so she could drink some holy wine.

The former wild child - who found fame hosting Channel 4’s ‘The Big Breakfast’ - revealed her unusual reason for joining the congregation in her new autobiography ‘A Bit Of Me’.

Denise, 47, spilled: “These were the years of wild partying for so many young people – me included.”  

"I remember one Sunday morning, after being up all night, my friend Lucy and I realised that we’d run out of alcohol. 

‘Where would be open on a Sunday morning that we could get some wine?’ Lucy asked. I thought for a moment and then it hit me, ‘Church!’ 

“As a Roman Catholic, I knew there was a Communion wine for sipping, plus there was always a reception after the service in the little church in Kensington, where we would get a bevvy.

“I’m ashamed to say it wasn’t a one-time thing either.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate