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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.

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