TV presenter Denise Van Outen and actor Lee Mead have been granted a decree nisi.

The couple, who married in the Seychelles in April 2009 and have five-year-old daughter Betsy together, separated in the summer of 2013.

Lee Mead and Denise Van Outen



Lee Mead and Denise Van Outen in 2010 (Yui Mok/PA)

 

The first part of the couple’s divorce was granted by Judge Heather MacGregor at the Family Court in London.

Neither Outen, who was listed as Denise Outen on court files, nor Mead, was at the hearing, which lasted about three minutes.

The 41-year-old TV presenter and actress petitioned for divorce on the grounds that she and Mead, 34, had been separated for two years.