The first episode will air on 22 February, with a preview being launched this week ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Denise Van Outen exploded onto our screens in 1995 on Saturday morning ITV show, Scratchy and Co, going on to present Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast. She played Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago both in the West End and on Broadway. Denise has starred in Eastenders and Neighbours and most recently appeared on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, before an injury forced her to quit the show. The couple are also series’ regulars on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox since 2019, where audiences first saw Eddie and Denise together on screen.
Before We Say I Do will see the couple – who have been together for seven years – immersing themselves in a different form of relationship therapy each episode.
As part of this, the couple will be trying their hand at: psychosexual therapy, traditional humanist therapy, counselling, cooking, hypnotherapy, psychoenergetic therapy and laughter coaching. The experiment being that if they do the therapies prior to marriage, they can iron out any niggles now rather than when they are already married!
The six-part series, with a new episode out every Monday, will launch on 22 February and will be available to listen to across all major podcast streaming platforms, as well as hosted on Yahoo UK. Listeners can also engage with Before We Say I Do on the podcast’s social channels, including Twitter at @BeforeWeSayIDo and Instagram at @BeforeWeSayIDoPod.
Yahoo UK already produces a number of popular podcasts, including White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton and Reality Check hosted by the stars of Love Island and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Yahoo UK’s #ChamberBreakers won two Lovie awards last year including the People's Award voted on by the public. Before We Say I Do will be promoted on Yahoo UK and distributed across the Verizon Media ecosystem to drive downloads.
Denise Van Outen and Eddie Boxshall say: “We’re really excited to be partnering with Yahoo UK to launch our first podcast together! We’re planning to marry soon when we can have all our family and friends around us, but thought we’d get the couples counselling out the way before taking the plunge. We’re confident the series will resonate with married and unmarried couples alike, and provide some humour for singletons as we explore the weird and wonderful relationship therapy options available.”
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