Profession: Former Olympic Gold Heptathlon champion
Pop star most like to imitate: Beyonce. She is a great performer and she has great energy
Pop star that most resembles personality: Rihanna without the wildness but definitely for the fun! I like to think I am versatile and showy too!
Biggest fear: Nerves. I don’t want my nerves to consume me especially if I get someone difficult
Denise says that the mental preparation in the days leading up to performing live will be very much like the building up to a major sporting competition:
"I am hoping that my confidence will be at its highest when it matters most".
Despite being totally out of her comfort zone, Denise can’t wait for the singing, dancing and make up to start, although she is dreading the thought of performing any big ballads, or Nicki Minaj numbers...
"I am a bit of a mover. Hopefully I can release that inner diva! It’s great to be seen in a different guise."
Denise's charity: Helen & Douglas House Children's Hospice
Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families.
The two hospice houses offer specialist symptom and pain management, medically-supported short breaks and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family.
Helen House opened in 1982 as the world's first children's hospice. Douglas House opened in 2004 as the world's first hospice specifically for young adults aged 16-35.
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