Denise Van Outen says she'll quit dancing after Strictly Come Dancing 2012 final

James and Denise Van Outen Denise Van Outen plans to hang up her dancing shoes once Strictly ends this weekend - as she won't find a partner as good as James Jordan.

The pair - currently rehearsing for this weekend's final - have regularly wowed the judges with their routines, winning praise and high scores.

But speaking to The Sun, Denise revealed that she won't continue to practise her moves afterwards - and will instead encourage her daughter Betsy to take them up instead.

She explained: "The problem with dancing with someone as talented as James Jordan is that nobody else will be as good as a partner, so I don’t really want to carry on dancing after the show finishes.

"I’d love Betsy to learn how to dance. There’s a school near us that teaches children from the age of four.

"But I definitely won’t be one of those pushy mums who are always on the sidelines telling their kids what to do."

Denise added that she'd love to win Strictly for James, who despite having taken part for seven years has never taken the crown.

She said: "His wife Ola has a trophy at home and she’s always winding him up with it, so I’d love to help him get his own."

Denise will compete against Kimberley Walsh, Louis Smith and Dani Harmer in the final, which airs on Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.

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