Tamzin Outhwaite: ‘Next year or never’ EastEnders star drops major Strictly 2019 spoiler

Tamzin Outhwaite, 48, has revealed that her daughters are “desperate” for the EastEnders actress to take part in the dance competition. The soap star spoke candidly about being part of the show but added she does feel she is a “bit old” for Strictly. Speaking in an interview with OK! Magazine, Tamzin spilled: “My girls are desperate for me to do it but I think I’m a bit old, I’m not sure my body could take it. “I’m 49 soon, so part of me thinks I should do it next year as a last hurrah before my fifties.”

She added: “It’s next year or never.”

The actress shares daughters Florence, 11, and seven-year-old Marnie with her ex-husband Tom Ellis.

Meanwhile, Tamzin has since found love with 28-year-old boyfriend and documentary maker Tom Child.

Speaking about the couple’s age gap, the Eastenders star admitted people used to make jokes about it but has insisted it’s never bothered them.

She said: “The age gap bothers other people but not us!

“I did initially question whether a 20-year age difference would work but we couldn’t stay away from each other.

“At first we heard lots of jokes about our ages but now people see how happy we are, all that has stopped.

“Also I’m very much the kid in our relationship.”

Tamzin first met Tom in 2016 before making their romance official in 2017.

The pair took their relationship to the next level recently when he moved into her family home.

Tamzin went on to praise Tom for “fitting in perfectly” with her family.

She continued: “He knows the girls are the loves of my life and he’d never try to compete with that.

“It’s obviously a big deal to introduce a new partner into your children’s lives but Tom’s fitted in perfectly.”

The actress also said she would be open to tying the knot with Tom, despite her last marriage not ending “perfectly”.

Elsewhere, Tamzin revealed she is leaving the soap after 21 on-off years in the show.

In view of her 213,000 Twitter followers she said: “So that’s it! The end of an era… for me at least.

“Melanie Healy/Beale/Owen has left the building… it’s been a pleasure, a privilege and a 21 year association with a family I will cherish forever and never forget.”

She added: “TIL next time my beautiful cast and crew… you all rock.”(sic)

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight on BBC One at 6.40pm.

Read the full interview in OK! Magazine out now.

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