Denise Van Outen and Jimmy Barba have jetted off to Dubai and who can blame them? (Picture: knight-67photo)
Denise Van Outen has swapped the chilly British climes for a sunny winter break with boyfriend Jimmy Barba and they couldn’t look more smitten.
The former Big Breakfast presenter had just enjoyed her first Christmas with her new man since going public with their relationship this summer, but it wasn’t long before they hopped on a plane.
After spending quality time with the family, Denise, 48, and Jimmy, 55, were snapped basking in the much warmer temperatures of the United Arab Emirates and wasted no time frolicking on a Dubai beach.
Walking hand-in-hand across the sand, Denise wore a stunning pastel blue swimsuit with a plunging neckline teamed with a matching cover-up, while Jimmy sported a pair of peach swim shorts.
At one point, the TV presenter was seen smiling at her partner who took a deep lunge into the water.
The couple confirmed their romance in June when they attended the Grand Prix Ball together in London and posed for photos on the red carpet. Denise later made it Instagram official and shared snaps from the night out, including one of them cuddling up at a black-tie dinner.
Denise, 48, was positively beaming as she strolled beside her new man (Picture: knight-67photo)
The couple held hands as they headed to the water for a splash (Picture: knight-67photo)
Denise stunned in a pastel blue swimsuit (Picture: knight-67photo)
Jimmy cooled off amid the soaring heat with a dip in the sea (Picture: knight-67photo)
Since then, Denise hasn’t hesitated in sharing their love with her followers and recently opened up about her relationship with the property developer.
Speaking to Big Breakfast hosts Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu, she revealed in August: ‘We’re spending time together, but we don’t live together at the moment.’
In November, the TV personality shared the extreme lengths she went to in order to keep their romance under wraps in the early days.
Denise took a beat to top up on the suncream (Picture: knight-67photo)
Jimmy really loved the water (Picture: knight-67photo)
Denise appeared to be facetiming a loved one or taking a selfie in the sun (Picture: knight-67photo)
The presenter was spotted wearing a red swimsuit on another beach outing (Picture: knight-67photo)
Denise and Jimmy have been dating since June (Picture: Getty Images)
She said on Steph’s Packed Lunch: ‘When I started going out with Jimmy, we had to stay indoors for most of our first dates, because we wanted to get to know each other outside of the public eye.
‘So when we went on our very first date, it’s like we’d been let loose, we just went crazy!’
Denise continued: ‘We’d spent weeks sitting in my kitchen just chatting and having a lovely time and getting to know each other, and we went out, and it was like, “We’re out”‘, it was like coming out of lockdown!
‘The first meal we went for, we went to a Turkish restaurant, we sat in the car park, in separate cars, and then I said, it looks empty, we’ll go in. It was nice actually.’
She added: ‘To be honest, I was oblivious to anybody else in the restaurant because I was too busy snogging him.’
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The couple went public with their relationship in June.