Who is Lee Mead? Holby City actor who plays Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern and Denise van Outen’s ex-husband

LEE Mead made a comeback to the soap world last year after joining Holby City.

But how did the actor and musical theatre star get his big break and when did his relationship with Denise van Outen come to an end.

Lee Mead is a British actor and singer who shot to fame playing Joseph in 2007
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Who is Lee Mead? What is his background?

Lee Stephen Mead was born July 14, 1981, and is an English musical theatre and television actor.

He shot to fame in 2007 when he won the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat after being crowned champion of BBC show Any Dream Will Do.

After this, he has gone on to star in other West End shows including Wicked, Legally Blonde: The Musical and The West End Men.

He has also enjoyed a successful music career and has released three albums.

Lee can now be found starring in Holby City

When did Lee Mead join Holby City? Was he also in Casualty?

In 2014, Lee joined the cast of the BBC One drama Casualty, playing the role of Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern.

He then left the role in May 2016 to play Caractacus Potts in the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

But in early 2017, he returned to the role of Lofty, but this time in Casualty’s sister show Holby City.

Lee was once married to TV star Denise Van Outen
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When did Lee Mead split from Denise Van Outen? How old is their daughter?

Lee met Denise Van Outen when she was a judge on how Any Dream Will Do in 2007.

The couple announced their engagement in January 2009 and married in the Seychelles in April 2009.

Their daughter Betsy was born on May 1, 2010.

However, Lee and Denise didn’t have a happy ending and in July 2013 the couple split up.



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