Basildon's Denise Van Outen has been urging people to "support local" after enjoying an "amazing evening" at the Roslin Beach Hotel.

The star visited the high-end hotel on Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, with her partner Eddie on Saturday evening.

The couple sat on the terrace, which overlooks the seafront, while they enjoyed their dinner and a glass of wine.

Denise praised staff and insisted she couldn't wait to return.

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Sharing their visit on Instagram, Denise said: "The most amazing evening dining al fresco on the terrace at the Roslin Beach Hotel.

"We fell in love with the staff (attentive) and the hotel decor is fabulous.

"We can't wait to go back and book a room. Roll on May 17."

And Denise isn't the only Essex reality star to visit the Roslin.

Recently, TOWIE mum Debbie Bright celebrated her 60th birthday at the luxurious hotel with her daughter Lydia.

Debbie described the hotel as "one my favourite places".