How old is Tamzin Outhwaite, when did she return to EastEnders as Mel Owen and does she have a boyfriend?

TAMZIN Outhwaite is a well known face on the box, thanks to her long career on TV.

TONIGHT (December 10) she'll be appearing on Crystal Maze.

Who is Tamzin Outhwaite and how old is she?

Tamzin Outhwaite, 50, was born November 5, 1970 and is a British actress from London.

She started her acting career at the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School.

After having bit parts in Men Behaving Badly and The Bill, Tamzin shot to fame in the 90s playing Melanie Owen in EastEnders from 1998 until 2002.

On May 13, 2018, Tamzin announced that her mother had passed away and paid tribute to her online.

Does she have a boyfriend?

In 2018, The Sun Online revealed that Tamzin is dating actor Tom Child, who is 21 years her junior at 26.

Tamzin introduced  Tom as her boyfriend during a celebrity-filled party.

A source said: “Tamzin is very pleased with herself that she’s pulled a toy boy.

She’s been introducing him to pals and joking he’s 12.

"She’s very fond of him and says he’s fearless.”

The star was pictured moving her toyboy into her home as couple become ‘inseparable’.

As of 2020, they're still living together and she revealed that she gave Tom her blessing to leave her if he ever wants kids.

What TV shows has Tamzin been on?

After she left EastEnders in 2002, the TV roles poured in, this included:

  • Red Cap
  • Hotel Babylon
  • New Tricks
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Silent Witness
  • Agatha Christie's Marple
  • The Fixer
  • Law & Order: UK
  • Inside No. 9

When did Tamzin return to EastEnders?

The Sun exclusively revealed that Tamzin made a shock return to EastEnders – 15 years after leaving the soap – in October 2017.

The actress has reprised her role as Melanie Owen.

She returned on January 9, 2018, much to viewers delight.

She left again in 2019.

Who was Tamzin married to?

Tamzin and Miranda star Tom Ellis wed in 2006 in Somerset after meeting the year before through their mutual friend James McAvoy.

They went on to have have two daughters, Florence (born 2008) and Marnie (born 2012).

But in 2014, following revelations of Tom's infidelity, the couple divorced.

Tamzin was left devastated after he confessed to a one-night stand while filming Gothica in the States in 2013.

In an interview in 2016, Tamzin hinted it was more than "a one night stand" as he had claimed.

She said: “I wouldn't not be with my husband over a one-night stand is all I'll say.'

The star also revealed she would tell her daughters what happened when they are old enough.

She added: “I will tell them exactly what happened and it will come from me. He's still their dad and they still have a relationship.”

 

 

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