UK celebrity Denise van Outen is putting her name to a new maternity range launched by home shopping group Shop Direct.

The range, called DVO Maternity, will be sold on Shop Direct's e-commerce unit, and includes a stretch tube dress, black jumpsuit, yoga pieces and an empire bow dress.

Gareth Jones, brand director of Shop Direct Group, said: "We are very pleased to have Denise on board. Our customers have been asking for an accessible, easy to wear maternity range and we feel that they will be very pleased with Denise's collection."

The pregnant TV star's 16 piece collection launches next month.