08/06/2010 18:35 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Denise Van Outen Joins The Spanx Fan Club

Denise Van Outen has become the latest new mum to join the Spanx fan club. The TV star and presenter has been spotted looking slim and toned after the birth of her daughter Betsey with husband Lee Mead.

Unfortunately for Denise, her secret to that flat tum was revealed when waiting paparazzi caught a glimpse of the bottom of her Spanx shorts underneath her shorts.

Denise follows in the footsteps of fellow Spanx fans including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba. The control pants have become the popular choice for celebrities and mere mortals alike for smoothing out and sucking in lumps and bumps.

For new celebrity mums, the pressure is on to drop the baby weight as quickly as possible. Stars like Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez have seemingly pinged straight back into shape, although Denise has claimed she's in no rush, giving herself plenty of time to enjoy being a mum before she jumps back into her size 10s.

Ever owned a pair of Spanx or control pants? Here are a few of the best styles for a smooth silhouette.

Source: Daily Mail