Denise came second in the second series of Strictly Come Dancing with Ian Waite.
Denise was awarded her OBE in 2000.
Denise has had an operation on her right calf.
In 1998, despite missing crucial weeks of training due to injury, won double gold at Europeans and Commonwealth Games.
In 1996, Denise was the only British woman to win a medal at the Olympics.
Denise became Britain's Woman Athlete of the Year in 1996.
Denise won the gold medal at the Sydney Olypics in 2000.
Denise: (on Strictly Come Dancing) When I was asked to be involved all my childhood fantasies came together so it was a definite 'yes please' from me!
Denise: (on Strictly Come Dancing) I watched the last series avidly and have always wanted to be involved in something like this.