Van Outen feud with 'Big Breakfast' star Vaughan was about their pay
Denise Van Outen has spoken about how her friendship with 'The Big Breakfast' co-host Johnny Vaughan was "tarnished" when they fell out over pay.
The pair shot to fame as the presenting double act on the morning TV show but Van Outen said she quit when she felt their relationship would not be the same again.
The TV star told ITV's 'Loose Women': "You put so much trust in a person and I've had it in the past in the 90s. I can talk about it because it's been public, I had a big fall-out with Johnny Vaughan, who I did 'The Big Breakfast' with.
"At that time we were literally like brother and sister, we were best friends, unbreakable. The whole relationship fell apart when we started to renegotiate our contracts because I always felt we worked together as a team and that is how it should be.
"We created it together and not just us, the rest of the team working on the show. I always had that mentality that it's about all of us. I know there were other influences involved and agents and everything but he was negotiating separately from me, his contract, which I found out, obviously confronted him and I realised then at that point our friendship had gone in two different directions and for me it was tarnished and that is why I left the show."