The TV presenter revealed that she was "upset" over reports stating that her West End training puts her a grade above other celebrities.
However, she pointed out that several other stars on the BBC show have also had similar backgrounds.
"Lisa Riley danced when she was young," she told New magazine. "Kimberley Walsh has danced. Dani Harmer went to stage school. And Fern Britton did the Strictly Christmas special."
Van Outen also joked that her 2-year-old daughter Betsy has so far shown no interest in her dance skills, preferring to watch Peppa Pig.
Copyright: BBCShe said: "Last Saturday I taped the show because she was in bed when it was on and I showed it to her on Sunday morning and went, 'Look, mummy's dancing'.
"And she just went, 'I don't want to watch this, I want to watch Peppa Pig'.
"That was the harsh reality of realising she just doesn't care."
Denise Van Outen has reportedly been told to tone down her "x-rated" banter with professional parter James Jordan.
Watch Denise Van Outen's latest dance below: