Kimberley Walsh shows off her post-Strictly Come Dancing figure on holiday in the Caribbean
But it seems Kimberley Walsh is the latest Strictly Come Dancing contestant to reap the physical benefits of a gruelling ballroom regime.
The singer looked distinctly lithe as she enjoyed some winter sun on holiday in Barbados this week.
Strictly beautiful: Kimberley Walsh shows off her svelte figure on a family holiday in the Caribbean
Wearing a zebra-print bikini, she showed off her toned legs and washboard stomach as she walked across the hot sand.
Miss Walsh, 31, came joint second in Strictly with Denise Van Outen, who also showed off a trim new physique during a recent family holiday in Dubai.
Other contestants to benefit from the ‘Strictly effect’ include contestants Fern Britton and Lisa Riley, who said she lost more than a stone on the show.
Toned: All the training from Strictly Come Dancing has left Kimberley with a toned yet feminine figure to die for
Flat: The Girls Aloud star's tummy looked enviably smooth as she made her way towards the blue waters
However, Miss Walsh recently denied she had lost weight, insisting her body was simply more toned than before.
She said: ‘My bum’s lifted slightly. I can see some liftage going on. I’m definitely not losing any weight, but I’m toning up, which is fine by me.
‘I can definitely see a difference.’
Cool down: Kimberley soaks up the sun while sitting on the wet shoreline
Safety first: The stage star reapplies some sun lotion before heading back towards the water
Shades: Kimberley popped on her sunglasses and tip toed her way towards the shore on the warm sand
She added: ‘I can see my body changing, which I’m happy about.
‘I can see it on my legs, I’m getting more shape in my things and my knees are a bit tighter.’
Miss Walsh has always been proud of her curvy figure. In 2011, she said she exercises extra hard just so she can eat more.
Feline: Like a cat, the singer dips her torso into the water first before submerging her whole body
This is how much fun I'm having! Kimberley enjoys her time in the sea with a blonde friend
She said: ‘I don’t calorie count. That’s what I love about working out.
‘It sounds really bad, but I work out so I can eat - it’s true! I just can’t diet to that extent. I need to be able to have pasta now and again.
Spalsh: The 31-year old laughed with a family member as the waves crashed over them
Crash: Kimberley is making the most of her time to relax and have fun after an intensive few months on Strictly Come Dancing
‘I like bad food that’s not that unhealthy – stuff like pasta. And I do like sweet things so I have to have chocolate a couple of times a week.'
Miss Walsh was joined on holiday by her boyfriend Justin Scott.
Helping hand: The singer gets her friend to pull her out of the water just as another wave gets ready to break
All in place: After a swim Kimberley checks her modesty before heading back to her sun lounger
Despite dating him for nine years, she said they have no plans to get married in the near future.
She said: ‘In this industry, people assume that if you’re together more than a year then you’re going to get married.
But we don’t take on the pressure of the outside world; we know where we’re at in our relationship. Besides, I think being together nine years is almost a marriage in itself .’
beach bum: Even with all her dancing training, Kimberley managed to keep her derriere in curvy shape
Love birds: The northern singer joins her boyfriend of 9 years, Justin Scott, on the sun loungers to dry off after her swim
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