Nadia Sawalha has shared a completely naked snap in a bid to encourage body confidence.
The Loose Women panellist took to her Instagram page to share a series of photos showing her frolicking in the swimming pool completely in the nude.
‘Whole next level in body confidence for me!!!’ the 54-year-old captioned her post. ‘I can’t believe it but I only swam flaming naked in the flaming pool today!!! This has never happened!!! #liberating
Speaking about her husband of 17 years reacted to her going skinny dipping, the TV presenter added: ‘Poor @mark_adderley ‘s eyes nearly popped out of his head!! He literally squeaked ‘your naked ‘ 😂😂😂 and then took these snaps!
‘God it felt good to swim totally free!!’ she continued. ‘I’m not going to lie I would love to say I leapt out and pranced around the pool but in truth I nearly drowned trying to get my bikini back on IN the pool!! Not quite ready to haul myself up the steps in my birthday suit!!! Maybe next year eh girls!!
‘God why oh why are us Brits so hung up about nudity?!’ continued the former EastEnders actress. ‘It’s been the bane of my life! How are you with nudity? Would you rather die than go naked? So you love skinny dipping? Would you love to but feel too insecure? Tell me all!!!!’.
The Loose Women star’s post was met with a stream of positive and encouraging comments, thanking the mum-of-two for being so candid with her 186K followers.
‘Yes, yes, yes,’ wrote one fan. ‘It took me along time to fall in love with my body, today because of seeing posts like this I have realised how much I am more comfortable these days, I have more wobbly bits, more scars ( recovering addict ) but instead of attacking myself in the mirrors these days, I am forever eternally grateful that my body has carried me through’.
‘You go girl 🎉💞,’ wrote another. ‘I would do it in a private pool but would have to gain a lot of body confidence to go in public but well done Nadia xxx’.
‘Well done you 😁,’ added another Instagram user. ‘I went topless last year on holiday by the pool 😬 first time ever but I had just turn 40 so thought it was about time I had a bit of body confidence.😊’.