Stacey Solomon has proudly declared “I love my body” as she embraces her “cellulite and back bumps” in a new bikini photo.

Stacey Solomon

The mum, 29, was showered with praise from her followers for sharing the candid photo of herself posing in a black bikini while cradling baby son Rex in the sea.

Stacey has her profile to camera as she smiles down at little Rex, who doesn’t look as pleased to be in the water as his famous mum.

Alongside the shot, the Loose Women panelist, who welcomed Rex with boyfriend Joe Swash on May 23, said she couldn’t be prouder of her figure.

She wrote, “I love my body. Every bit of it. Even the bits that society says shouldn’t be there. Because EVERY bit of it came together to make him. And Zachary. And Leighton.”

Stacey added, “Cellulite is beautiful, back bumps add character and tummy ledges are great for resting a baby on.”

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Her Loose Women co-star Nadia Sawalha was among the hundreds to compliment the honest Instagram shot.

“I’ve been channelling this all day on the beach,” Nadia said, while Kate Thornton posted, “Stacey, you are beautiful.”

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There was a time, not so long ago, when I used to dread this. It’s so nice to uncurl my toes, not be fighting with shields or trying to sooth my bleeding nipples and actually get excited for the times that Rex wants to feed on me. I never managed to exclusively breast feed He has bottle and boob, mostly boob before naps for comfort and that works for us! Looking at this photo reminds me of how much pressure I put on myself in the early days. I wanted to love it so badly and had imagined how “easy”, “convenient” and “blissful” it would be and it wasn’t any of those things. I never believed anyone when they said it will become easier and almost painless eventually, but it has. I can’t even remember when it changed. But 10 weeks in and it feels so much better. It feels like how I imagined it in the first place. If I could offer any advise, it would be what everyone told me. FED IS BEST and WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Mummas YOU ARE INCREDIBLE 🌈 if you’re wondering why the phot looks wierd it’s because I’ve Blurred out any boob just incase Instagram tell me off 😂

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Mrs Hinch, who also recently welcomed a baby boy, simply wrote “beauty” under the post.

While Dannii Minogue also left a comment, sharing, “You are the best mum.”

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Over on her Instagram Stories, Stacey told her two million followers that it was Rex’s first time in the sea.

“We had a lovely day at the beach with the boys and Rex went into the sea for the first time,” she said. “He actually really liked it – he didn’t cry. Both of my other children screamed when they went into the sea, but he was like… ‘Ooh I like this.'”

Stacey is also mum to Zachary, 11, and Leighton, seven, from previous relationships.