Splash! Star Linda Barker says exercise makes her feel “hugely powerful!”

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TV presenter and interior design expert Linda Barker certainly made a splash when she starred in the first series of ITV’s Splash! as she showed off her toned bikini body…

And during an interview with Hello! magazine, 51 year old Linda revealed that she credits her exercise regime for keeping her figure an enviable one. However, she also revealed that she was surprised that there was so much attention from the media and fans over her physique.

She explained, “Exercise makes me feel good and confident, which is hugely powerful.”

Linda, who’s just signed a deal to front a lingerie campaign, went on to say that she works out twice a week with a personal trainer, runs marathons and regularly practises yoga.

But of the attention she received about her figure while she was on Splash! Linda said, “After the first live show, my neighbour texted me to look online at all the comments like, ‘how does a 51-year-old woman get abs like that?’.

“My husband Chris and I were having a cup of tea in bed and were just astounded.”

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She explained that originally, she’d planned to wear a form of tankini on the show, however, the positive reaction to her figure prompted a rethink.

She said of her neighbour’s remarks, “She came over and said ‘you’ve got to wear a bikini’.

“I went, ‘Really? Do you think I’ll be all right?’ And she said, ‘I think it will be fabulous. There’ll be hair and make-up and glitter everywhere.’

“So I thought, let’s do it.”

You can read the full interview in Hello! magazine, which is on sale now, but for now, here’s a reminder of Linda on the show…

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