Bikini-clad Tess Daly trades in her Strictly prom dresses for luxury swimwear


Come dance strictly host Tess Daly may be the queen of the ballroom when it comes to outfits, but the beaming mother-of-two hung up her prom dresses for the season in exchange for her vacation wardrobe.

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Looking serene and glamorous as she lounges by the pool in a range of stunning beachwear, Tess dreams of a holiday with her family. “My happy place is the south of France – the light, the language, the food and the atmosphere”, the Strictly host and entrepreneur tells HELLO! in this exclusive interview.

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“We are real foodies in our family, hence our love of France,” adds Tess, who is mum to Phoebe, 17, and Amber, 13, with her husband, TV presenter Vernon Kay. .

“For me, the ideal holiday would be somewhere with lots of sunshine, gorgeous beaches and great seaside walks – and Vernon loves to play a round of golf when we’re away.”

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Tess and Gayle co-founded luxury swimwear and beachwear line Naia Beach

No wonder she thinks of a sunny place. It’s Tess’ favorite vacation destination, the French Riviera, that inspired the Naia Beach pieces she models in. HELLO!’her exclusive photographs, alongside her close friend and business partner Gayle Lawton.

“Gayle and I have spent many holidays together with our families in St Tropez in the south of France,” says Tess, who co-founded Naia Beach with Gayle last year. “It was there, while we were shopping for swimwear – and couldn’t find anything that we would be safe to wear on the beach – that the idea of ​​designing our own line of swimwear was born.”

Life is a beach

Created with the delights of the iconic Côte d’Azur in mind, the La Riviera range includes sleek swimwear as well as silky floor-skimming dresses, chic kaftans and floaty wide-leg pants for hitting the beach. at the bar. It follows Naia Beach’s first collection last March.

Like many people, Tess faces body insecurities when wearing swimsuits.

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“I am extremely grateful to have a healthy body and I don’t believe in sabotaging ourselves with negative thought patterns about our body types. However, it is the human condition that we are not never really satisfied with what we have – is that it?” she says.

A firm believer in the idea that health starts from within, Tess has one rule when it comes to taking care of her body: consistency.

TESS WEARS: Elodie Golden Tie Front Set, from £75, Naïa Beach


“I don’t tend to believe in diets because anything fancy or extreme isn’t actually sustainable,” the star says. “My routine is pretty consistent: working out a few times a week, from yoga to jumping rope in the garden, or just walking the dogs for a while outside.”

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