Linda Lusardi still looks stunning at 60 in a sparkly bikini from her old pin-up days.
The star, who shot to fame in the late 1970s and regularly appeared in the Mirror, was delighted the two-piece still fits.
She said: “I can’t believe I’m wearing the same sparkly bikini I wore back in the day.
“I found it in my attic the other weekend while I was doing a big clear-out, and it still fits.”
The mum to two grown-up children, who is married to former Brookside star Sam Kane, 50, has appeared in numerous TV shows since her modelling days and won Celebrity Come Dine With Me in 2008.
She told Best magazine: “I’m in a good place. I have a very happy life, happy marriage, and two great kids who are doing what they want to do. That’s all I need.”
She said the secret to her good looks was genes.
“My mum, Lila, is 86 and still a size 8,” she said. “And my dad, who I sadly lost a couple of years ago, was in incredible shape. I watch my weight, but I’m very lucky with my metabolism.
“Linda, who has never had cosmetic surgery, has simple advice for staying slim.
She said: “Cut back on portion sizes, and don’t eat until you’re hungry. Don’t eat after 8pm, either. My go-to when I need to trim down is SlimFast.”