Daytime TV star Carol McGiffin has been celebrating her 60th birthday in Australia and has shared family snaps with fans.
The Loose Women panellist posted a series of images to social media site Instagram, showing her lunching and having fun with pals at a waterside restaurant.
Seen dressed in a red, flowing summer dress next to her partner Mark Cassidy – who she married in a secret ceremony in Thailand in 2018 – Carol captioned one image: “Having a very nice birthday in Nelson Bay, Australia. Lunch at @thepoyers With some very old friends #60.”
It wasn’t long before her Loose Women colleagues took to the site to share in her celebrations.
Christine Lampard said: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS,” followed by heart-for-eyes and champagne glass emojis.
Happy birthday Chump! Love ya.
Meanwhile, Kaye Adams said: “Happy birthday Chump! Love ya.”
Finally, Nadia Swalha left her own birthday message to her pal: “So glad you are with friends!!! Ahhhh we miss you smelly poo!! Happy happy birthday bunny.”
In another snap Carol shared, she and Mark were pictured with friends enjoying a sun-filled ‘long lunch’ at a restaurant on the New South Wales coast, north of Sydney.
She captioned the image: “Long, slow, birthday lunch at The Poyers #birthday #oldfriends #australia #60.”
In another birthday snap, Carol is seen standing next to a pal who has decorated their abode with celebratory bunting… and more champagne!
This time, Carol captioned the image: “My mate Julie has pulled out all the stops with the decorations! Like I need reminding #60.”
Many of her followers joined in with the celebrations.
“Omg Carol Mcgiff are you 60!!! Well a very happy birthday you look fab keep enjoying life like you do, all the best,” one said.
Another wrote: “Omg you look so young. I’m shocked Carol. Have a wonderful birthday lovely lady. Love your dress too.”
Finally, a third wrote: “Happy birthday. You look amazing. Happy healthy and living life. Go for it! Big hugs.”
Carol also got a shock during her time in Australia: she bumped into Geordie Shore star and her former Celebrity Big Brother housemate, Charlotte Crosby.
Charlotte, 29, has been in the country appearing in the Aussie version of I’m A Celebrity.
Sharing a pavement-side selfie, Carol captioned the image: “What are the chances?
“Walking down the street in Manly, Sydney and look who I bumped into!!!
“Only @charlottegshore!!! So good to see my old mucker from #CBB and her OZ I’m A Celeb family.”
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