Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly has attracted a flood of birthday wishes from her fellow stars – a month late.
The presenter wowed fans on social media with an age-defying snap from her birthday celebrations in the Maldives at the end of March.
Wearing only a pair of shorts and bikini top in the pic, Tess showed off her toned figure and thanked everyone for the messages sent since she turned 50 last month.
She captioned the photo: “I just wanted to say thanks so much for all your lovely birthday messages but… this photo was taken on my birthday, which was actually a month ago! (Wikipedia isn’t always right).
“I got to celebrate my (biiiig!) birthday soaking up the sunshine in the beautiful Maldives; which felt like the perfect place to also celebrate feeling another year older, wiser and more grateful, because as you mature you understand more that it’s not about what you own or what you look like, but so much MORE about the people you love and the person you’ve become.”
She continued: “And one thing I’ll never regret is growing older as it’s a privilege denied to many. Sending happy Saturday vibes to you all and lots of love.”
Her fellow stars took to the comments to wish her well, with Britain’s Got Talent star Amanda Holden writing, “You’re looking bloody [hot]” and This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes commenting, “Many, many Happy Returns Tess”, while Love Island host Caroline Flack replied, “Gorgeous! Happy birthday” alongside a string of heart emojis.
It follows a devastating blow dealt to Tess and her family earlier this month.
Speaking to The Sun, the star revealed she accidentally ran over and killed her beloved Maltese Shih Tzu pooch, Minnie.
She told the paper: “I’m devastated by this terrible accident. It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare.
“It has had a huge effect on the whole family and we are heartbroken at losing Minnie. This has, and continues to be, a very emotional time for us all.”
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