Countryfile’s Julia Bradbury slams ‘skinny shamers’ as she sunbathes in the heatwave

Julia Bradbury managed to find a spot on a beach and we’re not jealous at all (Picture: @therealjuliabradbury, Instagram)

Julia Bradbury braced herself for any skinny shamers lurking on her social media account as she blessed her followers with a bikini photo. 

The Countryfile presenter joined the nation in basking in the heatwave this week and managed to find space on a beach – jealous – to relax and sunbathe. 

In her latest Instagram post, Julia is seen lying on the sand wearing what appeared to be a blue halter neck bikini with a floral embellishment. 

She wrote in the caption: ‘Hey Skinny shamers … Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine. My collar bones are still sticking out…& I ate chips!’ 

Hashtags included: ‘#skinnyshaming #sunshine #nohate.’ 

Julia’s followers showered her with supportive messages, including one comment which said: ‘A picture of positive and healthy life choices. Enjoy the sunshine.’ 

‘That is the right attitude,’ another praised.

One fan quipped: ‘Have fun in the sun Julia! It’s never too hot for chips.’ 

The 50-year-old was overwhelmed by the warm messages and followed up with a photo of herself wearing workout gear, alongside the caption: ‘Lots of positive feedback from my skinny shaming posts…so many people grateful that I’ve spoken out about how unacceptable it is to shame people online/via social media. 

‘I’m old enough & experienced enough to handle this stuff but millions of people are suffering with #mentalhealth issues & eating disorders. We need to exercise kindness on here. I’m happy that I’ve been able to turn a negative into a positive. I just want to say.. you’re all beautiful 💛.  

Julia is passionate about promoting body confidence for women over 50 (Picture: Rex)

‘Don’t let small minded people get you down, and feel fine about exploiting social media – take all the good and none of the negative!’ 

The TV star also included a quote from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor Deep Roy, which said: ‘Inspiration comes from within yourself. You have to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.’ 

One supporter replied: ‘You are an inspiring woman and one of the best t.v personalities around so keep on doing your thing.’ 

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Another said: ‘The person who stares back at you in the mirror is the only person that matters.Keep doing what you are doing and stay positive.’

Julia is passionate about promoting body confidence for women over 50 and recently detailed the level of abuse she’s received from trolls, including one who asked if she had cancer and was going through chemotherapy.

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