Tess Daly continues to stun with her ageless look – and her latest cover shoot for Woman’s Health UK is no different.
The TV host, 51, looks phenomenal in brand new snaps for the April issue of the publication, for which she says in an accompanying interview: ‘I don’t feel any different to when I was in my thirties!’
In the snaps, Tess slips into a sleek black off-shoulder swimsuit, showing off her sporty physique and long pins.
Adding heels to the look, she poses atop a series of old stereos, her toned, bronzed legs on display, a metallic sheen to her silvery black one-piece, adding strappy gold heels to the get-up.
In another she changes into a halter-neck swimsuit with a gold buckle detailing at the bust.
Looking typically flawless, Tess glows in a wash of natural, sun-kissed make-up, adding gold hooped earrings and letting her buoyant blonde locks flow loosely around her shoulders in waves.
In further snaps, Tess gets athletic, changing into an 80s-inspired midnight blue leotard with a gold belt.
She then swaps the skintight look for a slightly less figure-hugging tracksuit in red and white.
‘Confidence comes from cutting yourself some slack,’ Tess tells the publication. ‘I’m in my fifties now. That’s still a shock when I say it out loud, because I don’t feel any different to when I was in my thirties.
‘But I don’t fixate on age as a limitation, because it’s never held me back… confidence, to me, is just pushing yourself a little bit further than you think you can go, and you’ll always surprise yourself.’
On her fitness regime, Tess reveals: ‘I’ve got a treadmill, where I’ve realised I can watch Netflix and run 5k at the same time. I would never sit down and watch TV in the day but, on the treadmill, I can justify it.
‘In the morning, [yoga] focuses your thoughts for the day, rather than being bombarded by ‘what-ifs’ and news feeds.
‘Then, if I don’t do yoga at night, I go to bed with a whirring mind. So, I’m trying to transcend all that uncertainty, because it leads to anxiety.’
Tess fronted Strictly Come Dancing’s most challenging series to date last year, as the show adapted to the social-distancing rules of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yet she claims to have ‘loved it more than ever!’
She says: ‘Of course, it was frustrating that you couldn’t hug people. If someone’s in tears or they’re leaving the show, it’s hard not being able to physically reach out.
‘But Strictly is such a celebratory, feel-good show, full of warmth and sparkle and joy, I felt lucky to be a part of something that people were appreciating on a whole other level because they were stuck at home.’
While that was on the air, her husband Vernon Kay was taking part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
On the challenges she faced while he was away in Wales, locked up in a castle for the show, she adds: ‘The printer, the dishwasher, the dryer [all broke] – basically everything you need when solo parenting.
‘I was like, ‘Okay, Vern, I really do need you around the house’… we’re soulmates, me and Vernon. It’s been a ride. And I love him more than ever.’
She also explains that she wants to instill a work ethic in the daughters she shares with Vernon.
‘I’ve made a point throughout my girls’ lives of reading them bedtime stories about strong, innovating women, whether it’s Oprah Winfrey or Frida Kahlo,’ she says. ‘It’s quite a feminist house, really… we’ve instilled a work ethic and they take nothing for granted, but I teach them that women can do anything, because they can.’