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It’s a Good Life in the Caribbean for Felicity: Actress looks toned and trim as she takes a dip during holiday

  • Actress Felicity Kendal flaunted her age-defying looks in Barbados
  • The 66-year-old wore a simple black swimsuit as she went for a swim

By Lucy Osborne


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For most, living the Good Life and having a great beach body do not go hand in hand – but it looks like Felicity Kendal has achieved it.

The 66-year-old looked toned and trim in a simple black swimsuit as she took a dip in the sea on a recent holiday in Barbados.

Former ‘rear of the year’ Kendal who has always shunned plastic surgery, proved that a light jog along the beach is the key to looking good in your sixties.

Looking good: Felicity Kendal is pictured cooling off in the sea on holiday in Barbados

Looking good: Felicity Kendal is pictured cooling off in the sea on holiday in Barbados

Toned and trim: Felicity Kendall warned ladies that it takes a lot of work in the gym to maintain her figure when she starred on Strictly Come Dancing

Relaxing: The Good Life star is pictured taking a morning stroll along the beach in Barbados

Relaxing: The Good Life star is pictured taking a morning stroll along the beach in Barbados

The Rosemary and Thyme actress, who is
currently on holiday with her long-term partner, Michael Rudman, 73, puts her svelte physique down to hours in the gym.

She
said at the beginning of her stint on Strictly come Dancing in 2010: ‘I’m afraid the bad news is girls you’ve got to do the work in the gym.

‘I haven’t suddenly morphed into looking in the last week how I look now.’

Cooling off: The former Strictly star takes a dip in the sea

Cooling off: The former Strictly star takes a dip in the sea

Still got it: Miss Kendal was once named 'Rear of the year'

Still got it: Miss Kendal was once named ‘Rear of the year’

Enjoying the good life: Actress Felicity proved that a light jog along the beach is the key to looking good in your sixties

Enjoying the good life: Actress Felicity proved that a light jog along the beach is the key to looking good in your sixties

Her physical fitness even earned her the nickname ‘Flexible Felicity’ on the show, which saw her eliminated in the eighth week.

She revealed that she dropped almost two dress sizes following the BBC show, in which she was partnered with Vincent Simone, saying she could fit into the size 26in waist jeans she wore when she was on the 1970s show, The Good Life.

But it seems her co-star and on-screen husband, Richard Briers, doesn’t live up to his character’s love of the healthy, organic-vegetable-eating, life as she does.

Toned: The actress said she could fit into the size 26in waist jeans she wore when she was on the 1970s show, The Good Life, after Strictly

Toned: The actress said she could fit into the size 26in waist jeans she wore when she was on the 1970s show, The Good Life, after Strictly

Taking a paddle: Miss Kendal is on holiday with her long-term partner, Michael Rudman, 73

Taking a paddle: Miss Kendal is on holiday with her long-term partner, Michael Rudman, 73

Instead, the 79-year-old actor recently admitted he is paying the price for a lifetime addiction to cigarettes.

He said earlier this month that he is suffering from emphysema.

Flexible Felicity: Ms Kendal earned a new nickname for herself through her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2010

Flexible Felicity: Ms Kendal earned a new nickname for herself through her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2010

Back in the day: Felicity as Barbara Good with Richard Briers as her husband Tom in The Good Life

Back in the day: Felicity as Barbara Good with Richard Briers as her husband Tom in The Good Life

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