Linda Lusardi, 60, admits she stashed THAT bikini in the attic for 31 years as she reveals the secret to her incredible figure is 12-hour fasts and lots of water

She recently proved she has still got it at aged 60, by posing in the same skimpy bikini she was first photographed in three decades ago.

And Linda Lusardi revealed the tiny silver sequined bikini had been stashed in her attic for 31 years before she gave it another outing on the cover of Best magazine.

The actress and former glamour model, 60, certainly sent temperatures soaring with her recent sizzling snap and shared the secrets to her physique on Lorraine.

Still got it! Linda Lusardi revealed the tiny silver sequined bikini had been stored in her attic for 31 years before she gave it another outing on the cover of Best magazine

Still got it! Linda Lusardi revealed the tiny silver sequined bikini had been stored in her attic for 31 years before she gave it another outing on the cover of Best magazine

Discussing the reaction, she told the host on Wednesday: 'I can't believe it, honestly, I thought I would be in the back page of Best Magazine. 

'But it ended up in all the nationals and on the front page. I was quite shocked actually that anyone covered it.'

Recalling the moment she discovered the glitzy two-piece in her attic, she said: 'It’s been in my attic all these years. I was up there with my daughter Lucy and I thought “oh my gosh, that’s it”. 

'It looked like a handkerchief, it was so small. But I got in it. There is a lot more ties in the second pic. As you get older you begin to care less.'

Wow! She recently proved she has still got it at aged 60, posing in the same skimpy bikini she was first photographed in three decades ago
Wow! She recently proved she has still got it at aged 60, posing in the same skimpy bikini she was first photographed in three decades ago

Wow! She recently proved she has still got it at aged 60, posing in the same skimpy bikini she was first photographed in three decades ago

Wow: The actress and former glamour model, 60, certainly sent temperatures soaring with her recent sizzling snap and shared the secrets to her physique on Lorraine

Wow: The actress and former glamour model, 60, certainly sent temperatures soaring with her recent sizzling snap and shared the secrets to her physique on Lorraine

Look blooming beautiful like Linda in a floral dress from Warehouse

Linda Lusardi looks better than ever. How does she do it?

She chatted to Christine Lampard on the Lorraine show this morning, and she looked very pretty in her floral print dress. It's from none other than Warehouse, and we love the bright yellow blooms against the black background, as well as the flattering midi length and wrap over shape. Those floaty little sleeves are a nice touch too!

Unfortunately it has now sold out, but click (right) to take a closer look, then recreate Linda's style with the help of our edit below.

This gorgeous Ganni dress would be well worth investing in since you can never go too far wrong with florals.

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'We’re our own worse enemies, we look in the mirror and we only see the bad things about ourselves. Why not do it. You’ve only got one body, you’re only here once.'

Linda revealed that the secret to her age-defying frame is a 12 hour fasting diet and drinking lots of water, before admitting she did indulge while on holiday.

The star, who was wearing a pretty black and yellow floral dress for her appearance, said: 'I had a three week holiday in Mexico so I came back a couple of pounds heavier. I use a smaller dinner plate.'

Unbelievable: Discussing the reaction, she told the host on Wednesday: 'I can't believe it, honestly, I thought I would be in the back page of Best Magazine

Unbelievable: Discussing the reaction, she told the host on Wednesday: 'I can't believe it, honestly, I thought I would be in the back page of Best Magazine 

Exciting discovery: Recalling the moment she discovered the glitzy two-piece in her attic, she said: 'It’s been in my attic all these years
Exciting discovery: Recalling the moment she discovered the glitzy two-piece in her attic, she said: 'It’s been in my attic all these years

Exciting discovery: Recalling the moment she discovered the glitzy two-piece in her attic, she said: 'It’s been in my attic all these years

Teeny tiny! 'It looked like a handkerchief, it was so small. But I got in it. There is a lot more ties in the second pic. As you get older you begin to care less'

Teeny tiny! 'It looked like a handkerchief, it was so small. But I got in it. There is a lot more ties in the second pic. As you get older you begin to care less'

'I drink lots and lots of water and I try not to eat for 12 hours a day. People think “oh, 12 hours” but you sleep for eight and if you on't have your breakfast for eleven in the morning, that’s 12 hours.'

Offering advice on dieting, she said: 'Give your body a chance to be completely clear of food for 12 hours. If you want a packet of biscuits go for a banana. It’s hard to eat 1,000 calories worth of bananas but it’s easy with biscuits.'

Linda said that the sensational photograph was taken by her daughter Lucy, 23, who told her she 'looked great', while her husband Samuel Kane, 50, urged her to 'go for it'.

However despite the positive reaction, Linda claimed she won't be stripping off again any time soon, adding: 'That was just a one off. 

Secret to success: Linda revealed that the secret to her age-defying frame is a 12 hour fasting diet and drinking lots of water, before admitting she did indulge while on holiday

Secret to success: Linda revealed that the secret to her age-defying frame is a 12 hour fasting diet and drinking lots of water, before admitting she did indulge while on holiday

Glam: The star, who was wearing a pretty black and yellow floral dress for her appearance, said: 'I had a three week holiday in Mexico so I came back a couple of pounds heavier
Glam: The star, who was wearing a pretty black and yellow floral dress for her appearance, said: 'I had a three week holiday in Mexico so I came back a couple of pounds heavier

Glam: The star, who was wearing a pretty black and yellow floral dress for her appearance, said: 'I had a three week holiday in Mexico so I came back a couple of pounds heavier

'I can’t believe the reaction it got. It’s very, very flattering but I won’t be doing it again in hurry. I probably have all my eighties clothes in my attic.' 

In the bikini-clad snap, Linda flaunted her toned stomach and glowing tan, striking the same pose as she did back in 1988.

Speaking to Best, Linda said: 'I can't believe I'm wearing the same sparkly bikini I wore back in the day. I found it in my attic the other weekend while I was doing a big clear-out, and it still fits.' 

Page 3 star: Linda found fame when she first appeared as a Page 3 girl in 1976. She later appeared in The Bill, Brookside, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale (pictured in 1986)

Page 3 star: Linda found fame when she first appeared as a Page 3 girl in 1976. She later appeared in The Bill, Brookside, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale (pictured in 1986)

'My mum, Lila, is 86 and still a size 8,' she said. 'And my dad, who I sadly lost a couple of years ago, was in incredible shape. I watch my weight, but I'm very lucky with my metabolism.' 

Her health advice is 'cut back on portion sizes, and don't eat until you're hungry. Don't eat after 8pm, either.'

Speaking to FEMAIL last year, Linda revealed she was eager to shed a 'stubborn stone' that crept on over the past few years, ahead of her 60th birthday.

'I think it was a combination of things - going through the menopause and having a hysterectomy and then my dad passed away, and I just let everything go a bit and was eating unhealthily,' she explained.

All in the genes: Linda, who is a mum of two and married to former Brookside star Sam Kane, explained the secret to her looks is good genes (pictured with her daughter Lucy Kane in 2018)

All in the genes: Linda, who is a mum of two and married to former Brookside star Sam Kane, explained the secret to her looks is good genes (pictured with her daughter Lucy Kane in 2018)

Long term love: Linda and her husband Sam both shed the pounds last year ahead of their 20th wedding anniversary (pictured in November)

Long term love: Linda and her husband Sam both shed the pounds last year ahead of their 20th wedding anniversary (pictured in November)

'I didn't really look overweight to the overweight to the outside world, but I was dressing to cover up and I didn't feel very confident and had bulges hanging over by jeans and lumps and bumps around the back of my bra.

'A girlfriend said when I was moaning about my fat, "what do you expect, you're nearly 60?". And I said, "no, that doesn't mean I have to give up on myself. I want to be the best I can possibly be".

'I started a bit more exercise and got out my old favourite, which is SlimFast that I used for my wedding, to get by baby weight off and sometimes during my modelling career to get a few pounds off before a shoot. 

Linda found fame when she first appeared as a Page 3 girl in 1976. She later appeared in The Bill, Brookside, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale.

Linda Lusardi, 60, kept THAT tiny glitzy bikini in the attic for 31 years before wearing it again

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