Saira Khan, 51, displays her incredible figure in navy bikinis

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She has become an advocate for body positivity since overhauling her lifestyle when it comes to health and fitness.

And Saira Khan told her followers not to let ‘stretch marks’, ‘short legs’ or a ‘saggy bum’ stop them from wearing a bikini this summer. 

The former Loose Women host, 51, shared a video on Instagram on Monday where she donned several bikinis while posing in her room.

Wow: Saira Khan donned several bikinis while posing in her room in a video she shared to Instagram on Monday

Wow: Saira Khan donned several bikinis while posing in her room in a video she shared to Instagram on Monday

In one look, Saira donned a navy polka dot two piece while she paired with white sunglasses and red and grey earrings.

The TV personality also sported another navy and white patterned bikini along with a gold necklace.

Saira began the video wearing a starry dressing gown before she strutted her stuff while giving words of encouragement to her fans.

She wrote: ‘Don’t let your age, stretch marks, cellulite, psoriasis, eczema, tummy, short legs, saggy bum ever let you from enjoying your summer in a bikini.

Pose: The former Loose Women host, 51, told her followers not to let 'stretch marks', 'short legs' or a 'saggy bum' stop them from wearing a bikini this summer

Pose: The former Loose Women host, 51, told her followers not to let ‘stretch marks’, ‘short legs’ or a ‘saggy bum’ stop them from wearing a bikini this summer

‘You have a body for a bikini. So get your attitude on and strut yourself this summer.

‘Live your life without worries. Life is too short to worry about what others think.

Saira is often sharing her fitness journey with fans, after overhauling her own lifestyle and finding a new love for working out ahead of her 50th birthday last year.

Questioning why people are ‘turned off’ by body positive content, Saira said she chose to share her own experiences with body confidence to try and inspire others.

Clip: Saira began the video wearing a starry dressing gown before she strutted her stuff while giving words of encouragement to her fans

Clip: Saira began the video wearing a starry dressing gown before she strutted her stuff while giving words of encouragement to her fans

She wrote: 'You have a body for a bikini. So get your attitude on and strut yourself this summer'

She wrote: ‘You have a body for a bikini. So get your attitude on and strut yourself this summer’

‘Has anyone else noticed that there’s a real negativity towards people who share health, fitness and body confidence posts? Comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences,’ Saira penned.

She said: ‘I’ve become aware, for example, if I show my stretch marks, cellulite, bloated stomach – people come out and show their ‘me too’ engagement comments. But if I share photos of me in a bikini, talking about exercise, healthy eating, working out in the gym, the content is liked by less people and in fact I get more negative comments and people unfollow.

‘What I don’t understand, in a world of an obesity pandemic, why are so many people turned off by positive body images, where women look fit, strong and are proud to show off their hard work, relating to their diet and workout regimes? 

‘I am 51 years old. I don’t post [photos] of myself for people to compare themselves to me and feel crap about themselves?’

Proud: Saira has inspired fans by openly speaking about her own body hang ups and her fitness journey

Proud: Saira has inspired fans by openly speaking about her own body hang ups and her fitness journey

She continued: ‘I share these photos to show my journey of how life, work, food and fitness affects my physical and mental health. It’s about being real, the positive, negative and everything in between. I share to show what works for me in order to inspire and help others to become active for themselves to become more positive about their physical and mental health.

‘I’m finding that there is a really weird attitude at the moment amongst many women, where ‘body positivity’ is celebrated at the expense of ‘body health’. At 51 body positivity to me is making the very best of myself to help with my self confidence and self esteem.’

Insisting there is a ‘danger’ of women feeling invisible as they get older, Saira stressed the importance of self care.

The presenter said: ‘So if that means I decide to do something about my ‘cellulite’ ‘wrinkles’ or ‘fat rolls’ around my stomach, then I’m doing that because I want to, not because I feel the pressure to or because I hate myself or because I feel inadequate or that I think I’m ugly.

‘When women reach a certain age, there is a real danger for many to feel invisible – I don’t want to be that woman, I want to keep being visible for me, and part of that is investing in my selfcare.

‘Selfcare, selflove, selfesteeem, selfconfidence, selfrespect and self discipline comes in all shapes and sizes. Let’s not discriminate those who choose to live a healthy, happy and sporty life.’

Determined: The mum-of-two has vowed never to feel 'invisible' as she gets older

Determined: The mum-of-two has vowed never to feel ‘invisible’ as she gets older

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