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Gymspiration: 43-year-old Melanie Sykes' Xmas lingerie shoot

November 22, 2013 13:42 IST

Gymspiration: 43-year-old Melanie Sykes' Xmas lingerie shoot

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Mother-of-two shows off her envious abs in a new campaign for lingerie giant Ultimo

Lingerie giant Ultimo's sizzling new line features the incredibly toned British actress and television presenter Melanie Sykes.

Sykes, 43 and a mother-of-two, showed off her enviable figure in the latest line Adore Moi that hit Debenhams store earlier this.

Here she is in a maroon, lace trimmed satin bra and thong.


Image: Melanie Sykes for Ultimo
Photographs: Ultimo ad campaign/Debenhams.com

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The collection is French boudoir-inspired and includes among others suspender range as well as a black satin corset modelled here.

Sykes is 43 and a mother-of-two. The actress had been married to Italian actor Daniel Caltagirone in 2001 from who she's had two children -- Roman who is 11 and Valentino Luca, 9.


Image: Melanie Sykes for Ultimo
Photographs: Ultimo ad campaign/Debenhams.com

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After divorcing Caltagirone, Sykes married her boyfriend Jack Cockings, over a decade-and-a-half her junior earlier this year.


Image: Melanie Sykes for Ultimo
Photographs: Ultimo ad campaign/Debenhams.com

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In October, Melanie Sykes tweeted this image from her previous Ultimo shoot that happened in October. Both the campaigns were shot by celebrity photographer Dan Kennedy.


Image: Melanie Sykes for Ultimo
Photographs: Ultimo ad campaign/Debenhams.com

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Sykes joins Helena Christensen, Kimberley Stewart and television presenter Jenni Falconer who have modelled for Ultimo earlier.


Image: Melanie Sykes for Ultimo
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Born to an English father and an Anglo-Indian mother, Melanie Sykes shot into fame when she played the bikini-clad girl in the Boddingtons beer advertisements.

Sykes has appeared in shows including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and has presented a documentary on Asian culture in Great Britain for the BBC.


Image: Melanie Sykes for Ultimo
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Besides hosting award shows including Miss World and the BAFTAs and several other prime time television shows including The Vault and Celebrities Under Pressure among others Melanie Sykes has been the face of Head & Shoulders shampoo in the UK and has also appeared for advertisements for the supermarket chain Morrisons and Wynsors World of Shoes.


Image: Melanie Sykes for Ultimo
Photographs: Ultimo ad campaign/Debenhams.com

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