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We're not jealous of Amanda Holden at all – not at all! The star is enjoying another sunny break with her husband and two daughters, and on Monday evening she shared a beautiful bikini snap from her mystery UK beach location. Looking like a Bond Girl as she strolled from the sea, she wowed in her red string bikini from her favourite summer brand Melissa Odabash – and even better, we've tracked the exact style down in the sale.MORE: The incredible celebrity bikinis you'll want to buy for your next holidayAmanda wowed in her red bikiniThe tomato red two-piece is currently available to shop on The Outnet at 52 per cent off! Both the bikini briefs and the triangle top have been reduced from £99 down to £47 – coming in at £94 for the set. Loading the player... WATCH: Amanda's fashion fileAmanda simply captioned her snap: "greatbritishstaycation." The Britain's Got Talent judge has been sharing plenty of updates from her UK stay, which she timed perfectly with the British heatwave. And on Friday, she revealed she had been loving swimming in the sea, despite its temperature.Miami ring-embellished triangle bikini top and bottoms, £47 each, The Outnet BUY THE TOP BUY THE BOTTOMSIn another swimwear snap, she wrote: "The sea is a bone chiller but we still swam. fishandchips supper - can’t beat a holiday in greatbritain (when the sun shines) familytime."No doubt Amanda's summer suitcase is packed with Melissa Odabash pieces – she also owns a long-sleeve swimming vest bikini for colder days! In another snap, she posed in a pretty off-shoulder top from the swimwear designer, teamed with denim shorts.MORE: Ruth Langsford's ultra-flattering jeans have fans rushing to buy themAdorably, Melissa herself even commented on one of Amanda's snaps, writing: "My beautiful bikini muse!" Meanwhile close friend Ruth Langsford simply commented some fire emojis on the star's latest swimwear photo, while Stacey Dooley added: "Well well well," alongside a heart-eyes emoji.Amanda's summer base is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation, £37 SHOP HEREThe Heart Radio star has been rocking a gorgeous natural makeup look in her holiday snaps, too, and we bet her makeup bag is filled with her minimal summer staples.She recently revealed that her favourite product for warmer weather is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation, telling us: "This is a lovely lightweight liquid foundation that still gives full coverage while maintaining hydration – perfect for warmer weather when skin can feel drier."HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.
After constantly giving his followers financial advice through lockdown, Martin Lewis has announced some news for the next few weeks. Taking to Twitter, the financial journalist revealed that he would be taking some time out to enjoy the summer with his family. MORE: Martin Lewis makes surprising revelation about wife Lara LewingtonHe tweeted: "Ta-ta for now. It's been a long slog this year, esp with constantly changing Covid news. So I'm about to start my usual summer work-break from social media, MSE, telly etc to tune-out and spend a few wks with Mrs & Mini MSE (& maybe the odd round of golf). Have a lovely summer." Loading the player...WATCH: Martin Lewis apologises after wife Lara Lewington's hilarious gaffeThe TV personality's fans were quick to wish him well, and thanked him for all of his help throughout the lockdown. One person wrote: "Thank you doesn’t seem enough, you have worked your butt off to give us advice, some people need to take a good look at themselves they way they have treated you. I salute you, enjoy your summer with your family." Martin previously announced that he was quitting This MorningAnother person added: "No-one deserves a break more. Above & beyond the call of duty duly sums up your oh so positive contribution to the sanity of the nation. Enjoy, relax & comeback refreshed and ready to administer more bloody noses to the powers that be." Martin will be enjoying the summer with his familyMartin previously confirmed that he was leaving This Morning to start his own TV show on Thursday, explaining: "My time is running out, this is actually my last ever Deals Of The Week because of my new show coming on every week in September, I am not going to do them anymore," he announced. "I hope to still pop on Good Morning Britain, it's been a wonderful 15-odd years on ITV daytime." WATCH: Martin Lewis reassures wife Lara Lewington following hilarious on-air gaffeHe added: "I am going to have a bit of a break for the summer, so I just want to say thank you all for watching… I will see you in September, I'm not leaving properly, but this is my main, every week slot going, because I can't cope with doing it all at once."
- BusinessThe Independent
Nationwide has introduced new rules that mean first-time home buyers cannot rely on the “Bank of Mum and Dad” stumping up most of the cash for their deposit.The controversial new policy states that borrowers looking to get a mortgage that will cover 90 per cent of the cost of their home must prove that no more than a quarter of their deposit was gifted to them.
- EntertainmentThe Telegraph
The final movie in the Twilight saga came out just eight years ago but already feels like a phenomenon from another age. So it goes with teenage obsessions, whether that be Bros, Taylor Swift’s Nashville phase or Robert Pattinson playing a sad vampire with a vast square head. Later generations are invariably baffled by the fuss. Just wait and see what kids a decade from now think of Ed Sheeran and TikTok. In the case of Twilight, the slow-moving and chaste tale of a brooding vampire and the tomboyish new girl (played in the films by Kristen Stewart) who captures his heart has since been eclipsed by more grounded and politically engaged “young adult” books and movies. Twilight is YA fiction rooted in the pre hashtag era and may strike modern teens as quaint and coy about social issues. It is about as “woke” as a vampire snoozing in a coffin. Still the millennials who make up the vast Twilight fanbase aren’t going anywhere and anticipation is high for the first new novel in Stephenie Meyer’s saga since 2015. That previous book, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, was a gender-swapping retelling. Hunky blood-slurper Edward Cullen became “Edythe”, punky mortal Bella Swan was reintroduced as “Beau”. As critics noted, much of the text was copied and pasted straight from Twilight. Meyer tries another ambitious conceit on for size in Midnight Sun. It’s a remix of the original 2005 Twilight novel – adapted more or less faithfully in the film of three years later – with the story this time relayed from the perspective of Edward. When Twilight appeared in the mid 2000s, Meyer was derided for what reviews judged her clunking prose and linear storytelling. She was no stylist, it’s true. But she clearly cared for her characters. And, in Bella, she captured the contradictory emotions of a lovestruck teenager aware she was rushing towards her adulthood a little too quickly.