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Stacey Solomon praised for championing body confidence in bikini video

The Loose Women star encouraged women to love their 'imperfections'

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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Stacey Solomon has proudly displayed her 'imperfections' in a new Instagram video. The Loose Women star posed in a bikini during her holiday to encourage women to be proud of their stretch marks and muffin tops as they "tell a story of who we are".

The amusing clip shows Stacey playfully talking about the three things she loves about her bikini body, starting with discussing the perks of her muffin top, saying: "Not only are they insulating, but who else can lay this comfortably on a stone floor without the help of these?"

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Stacey Solomon has championed body confidence in an Instagram video

Addressing her "saggy boobs", Stacey joked: "I don't need a bag for anything on holiday." Then finally she showed off the stretch marks on her hips, which she said provide "hours of entertainment" for her children to draw on.

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The mum-of-two posted the clip on Sunday along with a caption explaining why she had made the decision to do so. "SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE ON HOLIDAY WORRYING ABOUT HOW THEY LOOK! You're all perfectly imperfect and unique and beautiful. I thought I'd make a little holiday video celebrating my society labelled 'imperfections' because actually I love them, they're part of me, and they have their uses!" Stacey wrote.

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The Loose Women star posted the video during her holiday

She added: "I think if we can all show off our insecurities then we will all start realising NOBODY escapes the world of perfection that we are all under pressure to keep up with and everyone can sleep a little easier at night knowing everyone comes in different shapes sizes etc etc and we all have seen the extra ordinary bits that are seen as 'imperfections' but they're not, they tell a story of who we are and why we are and where we are going!"

Stacey's video received thousands of comments from fans, with many thanking her for being an "inspiration" and for showing that women shouldn't be ashamed of their bodies. "My love & respect for you has just increased tenfold," one wrote. Another commented: "Keeping it real for all them mums out there xx go girl."

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