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Nadia Sawalha's fans rush to support her after opening up about personal struggle

The 54-year-old is passionate about promoting self love

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Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
Updated: 20 July 2021
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Loose Women panellist Nadia Sawalha has been inundated with messages of support from her fans and celebrity friends after opening up about her personal struggle with body confidence.

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The doting mother-of-two candidly revealed on Instagram on Sunday that a photograph of her in a bikini that was published alongside an article that discussed her size, left her struggling with her mental health for years.

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Taking to social media to share a joyous video of herself dancing in a bikini before dive bombing into the pool, Nadia wrote: "I posted this last summer… feels relevant again today! Years ago I got papped on a beach in a bikini and the article discussed how I could dare to go on the beach at the size I was. I was a size 14."

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Nadia, who often uses her platform to promote body positivity and self-love, tragically revealed that this photo haunted her for years: "To the point where I literally never 'dared' to go on the beach or by the pool again in a bikini without a cover up on."

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The star looked incredible as she enjoyed a day by the pool

Reassuring fans that those days are behind her, the star wrote: "Thank god those days are well and truly in the past! I feel as joyful and liberated in this video as I look!!"

Fans rushed to support the star, taking to the comments to leave uplifting messages under her video. "My body confidence wouldn't even allow me to do this as I hate showing any part of my body. You're amazing and an inspiration", wrote one fan, whilst another agreed: "You are amazing and a total inspiration."

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Nadia often makes powerful statements about realistic body expectations on Instagram

Opening up about their own journey with self-love, a third fan wrote: "I'll never forget the day you first posted this… you changed things so much for me, and I've felt a bit better in myself since you started talking about all this."

We’ve been loving Nadia's powerful messaging of late. The 56-year-old has a devoted fanbase on social media, in large part due to how honest and down-to-earth she is and the fact that she promotes body positivity to her many fans. 

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