Strictly star Fleur East stuns in blue bikini on holiday with co-star Molly Rainford


FLEUR East is kicking off 2023 in style with a sun-soaked getaway with pals in Barbados.

The Strictly finalist was joined by co-star Molly Rainford among other friends as they spent the day in the Caribbean sea.

Fleur looked stunning in a blue bikini on the Caribbean beach

The star was seen dancing before jumping into the ocean

Molly Rainford joined her on the sunsoaked getaway

Dancing the day away with friends, Fleur later jumped into the ocean to cool off after dancing on the platoon with her sister Keshia.

Her husband Marcel Badiane-Robin was also sunning himself on the beach.

In the last dip of 2022, pair were seen making videos on their phone to mark the occasion.

Molly was missing from the excursion, but the duo have made sure to keep their fans updated on their girls trip on Instagram after landing in Barbados.

It seems that some downtime for everyone involved is well-deserved – especially after the hectic Strictly schedule of the past two months.

But now it’s full steam ahead for 2023, with Fleur crediting the series for rebooting her love of performance.

After making the Strictly final, Fleur will be turning her attention back to music and will release new single Count The Ways next week.

She recently said: “After being on Strictly every weekend, the buzz of performing came back.

“The last body of work I released was my album Fearless,” she recalls.

“It was shortly after my dad passed away and just at the time that the pandemic came into our lives, and everyone went into lockdown, so I had to cancel my tour, I had to cancel all my promo, I had to cancel everything. It was such a shame that it was released at that time.

“Since then, and since losing my dad, I’m just finding my stride again and getting back into music.

“Although I do presenting, fitness, and lots of other different things, music is my number one love.”

She will also be joining the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, which kicks off on January 20.

Helen Skelton will also be taking part.

There’s always time for TikTok – especially when you’re in paradise

The star was later seen jumping into the water

Fleur made it to the finale alongside Vito Coppola

Molly also made it to the finale but was pipped to the post by Hamza Yassin