Melanie Sykes' longevity as a British sex symbol is without equal (perhaps with the notable exception of Kelly Brook).
Since she first appeared in a Boddingtons beer advert in the mid-90s, making a broad Northern accent sexier than at any other point in our national history, her dark features and down-to-earth charm have continued to beguile us while other TV sirens have flared and faded away.
Now she’s back again, this time modelling the new 'Adore Moi By Ultimo' lingerie collection, proving, at 43, that being gorgeous isn’t and never was the preserve of 20-somethings.
It also seem an opportune moment to remind ourselves that Melanie’s first nude shoot was with Esquire in 2011 (pictures below), at which time she told us: “I’ve constantly been asked to be naked in magazines. But right now I’m in the best shape of my life. I look better than I’ve ever looked. So you think, ‘Why the hell not?’”
“Builders still shout, ‘Do you want a Flake in that, love?’” she added, in reference to that famous advert.
Something tells us men will be making fools of themselves over Melanie for a long time yet.
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