Rachel speaks of being Body Conscious during recent Maldives vacation

Rachel spoke with Daily Mail in regards to a recent vacation she took. She also speaks in reference to former S Clubbers Hannah and Paul.

Former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens has talked about her nerves at displaying her bikini body following a recent trip to the Maldives.

In an interview with MailOnline, the 37-year-old said: ‘The first day in your bikini is horrible as it’s the whitest day. I always think you look better with a tan.’

The mother of Amelie, five, and Minnie, two, said she doesn’t diet but consistently adopts a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain her sexy figure.

She said: ‘I love my carbs, especially in winter. I know it’s boring to say, but running after the kids helps me keep in shape.

‘Diets don’t work. I just eat healthily little and often. And I have a hardcore trainer who puts me through my paces. I’m like anyone else. Sometimes you feel great and other times you don’t.

‘I’m learning to cook. It’s not my forté, but I try and balance my portion sizes.’

Rachel, who is married to husband Alex Bourne, has been busy balancing motherhood with her career and is currently a coach on The Voice Ireland.

‘This year has been crazy,’ she said. ‘It’s been nice to get away and have some quality time with the family.

‘I’ve felt frazzled, but it’s been an amazing year, with Strictly and the S Club reunion.

‘It has been really chaotic juggling it all but it works. I’m lucky in that I’ve got a great support network.

Alex’s parents and mine live close by which is great.’

Rachel also talked about on-off lovers Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole, who reportedly broke up in November last year, after rekindling their love months before.

They dated for five years before breaking up and three years ago, Hannah went on to find love with fitness instructor Adam Thomas, but they broke up when Hannah got back with Paul.

Rachel said: ‘They will probably get married. They have a special bond and they’re soulmates. They’re lovely as friends and they’re lovely as boyfriend and girlfriend.’

Rachel and her family enjoyed a luxury break at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives – the sole resort on Kanifushi Island. See www.atmosphere-kanifushi.com for more information.

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