TV star talks hangovers, getting her feet rubbed and nudist beaches.
Who’s the best person you’ve ever interviewed?
Anthony Kiedis from The Red Hot Chili Peppers. He took my shoes off during the interview and started massaging my feet. I was only about 21 and had just started in TV. It was an interesting experience.
What’s the best fitness advice you’ve been given?
I never knew how effective weight-training was until recently. I thought that, to get in shape, you’d need to go running or do a cardio class. Now I can lift weights in the gym, (try to) eat well and then go stretch it out in a hot yoga class. That works for me.
What’s your ultimate hangover cure?
Sleep! Food-wise: a protein smoothie with avocado and blueberries followed by an Alka Seltzer chaser. You’re set for the day.
You’re promoting a swimwear range, what do you wear on the beach?
Working on this campaign was actually the first time I’d worn a one-piece since I was about seven. But they’re so much more forgiving than bikinis. My bikini days might be over.
Surely not. What should men wear on the beach, then?
It makes me angry when I see people sunbathing without any cream on. I want to run up and make them put factor 50 on. All oiled up isn’t a good beach look, but being sunburnt is even worse. As long as a man’s got cream on, he can wear whatever he likes. Go naked, it doesn’t bother me.
Naked? Would you ever go to a nudist beach?
I think nudists are quite free-spirited, actually, but I don’t know if I’d be brave enough. I’d be scared of getting a breeze in the wrong place. But I applaud people who do. My friends love them.
Finally, what’s the best way a guy should chat you up?
Oh, I don’t know. Be nice? Be kind. Some women find it off-putting if a guy chases them but I don’t mind it. I think it’s quite cute if a guy makes an effort.
Caroline Flack is the new face of Speedo Sculpture www.speedo.co.uk/modes/feel-wonderful
Photos: Graham Morris