Mary J Blige flaunts her figure in a bikini during makeup free beach day in Miami with friends 

Mary J Blige flaunts her figure in a blue bikini during makeup-free beach day in Miami with friends

She ended 2019 court-side at the Knicks game in NYC wearing nearly $5,000 worth of Gucci accessories. 

But it was all about the beach for Mary J. Blige on Friday, spotted hitting the surf in Miami, Florida.

The 48-year-old stripped down to her bikini while playing in the waves with a friend as the sun set on the East Coast. 

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Day in the sun! Mary J Blige was spotted enjoying a fun beach day on Friday in Miami with her friend

Mary stunned in a triangular style top that had a floral lilac and white pattern on it. 

Her ample cleavage was on show as well as the rest of her toned physique. 

The signer styled her blonde hair up into a top knot and appeared to be makeup free. 

Gorgeous: Mary stunned in a triangular style top that had a floral lilac and white pattern on it

Gorgeous: Mary stunned in a triangular style top that had a floral lilac and white pattern on it

Bikini body: Her ample cleavage was on show as well as the rest of her toned physique

Bikini body: Her ample cleavage was on show as well as the rest of her toned physique 

At one point the beauty  returned back to her sun bed and added a pair of glasses and hoops to her look.  

Mary appeared to be in high spirits as she waded in the shallow Miami Beach waves with her friend.

Her pal opted for a similar two-piece style suit for the friendly outing. 

No stress look: The signer styled her blonde hair up into a top knot

No stress look: The signer styled her blonde hair up into a top knot 

Living her best life: Mary accessorised with a pair of large hooped earrings and was makeup free

Living her best life: Mary accessorised with a pair of large hooped earrings and was makeup free 

Mary’s vacation comes after she recently starred in the Netflix comedy series, The Umbrella Academy, alongside Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and Cameron Britton.

The Umbrella Academy is an adaptation of the comic book series created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics.

Mary, who previously starred in the Netflix film Mudbound that earned her two Academy Award nominations, said she was drawn to the series by the character of Cha-Cha.

Friendly vacation: Mary J was joined by a friend in a similar swimsuit who also appeared to be having a great time

Friendly vacation: Mary J was joined by a friend in a similar swimsuit who also appeared to be having a great time  

Warming up: Catching some sun rays: At one point the beauty returned back to her sun bed and added a pair of glasses and hoops to her look

Warming up: Catching some sun rays: At one point the beauty returned back to her sun bed and added a pair of glasses and hoops to her look

She told EW.com: ‘The reason why she drew me to the role was that she represented something I’ve never done, but I always wanted to do. 

‘I’ve always wanted to play someone with no emotion, who didn’t care about anything, who’s just murder, murder, murder.

‘All-business, never wavering. I’ve always wanted to learn martial arts, I always wanted to shoot all different all kinds of firearms, and I did exactly that.’

Well deserved break: Mary's vacation comes after she recently starred in the Netflix comedy series, The Umbrella Academy, alongside Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and Cameron Britton

Well deserved break: Mary’s vacation comes after she recently starred in the Netflix comedy series, The Umbrella Academy, alongside Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and Cameron Britton

Helen Skelton looks elegant in a shearling jacket and scarlet skirt as she leaves Radio 2 interview

Helen Skelton looks elegant in a shearling jacket and scarlet skirt as she leaves Radio 2 interview

She is a popular television presenter, style icon and devoted mother to two young children.

And Helen Skelton wrapped up warm against the elements as she put on a chic display at the BBC Radio 2 studios on Saturday.

The Countryfile presenter, 36, looked delighted as she exited the studios clad in a flowing scarlet animal-print skirt and knee-high suede boots.

Cosy: Helen Skelton, 36, wrapped up warm against the elements in a fur-lined black leather bomber jacket as she exited the BBC’s Radio 2 studio on Saturday

Clutching a hefty chocolate leather travel bag, the former Blue Peter star donned a sleeveless beige turtleneck, teamed with a small necklace charm. 

The beauty completed her stylish ensemble in a black leather jacket with shearling trim.

Helen went for a light makeup look to display her natural beauty, and left her blond tresses to fall loosely over her shoulders.

She had earlier been interviewing former special forces soldiers Jay Morton and Ollie Ollerton, who together host Channel 4’s Who Dares Wins series which returns on Sunday.

The gruelling show sees 25 hopefuls face an intense SAS-style training course led by chief instructor Ant Middleton.

Sharing a snap of her with the military tough men, she wrote: ‘Nervous laughter… don’t make me do a 100 press ups and fall backwards out of a helicopter…. good luck with the new series of SAS Who Dares Wins…’

Stepping out: The Countryfile presenter, 36, looked delighted as she exited the studios clad in a flowing scarlet animal-print skirt and knee-high suede boots

 Stepping out: The Countryfile presenter, 36, looked delighted as she exited the studios clad in a flowing scarlet animal-print skirt and knee-high suede boots

Helen co-presented the children’s programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013, and is currently a presenter on Countryfile.

She also juggles her work commitments with raising two young children, Ernie, four, and Louis, two.

In an exclusive interview with MailOnline last year, the presenter touched on whether she and husband Richie are planning to expand their family, and how she ‘enjoys’ exercising even more since she welcomed her sons. 

She had earlier been interviewing former special forces soldiers Jay Morton and Ollie Ollerton, who together host Channel 4's Who Dares Wins series which returns on Sunday

She had earlier been interviewing former special forces soldiers Jay Morton and Ollie Ollerton, who together host Channel 4’s Who Dares Wins series which returns on Sunday

Helen exclusively said that she’s grateful for her flexible working schedule as it allows her and Richie to evenly divide the parenting duties.

She explained: ‘We talk so much about it being mums doing the school run but its dads doing it too!   

‘I’m really lucky that we both work weekends, between me and my husband our working schedule is spread over seven days, one of us can get a day off in the week.

‘It means I can do nothing for two weeks and have a week that’s really intense. When you’re self-employed people think ,”how do you do that?”, But I think it is just juggling.’

Beaming: Never one to let things get her down, the Countryfile presenter beamed in a flowing scarlet animal-print midi dress and knee-high suede boots

Beaming: Never one to let things get her down, the Countryfile presenter beamed in a flowing scarlet animal-print midi dress and knee-high suede boots

Molly-Mae Hague mocks Tommy Fury’s rotund belly in hilarious Instagram video

In an Instagram story she said he provides ‘non stop entertainment’. 

And Molly-Mae Hague proved that her boyfriend Tommy Fury is a belly laugh, as she took to the photo-sharing app on Saturday to playfully mock the athlete’s rotund stomach. 

‘I’m crying. Look at the belly. and why has a guitar been delivered to the room,’ she wrote alongside her fellow 20-year-old parading around their plush hotel room in the Maldives in his boxers while pushing his stomach out. 

Playful: Molly-Mae Hague proved that her boyfriend Tommy Fury is a belly laugh, as she took to the photo-sharing app on Saturday to playfully mock the athlete’s rotund stomach

Stunning: Molly-Mae couldn't contain her laughter as her boyfriend strutted his stuff in the video

Stunning: Molly-Mae couldn’t contain her laughter as her boyfriend strutted his stuff in the video

The boxer recently said he gained weight after leaving Love Island, but he appeared to be pulling a gag in front of Molly-Mae’s 3.6 million followers.  

In the hilarious clip a guitar was being delivered to the room by a member of staff at the Hard Rock Hotel when Tommy walked over to him to take it, inflating his stomach. 

He then began to ‘tune’ the instrument before playing Maybe It’s Time from A Star is Born. 

Joker: 'I'm crying. Look at the belly. and why has a guitar been delivered to the room,' she wrote alongside her fellow 20-year-old parading around their plush hotel room in his boxers

Gag: The boxer recently said he gained weight after leaving Love Island, but he appeared to be pulling a gag in front of Molly-Mae's 3.6 million followers

Joker: ‘I’m crying. Look at the belly. and why has a guitar been delivered to the room,’ she wrote alongside her fellow 20-year-old parading around their plush hotel room in his boxers

Inflated: In the hilarious clip a guitar was being delivered to the room by a member of staff at the Hard Rock Hotel when Tommy walked over to him to take it, inflating his stomach

Inflated: In the hilarious clip a guitar was being delivered to the room by a member of staff at the Hard Rock Hotel when Tommy walked over to him to take it, inflating his stomach

Earlier in the evening hotel staff carved a guitar into the sand to act as a table for the couple’s last dinner at the resort. 

The pair have been soaking up the sun during a laid-back getaway to the luxury islands in the Indian Ocean. 

And Molly-Mae appeared to be truly embracing the relaxing break as she opted to go makeup free for another day by the crystal blue waters on Friday.

Taking to Instagram Stories, the stunning Love Island star joked that she has ‘never looked more of a state on holiday than this’.

And despite sharing several perfectly polished snaps from her trip, Molly added that she’ll need someone to ‘teach me how to do makeup again’ once she returns home.

In a sun-soaked snap shared on Friday Molly was seen sitting on some decking as she posed up a storm.

The blonde beauty let her long locks cascade over her tanned shoulders and flashed a glimpse of her cleavage in a plunging white dress.

Never one to forget her accessories, Molly dressed up her beachy gown with a pair of white Gucci sliders and large gold hoops.

Makeup free: Molly recently said that she's 'never looked more of a state' as she relaxed with beau Tommy Fury on Friday

Makeup free: Molly recently said that she’s ‘never looked more of a state’ as she relaxed with beau Tommy Fury on Friday

And on Thursday, the star shared two other pictures of herself in striking white outfits, including one wearing a dressing gown with her tresses naturally wavy. 

Molly held onto the gown’s ties and captioned the beautiful snap: ‘A care free 2020’.

It comes after Molly-Mae showcased her sensational frame in a strapless white swimsuit while posing for the camera. 

She reclined on a netted hammock, which was precariously positioned over the resorts clear blue waters at the back of the couple’s villa. 

Natural: The stunner wore her blonde locks down and wavy as she posed up a storm on the trip while lounging in her Hard Rock resort dressing gown

Natural: The stunner wore her blonde locks down and wavy as she posed up a storm on the trip while lounging in her Hard Rock resort dressing gown

Chilled out: Molly-Mae also showed off her toned physique as she relaxed on several cushions on Thursday

Chilled out: Molly-Mae also showed off her toned physique as she relaxed on several cushions on Thursday

The reality star showcased her radiant complexion as she went make-up free for the snap, while styling her flowing blonde locks in loose beachy waves.

She later shared a clip of her and Tommy relaxing at the villa following a dip in the sea as the boxer went shirtless while she swept her salt-kissed locks into a bun. 

Sharing a clip of Tommy shuffling towards the edge of the decking, Molly-Mae joked he was ‘risking his life for an Instagram picture’, as he attempted to get the best angle for the snap.

Wow! Molly-Mae continued to treat her followers to updates from her sun-soaked getaway with beau Tommy Fury as they relaxed at their villa on Monday

Wow! Molly-Mae continued to treat her followers to updates from her sun-soaked getaway with beau Tommy Fury as they relaxed at their villa on Monday

In one smouldering shot, the model gushed that Tommy was her ‘everything’ as he worked his magic for the camera during their sunset photo shoot.

Molly and Tommy are staying at the rock ‘n’ roll resort Hard Rock Hotel Maldives for their trip in a King Platinum Overwater Pool Villa which costs £700 a night.

The hotel is just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport and guests can  use of Fender guitars and amps as well as enjoy music-infused yoga.

They previously stayed at the Saii Lagoon Maldives, a Curio Collection by Hilton, where their room cost £500 a night.

Low-key: She later shared a clip of her and Tommy relaxing at the villa following a dip in the sea as the boxer went shirtless while she swept her salt-kissed locks into a bun

Low-key: She later shared a clip of her and Tommy relaxing at the villa following a dip in the sea as the boxer went shirtless while she swept her salt-kissed locks into a bun

Hunk: Molly-Mae appeared keen to show off her hunky beau, who was sporting a pair of neon pink swim shorts and flaunting his gym-honed physique

Hunk: Sharing a clip of Tommy shuffling towards the edge of the decking, Molly-Mae joked he was 'risking his life for an Instagram picture', as he attempted to get the best angle for the snap

Hunk: Molly-Mae appeared keen to show off her hunky beau, who was sporting a pair of neon pink swim shorts and flaunting his gym-honed physique

Cheryl shares funny behind the scenes snap with Matthew Morrison ahead of The Greatest Dancer

They’re set to return to TV screens on Saturday night for the first episode of season two of The Greatest Dancer.

And Cheryl, 36, looked ready to get the show going as she cosied up to fellow judge Matthew Morrison, 41, for a hilarious behinds the scene snap.

As the two dance captains prepped in the studio, fellow professional and Strictly star Oti Mabuse, 29, managed to fit in some last minute promo at BBC Radio 5.

Joking around: Cheryl, 36, shared a hilarious behind the scene snap as she pointed at Matthew Morrison’s mustache and fellow judge Todrick Hall posed in the background ahead of The Greatest Dancer returning to TV on Saturday 

Cheryl could be seen looking hilariously unimpressed as she stood by Broadway star Matthew, who had his arms around her.

She pointed at the actor’s mustache as he laughed and judge Todrick Hall, 34, put on an animated display in the background of the snap.

All three of the dance captains looked fantastic as they rehearsed for the show, with Cheryl sporting a fringed ensemble and gold jewellery.

Meanwhile, Oti was seen leaving the BBC Radio 5 building in London with show receptionist Curtis Pritchard and Strictly dancer Mike Bushell.

All ready: Dance captain Oti Mabuse was also in good spirits as she left BBC Radio studios after giving an interview before the show

All ready: Dance captain Oti Mabuse was also in good spirits as she left BBC Radio studios after giving an interview before the show

She appeared to be in good spirits as she waved at the cameras while looking chilled in a long blue coat and denim jeans. 

Curtis, who will welcome contestants on the dancing show, looked suave in a brown leather jacket with a teddy bear trim.

While Mike was at the studio to promote the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing tour which he will perform in. 

The Greatest Dancer sees hopefuls of all ages and dance style compete to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on Strictly.

Larking around: Todrick Hall also posted a snap with Cheryl as the pair filmed for the show

Larking around: Todrick Hall also posted a snap with Cheryl as the pair filmed for the show

Cheryl and Todrick, Matthew and Oti will all be judges on the second season – with Oti having won the show last year after mentoring Ellie Fergusson.

The series is hosted by singer and former Strictly Champion Alesha Dixon alongside dancer and member of dance troupe Diversity, Jordan Banjo.

During the audition stage contestants will need to impress at least 75 per cent of the audience to make mirrors open and help them progress.

Winner: As well as winning the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing, Oti also won last year's The Greatest Dancer after mentoring Ellie Fergusson

Winner: As well as winning the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing, Oti also won last year’s The Greatest Dancer after mentoring Ellie Fergusson

New role: Love Island's Curtis Pritchard will also appear on the BBC dancing show and welcome hopeful contestants as they arrive at auditions

Suave: The reality star looked cool in a brown leather jacket and trainers as he left the radio studios

New role: Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard will also appear on the BBC dancing show and welcome hopeful contestants as they arrive at auditions

In a new twist for this series, at the end of each audition episode one Dance Captain will get to pick one act and take them straight through to the live shows.

The dance captains will then have to chose two more dancers at the call back stage before a final 12 is picked to take through to the live shows. 

Oti has insisted that it’s ‘not about her’ ahead of season two’s launch, asserting that the competition should be focused on the dancers, rather than the Dance Captains.

‘There is absolutely no pressure to win. It’s not really about me; I try to make it as much as possible about the acts,’ the Strictly pro, 29, said.

He's back! Mike Bushell, 54, was also seen leaving the studios after promoting the Strictly Come Dancing tour which he will be performing in

He’s back! Mike Bushell, 54, was also seen leaving the studios after promoting the Strictly Come Dancing tour which he will be performing in

She continued: ‘This series I’m going into it like, I don’t know what I want, whoever I feel a connection to is the person that I’m looking forward to taking this journey with.

‘It might not be somebody who needs to grow as much but just might be an act that I feel deserves to be seen and deserves to have a platform.’ 

However other judges have said they’re in it to win it, with Cheryl saying: ‘Coming really close to winning last year has made me even more determined to win this year.

All wrapped up: Mike donned a blue scarf and warm grey jacket as he braved the cold

All wrapped up: Mike donned a blue scarf and warm grey jacket as he braved the cold

‘But ultimately, that’s all to do with who I choose as my talent because they’re the ones that have to get out there every weekend and perform to a live audience.’

Matthew seemed even more confident, saying: ‘I’m excited to win this year. I think it’s my year. You know, ladies first, I was being very chivalrous last year so this year, I feel like I know what the game is.

‘I know what my game plan is which I’m not going to divulge everything to you, but I’m excited to take home the trophy this year or have my act take home the trophy.’

And newcomer Todrick added: ‘I’m definitely in it to win it. I don’t do anything if I’m not going to do it 1000 percent.

In it to win it: Cheryl has previous said 'coming really close to winning last year has made me even more determined to win this year'

In it to win it: Cheryl has previous said ‘coming really close to winning last year has made me even more determined to win this year’

Who to impress: (L-R) Matthew, Cheryl, Oti and Todrick will be Dance Captains on the show

Who to impress: (L-R) Matthew, Cheryl, Oti and Todrick will be Dance Captains on the show

Reigning champion: Oti insisted that it's 'not about her' ahead of season two's launch

Reigning champion: Oti insisted that it’s ‘not about her’ ahead of season two’s launch

‘I feel like it’s a huge honour and privilege for me to be able to come to this country and to be able to mentor dancers and I definitely don’t want to come and not make a huge lasting impression. So I plan on winning the entire thing.’ 

And speaking after his role on the Greatest Dancer was revealed in August, Curtis said it was ‘amazing’ to be involved on the series.

He said: ‘To have left the Love Island villa just 10 days ago and to be so quickly given an opportunity to be a part of a show as amazing as The Greatest Dancer is a dream come true. 

‘When I got the call I was so honoured to even be considered for this so the fact it’s happening I can’t quite believe! Dance is my passion and I can’t wait to meet all the contestants in the new revamped reception area.’ 

Last year: Oti was mentor to Ellie Fergusson, who took home the trophy last season

Last year: Oti was mentor to Ellie Fergusson, who took home the trophy last season

Kourtney Kardashian proves she’s a fun aunt as she takes her kids and niece North out for smoothies

Her sister, Kendall Jenner, ranked her as the worst mom out of all her siblings last month. 

But Kourtney Kardashian proved her fifth place position wasn’t getting her down, spotted taking her kids and niece North West out for smoothies on Saturday morning. 

The 40-year-old struggled to keep the smile off of her dial as she escorted the kids along with a personal body guard. 

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Fun times! Kourtney Kardashian proved she was a fun aunt on Saturday morning when she took her kids Penelope, seven, and Reign, five, out for smoothies with niece North, six

Kourtney stunned in a black button-up shirt of a satin material. 

She teamed the look with complimentary trousers that had a high-waisted and flared out design. 

The 5ft beauty didn’t add to her petite physique, rather opted for flat shoes. 

Fashionista: Kourtney stunned in a black button-up shirt of a satin material

Fashionista: Kourtney stunned in a black button-up shirt of a satin material

Casual: The daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wore a light colored two-piece combo and a pair of camel colored Ugg boots for the family outing

Casual: The daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wore a light colored two-piece combo and a pair of camel colored Ugg boots for the family outing

Kourtney’s brunette tresses were styled out and natural and she accessorised with a pair of shades and bag across her body.

North, six, walked beside her aunt and appeared to be making her laugh with something she was saying. 

The daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wore a light colored two-piece combo and a pair of camel colored Ugg boots for the family outing. 

Telling jokes: North, six, walked beside her aunt and appeared to be making her laugh with something she was saying

Telling jokes: North, six, walked beside her aunt and appeared to be making her laugh with something she was saying

Cousins: North and Penelope have always been close just like their famous moms

Cousins: North and Penelope have always been close just like their famous moms 

North’s hair was styled into two pigtails and she carried her smoothie happily.  

Best friend and cousin, Penelope Disick, walked beside her in a cowgirl inspired look.

The seven-year-old wore a multi-colored shirt and jeans with a jacket and pair of sandals. 

Kourtney’s youngest child, Reign, five, followers along while sipping on his morning smoothie. 

The worst!  The fun outing with two of her three children and niece North comes after she was labeled the worst parent by sister Kendall Jenner last month

The worst!  The fun outing with two of her three children and niece North comes after she was labeled the worst parent by sister Kendall Jenner last month

'Sensitive': Kim Kardashian later spoke about the ranking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show the following week and revealed that Kourtney was quite 'sensitive' about it

‘Sensitive’: Kim Kardashian later spoke about the ranking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show the following week and revealed that Kourtney was quite ‘sensitive’ about it

The fun outing with two of her three children and niece North comes after she was labeled the worst parent by sister Kendall Jenner last month. 

During a Spill Your Guts session on the Late Late Show with James Corden, she was asked to rank her five siblings, who are all parents. 

The model did state that they were all great parents, but went on to  place them in order. 

‘It would be, like, Rob, Khloe, Kim, Kylie, Kourtney,’ she said.  

Ranking: The model did state that they were all great parents, but went on to place them in order: 'It would be, like, Rob, Khloe, Kim, Kylie, Kourtney,' she said

Ranking: The model did state that they were all great parents, but went on to place them in order: ‘It would be, like, Rob, Khloe, Kim, Kylie, Kourtney,’ she said

Kim Kardashian later spoke about the ranking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show the following week and revealed that Kourtney was quite ‘sensitive’ about it.  

‘First off, in her defense, she did start it off with, “You guys, they are all amazing parents,” so of course everyone is going to take just the order,’ she said. 

‘I completely understand that Kourtney was sensitive about that because she’s an amazing parent. Kendall should have drank or eaten a tarantula, whatever she had to do.’

She continued: ‘I mean, I covered it for Khloé and Kylie when they asked me on Corden if they were pregnant. And I drank bird sperm or something. You got to take one for the family team. It was so nasty.’ 

Amazing parent: 'I completely understand that Kourtney was sensitive about that because she¿s an amazing parent. Kendall should have drank or eaten a tarantula, whatever she had to do'

Amazing parent: ‘I completely understand that Kourtney was sensitive about that because she’s an amazing parent. Kendall should have drank or eaten a tarantula, whatever she had to do’