Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now
Celeb obsessed? Get a daily dose of showbiz gossip direct to your inbox
Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.Sign upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice
Sarah-Jane Honeywell has made a veiled reference to the topless photoshoot that cost her a job presenting on CBeebies while stripping down to her underwear for a new body-confident photo.
The 47-year-old sparked a scandal 10 years ago when she stripped off for a photoshoot for Peta while a high profile children’s TV presenter.
Despite stripping down in an effort to raise awareness for animal rights and a cause she felt was just, Sarah-Jane was unceremoniously fired from her BBC job at the time.
A decade on, Sarah-Jane has taken to social media to showcase her figure once again and for a new cause – celebrating body confidence.
Former children's TV presenter Sarah-Jane Honeywell stripped to her underwear for an empowering social media post
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Sarah-Jane offered an inspiring take on body confidence – while also making a subtle reference to the scandal that cost her her BBC job.
She began: “I haven’t posted anything as revealing as this in forever but….. you know.”
Wearing a pair of animal print pants and a dark blue bar, she continued: “I’m 47 and I’ve had two kids by c section and I’m not rich enough for surgery or matching underwear.
The former TV star won praise from followers over her body-confident update
CBeebies star 'doesn't regret' topless shoot that left her suicidal, unemployed and £100k in debt
“So I think it shows just how sweets, laughter and dancing can keep you fit.”
She added the hashtags #happiness #thelittlethingsinlife.
Her photo drew the attention of her soap star husband Ayden Callaghan – igniting a flirty exchange between the pair.
The controversial Peta photoshoot that cost Sarah-Jane her CBeebies job
(Image: PA Archive/Press Association Images)
He commented: “Fancy coming round to my place tonight?” alongside a string of kisses.
Playing coy, S-J replied with a “maybe” as well as crying-with-laughter and heart-eyed emojis.
Ayden – who has stared in both Hollyoaks and Emmerdale in the past – then joked: “I’ll take a maybe, it means I’ve got a shot,” while adding heart-eyes, flame, banana, watermelon and peach emojis to his comment.
Elsewhere, fellow Instagram users expressed approval of Sarah-Jane’s post, with one writing: “You look gorgeous chuck.”
Sarah-Jane has previously discussed the despair she felt after losing her job due to her past racy snaps, saying she was left suicidal and £100,000 in debt.
She told The Sun earlier this year: “It was the job of my dreams. I had so much fun every day, just trying to make kids laugh.”
Sarah-Jane said she was left devastated when the BBC stripped her of her job
Addressing the topless Peta shoot, she said: “At the time, I was on a filming break from CBeebies, so didn’t think I needed to clear it with them. It was just a bit of fun – and I wasn’t even paid to do it.”
She continued: “The BBC was asked to comment on the pictures, and they simply said I no longer worked for them. That was how I found out.
"There was never a phone call or a single conversation with my bosses – despite me having worked there for 10 years. I was completely devastated that the career I loved was over.”