A TELEVISION personality and radio presenter has shared photos of her Christmas getaway with friends.

Amanda Holden, from Bishop's Waltham, and her fellow celebrity pals headed to the Sussex coast for a staycation ahead of the festive season.

The Britain's Got Talent judge was spotted on girls' holiday in Middleton and took to her Instagram to broadcast the trip.

The 50-year-old posted Instagram photos and videos from her visit, where she was seen outdoors swimming in the cold sea.

She was joined by a group of pals on their trip at the beginning of December, including EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite, Emmerdale's Nicola Stephenson and TV chef Lisa Faulkner.

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Bancroft actress Sarah Parish and BBC Radio 2 host Angela Griffin also joined the group of women for their weekend away to the coast earlier this month.

The friends have all met through various TV and radio roles over the years - with Amanda and Sarah, 53, becoming friends whilst filming for Cutting It.

The presenter and her friends all shared insights into their trip - from spa treatments to cosy nights in and elaborate dinners.

Amanda was filmed advertising Marks and Spencer's new gin as she told fans she was going "into the sea on a cold December day".

The mother-of-two threw off her towel as she struck an enthusiastic pose for the camera.

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The camera continued rolling as she took off her boots and grabbed her friends by the hands before getting in the sea in a second clip.

Amanda and the group - who had all donned wet suits for their chilly dip - could be heard laughing and screaming as they ran in.

Hit by the waves, Amanda was immediately pushed to the floor and submerged into the freezing water before running out to collect her towel.

She captioned the video: "When your girls have booked a Christmas trip and you have looked forward to it for months and then the day arrives"

"It’s everything I wanted and needed at that very time. I am so lucky to have these ridiculously incredible women in my life."

They watched a firework display in the back garden of the stunning home they had rented for their short stay - which featured seaside views.

During the days, Amanda and her friends enjoyed activities including wintry walks and visiting a pub in Bognor for lunch.