Countryfile star Julia Bradbury has revealed that she was subjected to "nasty" criticism as fans accused her of being too skinny when she shared a recent bikini picture.

The 50-year-old television star was making the most of the sunshine last week and decided to share several sun-filled snaps while enjoying her staycation and topping up her tan.

However, Julia has since revealed that she was cruelly body shamed as people took issue with her slender figure.

Julia revealed that she was 'skinny shamed' on social media
Julia revealed that she was 'skinny shamed' on social media

"Here's the problem - I've got skinny collar bones. I can't do anything about that," she said on the show.

"They can say 'she needs a bag of chips', but I don't think chips or a dirty burger does straight to your collar bone.

Julia added: "It's a huge problem though, because I'm fairly confident and can handle it.

"But there are a lot of people out there with mental health issues, with body shaming issues and the fact is that sometimes there's one comment that can just get someone in the wrong way.

"They weren't kind comments and that's what social media can bring on, people saying 'you're not well, you look like you're having chemotherapy'. That just isn't constructive criticism, it's just being nasty," Julia concluded.

Julia's interview on Lorraine was not the first time that she has touched upon the subject of social media trolling.

Julia Bradbury revealed that she was subjected to body shaming after posting a recent bikini snap
Julia Bradbury revealed that she was subjected to body shaming after posting a recent bikini snap

“My posts are very tongue in cheek. I’m very confident about my health. I go out of my way to stay healthy, I exercise, I eat very well.

She also added: "I think bodyshaming can go both ways. I am hoping things will have changed by the time my kids are older and there might be more restrictions."

Julia opened up about the recent trolling during an interview on Lorraine
Julia opened up about the recent trolling during an interview on Lorraine

“I think it is criminal that people can put anything on social media without restrictions.”

She also added in the interview that she was very confident with her appearance and takes pride in keeping fit and healthy.

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