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Melanie Sykes wows in a black leotard as she celebrates 50th birthday and TV return


MELANIE Sykes serves up a treat wearing a black leotard and thigh high boots as she celebrates turning 50 on Friday.

The TV presenter has graced our screens for a quarter of a century from when she rose to fame as the face of Boddingtons Bitter in the mid-nineties.

The Mancunian beauty showed off her age-defying body and incredible pins as she posed on the cover of Frank Magazine to celebrate the milestone birthday.

The mum-of-two, who split from Steve Coogan last year, has just landed a new £50,000 job, which will see her front the BBC’s Shop Well For Less series.

Mel will replace Steph McGovern, who has moved to Channel 4, to take up her role alongside One Show star Alex Jones.

The former Big Breakfast host is said to be “thrilled” with her new gig and TV comeback.

However, new episodes of the BBC One prime-time programme - which sees presenters visit families to test out cheaper alternatives to products - are currently on ice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A source told The Sun: "This is a big move for Mel and she is thrilled. It has all been signed and agreed - although everything is on hold for obvious reasons.

"But when she’s able to crack on with filming it will be a big TV comeback for her - and possibly the biggest thing she has done since Today with Des and Mel."

Steve Coogan and Melanie Sykes spent romantic weekend at his country home

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