She's flipping great! Kelly Brook demonstrates her gymnastics skills to the delight of beachgoers in Brazil


By Daily Mail Reporter

You spin me right round: Kelly Brook pulls off a dazzling cartwheel on the beach in Brazil as her Capoeira instructor looks on with delight

Kelly Brook has tried her hand at acting, TV presenting and of course modeling, but here's a skill that remained locked away until now.

The 31-year-old demonstrated her gymnastic abilities while on the beach in Bahia, Brazil to the obvious delight of fellow beachgoers and the men teaching her how to dance.

She took to the sand with aplomb, wearing a rather flimsy bikini, pulling off cartwheels and bouncing around in the sun with a huge smile on her face.

Hidden talent: The model showed off her impressive gymnastics skills during her time on the beach

Kelly showed off her fantastic curvy figure in a floral print bikini, with her hair tied back into a ponytail as she was put through her paces by a Capoeira instructor.

Capoeira is the traditional Brazilian martial art which combines elements of dance - in fact, some of the moves have been adopted by those who practice breakdancing.

It was created by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences around the beginning of the 16th century.

Mortal combat: Kelly goes toe to toe with her instructor...

...laughing and smiling as she gets stuck into the combat situation...

...and puts her foot in it, throwing a high kick as he ducks underneath her

Much of the dances are made up of quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for leg sweeps.

At one point Kelly pulled off a perfect cartwheel - stretching her legs out dead straight with her toes pointing towards the sky.

And she also bent over backwards, literally, as she performed what's known as a back crab.

She also went toe to toe with one of her instructors pulling off a high kick as he ducked underneath in one of the more common Capoeira moves.

Bikini beauty: Kelly went for a walk along the beachfront before she got stuck into the Capoeira lesson

Bending over backwards: The model-turned-actress pulls off another impressive move

She appeared happy and relaxed throughout her time on the beach, interacting with the instructors who were obviously pleased with their star pupil.

The former Big Breakfast host is on a girly holiday in Trancoso - a town situated in Porto Seguro in the state of Bahia - with her cousin Sally Griffiths, and it seems she spent most of her time wearing a bikini.

A few days ago she was pictured frolicking on the beach in a bikini bought from a local vendor while last Thursday she even shared her look with her 166,517 followers on Twitter by posting a photo of herself holding a coconut.

Centre of attention: Kelly was surrounded by local men as she enjoyed her time on the beach

With the caption reading: 'Breakfast time.... Grab the Coconuts!!' it was probably safe to say that nobody would have been looking at the piece of fruit.

Kelly was taking a break before embarking of filming for new sci-fi fantasy movie Heavy Metal, and perhaps ignoring the ridicule she received last week from Amanda Holden.

The Britain's Got Talent judge praised new panellist Alesha Dixon for having 'a brain' - insinuating Kelly didn't, which is why she was scrapped from series three after just two episodes.