'My skin is peeling after my holiday!' Sam Faiers reveals the effects of a natural tan posing in a tiny bikini outside a bus


By Holly Thomas

Ever professional: Sam Faiers posed in a tiny halterneck bikini outside in London today as part of her new role as the face of Swimwear 365

She's been splashing about in swimming pools during a chilled-out holiday in Dubai.

But now it's back to work for ever-busy TOWIE star Sam Faiers.

Thankfully for her, the switching back into work mode doesn't require a change of wardrobe, and she was seen posing outside a bus in London this morning.

The 21-year-old admitted that the shoot wasn't quite as glamorous as it looked, confessing: 'It was cold outside, and I felt a bit self-conscious with about 50 men looking on. And my skin is peeling after my holiday in Dubai!'

Risk of the job: Sam admitted that her skin was visibly peeling after her recent holiday in Dubai

Little help from her friends: Sam was joined by a couple of other models for a few of the pics

Sam has just been revealed as the face of Swimwear 365.

The star has put a little weight on in recent months, and said: 'Last year I was more like a size 8, but since then I’ve been in a relationship and I put on a bit of weight, because you stay in more.'

'I’m so busy with TOWIE that I haven’t had time to go to the gym. But now that I’m single again, I guess I’ll have the time.'

'I really like sandwiches. And when I’m in the supermarket I think I should buy a healthy wrap – but then I don’t. But at the moment I’m eating loads of meat.'

'But I’m really looking forward to summer, because then you feel more like eating salad and healthy stuff.'

She said she gave the new range a thorough testing in the water park on holiday when she was seen with her mother- and the bikinis didn’t go see-through in the water.

Road-tested: Sam tried out the bikinis during her holiday to make sure they didn't go see-through in the water

The star hinted at her reasons for splitting with boyfriend TJ, revealing: 'Before I thought it was better to see someone who wasn’t in the industry. But now, I think I’d rather see someone who is in the business because people who aren’t get jealous.'

Sam and her mother Suzanne Wells, 42, showed off their curves in bikinis as they splashed about in the pool at Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai last week.

Wish come true? Sam has been bemoaning the lack of attractive men on TOWIE recently

Costume change: Sam covered her modestly as she left the makeshift set

The blonde clearly takes after her mother in more ways than one, and they giggled with equal excitement as they rode rubber rings down a slide.

Meanwhile the summer mood is clearly taking hold elsewhere, as it has been revealed that the The Only Way Is Essex's summer special will be shot in Marbella.

ITV2 bosses have given TOWIE stars the green light to fly to the Spanish holiday destination to film a one-off episode.

Temperature shock: Sam looked as though she was having a little trouble adjusting to the London breeze

Sam has hinted that the gang will take their hijinks even further than usual, promising: 'lots of dramas, a fight and maybe a wedding'.

Gemma Collins revealed to the the Daily Star newspaper: 'We've been begging for a summer special in Marbella for a while. We are all up for it.'

Sam added: 'It will need lots of dramas, a fight and maybe a wedding."

Natural choice: Sam shows off her curves in the new shots from the Swimwear365 collection

Doing her best: Sam has admitted to putting a little weight on recently, but plans to start eating more healthily now

Seductive: Sam channels a fifties siren in this red polka dot number

After splitting from her boyfriend TJ last month, Sam admitted she was keen for 'TOWIE' bosses to introduce more 'fit' men to the ITV2 show.

She said: 'I reckon there should be a lot of fun in the new series. A lot of us girls on the show are now single so they need some guys.'

'They can't just throw one guy in there, they need three or four as there are so many girls. If we had more guys it would be much more fun. I just want a really fit guy who is not a player.'

Modelling is so tiring: Sam reclines by the pool in this seductive shot

'I would like someone who has a bit more of a Cockney accent than an Essex accent. No hair gel but they have to have good teeth, good shoes, and smell good.'

Throughout the first three series of TOWIE, Faiers has been linked with co-stars Joey Essex and Mark Wright, as well as most recent ex TJ off-screen.

She dated Essex for four months, before hooking up with TJ for a few months last summer.

And then she reunited with ex-fling Wright for a brief romance in the third series of TOWIE last November before resuming her relationship with TJ.

On the prowl: Sam has confessed that she is hoping to find a new man this season of TOWIE

Any excuse: The TOWIE gang are reportedly heading to Marbella to film a summer special