By SARAH BULL
Sexy in spots: Roxanne Pallett celebrated being cast in Waterloo Road with a sunshine break in Lanzarote
It was recently announced she is set to join the cast of hit BBC1 show Waterloo Road.
So what better way for Roxanne Pallett to celebrate her new role than to head off on a sunshine break in Lanzarote before she gets stuck in to filming the school-based drama.
The 28-year-old actress, most famous for playing Jo Sugden in Emmerdale, was spotted showing off her curves in a red and white spotty two-piece as she basked in the sunshine during her holiday.
Slender: The 28-year-old actress showed off her toned figure in the red and white two-piece
And after getting a bit too hot following an afternoon of relaxing in the balmy weather, Roxanne coolled off with a quick shower by the pool.
Despite looking fantastic in her pretty polkadot bikini, Roxanne said recently she's not a fan of diet, and could never reduce her food intake because she loves eating too much.
She said: 'I'm really normal about food. In this industry I've seen girls have a real issue about eating. But I came from a home where no one spoke about weight or dieting and it was a triumph if you got seconds.
'Thankfully, I love food and enjoy everything about it!'
Having fun: Roxanne appeared to be enjoying herself as she soaked in the sunshine by her hotel pool
Former Dancing On Ice contestant Roxanne also credits regular exercise for helping her stay in shape.
She said: 'Getting active made such a difference to my weight and shape. I jog three times a week but only for 20 minutes. I do it in the mornings because it clears my head and sets me up for the day.
'I enjoy going on power walks with my mum, Monica and I do my tummy exercises every day, to keep my stomach toned.'
Cooling off: After an afternoon of sunbathing, Roxanne cooled off with a quick shower before heading inside
Screen star: Roxanne is probably most famous for playing Jo Sugden in Emmerdale, seen here with James Hooton