Bethany Minelle For Mailonline
It’s a world away from the long skirts and restrictive corsets of Downton Abbey.
But show star Daisy Lewis was determined to expose maximum skin to the Italian sun at the weekend, as she worked through a topless yoga routine by the pool.
The 30-year-old actress was enjoying a holiday with friends, and shared some sexy snaps during her European break – including one particularly amusing shot where she tried out her moves.
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Flower power: Daisy Lewis was determined to expose maximum skin to the Italian sun at the weekend, as she worked through a topless yoga routine by the pool
In red, black and orange patterned bikini bottoms, the TV star bent backwards in a Chakrasana pose, arching her back and pushing out her chest.
With a pair of well placed flower emojis to cover her modesty, the flexible star wrote alongside the snap: ‘Burn giorno! #pool #yoga #holidays’.
Daisy – who played outspoken teacher Sarah Bunting in ITV1’s Downton Abbey – revealed her toned body to the world, stretching back into the tricky pose.
Later in the day, the actress took some time to chill out in the pool, this time in a vintage style high-waisted green bikini.
Flamingo foating: Later in the day, the actress, 30, took some time to chill out in the pool, this time in a vintage style high-waisted green bikini
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Talk about a change from playing the school teacher Miss Sarah Bunting with her frumpy frocks. And if that wasn’t enough she’s also posing on a pink flamingo pool inflatable which also makes a change from the Downton wildlife which was pretty limited to hunting horses and Isis the dog that died.
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Leaning back in a neon pink giant inflatable flamingo, the auburn haired actress wore over-sized black sunglasses and rested her head on her raised arm.
During the evening, Daisy wore a plunging peach cross-over dress, and wrote next to the snap, ‘Rockin a shag on hols’, referring to her pretty bobbed hair.
The acrobatic actress looked like she was having a whale of a time, going on to post a short video in the lush green garden of her hotel, performing three cartwheels across the lawn in her bikini.
Smiling and laughing for the camera, she wrote: ‘weeeeeeeeeeeeee! Pure joy!’ (sic).
Peachy: During the evening, Daisy wore a plunging cross-over dress, and wrote next to the snap, ‘Rockin a shag on hols’, referring to her pretty bobbed hair
Clearly sad to be coming to the end of her ‘weekend of dreams’ she went on to post an early morning snap in her bed, with a sparkling star filter around her head.
She wrote next to the candid snap, ‘The no make-up wake-up in beautiful Italy.
‘Home today and heartbroken but what an amazing weekend. off for a last cappuccino and swim now.’
It has been a difficult year for Daisy, who ended her year-long relationship with comedian Steve Coogan after blazing row outside the Groucho Club in May.
One eyewitness outside the Groucho explained at the time: ‘There was a bad vibe between them and it spilled out into the street. They were at each other – it was heated.
Seeing stars: Clearly sad to be coming to the end of her ‘weekend of dreams’, she went on to post an early morning snap in her bed, with a sparkling star filter around her head
‘First she had a face like thunder, then started crying, and that’s when he put her into a taxi and sent her off on her own. People were aghast at seeing such an emotional confrontation.
‘Halfway through, a fan came over and Coogan was really brusque with him, telling him they were having a private conversation, and putting out his hand to fend him off.
‘The worst part was he seemed so uncaring and cold towards Daisy. There was not a hint of kindness. He seemed more interested in himself.’
Steve, 50, has since moved on with pretty new girlfriend Laura Hajek, 26, who bears more than a striking resemblance to Daisy.
Getting away from it all: It has been a difficult year for Daisy, who ended her year-long relationship with comedian Steve Coogan after blazing row outside the Groucho Club in May
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