Dancing On Ice star Jennifer Ellison swaps her woollies for a bikini

Nice to be in the warm finally! Dancing On Ice star Jennifer Ellison swaps her woollies for a bikini

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19:06 GMT, 6 April 2012

After spending the best part of six months on the ice, Jennifer Ellison was well overdue for some warm sunshine.

So after being voted off Dancing On Ice in the semi-finals last month, the actress jetted off for some quality time with husband Robbie Tickle and their two-year-old son Bobby.

And the results of her weight-loss and hard work on the ice were clear to see as the former Brookside star showed off her super-toned physique in a black bikini.

Nice to feel the sun on your face: Dancing On Ice star Jennifer Ellison shows off her toned body in a black two-piece on holiday in Tenerife

Nice to feel the sun on your face: Dancing On Ice star Jennifer Ellison shows off her toned body in a black two-piece on holiday in Tenerife

Happy family: The former Brookside actress was thrilled to be spending time with husband Robbie Tickle and their toddler son Bobby

Happy family: The former Brookside actress was thrilled to be spending time with husband Robbie Tickle and their toddler son Bobby

The Hell's Kitchen 2004 winner, 28, and semi-pro boxer Tickle, 31, are currently holidaying at the Abama Golf & Spa Resort in Gua de Isora, a seaside resort on the West coast of Tenerife.

Joining the couple is there's cute two-year-old son Bobby, who couldn't wait to have a paddle in the Atlantic.

During their holiday, the couple must have had good news, given a cryptic tweet from the actress.

Baby, its cold in here! Despite the balmy weather on land, the Atlantic Ocean isn't quite as warm

Baby, its cold in here! Despite the balmy weather on land, the Atlantic Ocean isn't quite as warm

She wrote on Twitter: 'What an amazing
holiday with my boys! We are a very happy Tickle family after finding
out some very very exciting news!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xxxx.'

The break has been a rare chance for some family time after Ellison's heavy schedule rehearsing for Dancing On Ice.

Although the show didn't hit screens until January, Ellison and her fellow celebrity contestants were in training for months beforehand.

Fancy a dip Bobby The former Brookside star takes her little man to the oceanside

Fancy a dip Bobby The former Brookside star takes her little man to the oceanside

Ellison and her professional partner Daniel Whiston ended up in fourth place during the semi-final.

When she left, she admitted her husband would be reaping the benefits of her fit physique.

She told The Sun: 'I feel so much fitter and sexier since doing Dancing On Ice. My husband loves my toned body and is always complimenting me, but I feel really mean as I've been making him wait.

This is the life: Ellison and Bobby enjoyed one of the hotel's exterior sofas as she chats to her husband

This is the life: Ellison and Bobby enjoyed one of the hotel's exterior sofas as she chats to her husband

Room for another one Robbie joins his family on the sofa

Room for another one Robbie joins his family on the sofa

'He's had to watch my dance partner Dan doing all the sexy moves with me on the ice, so now it's his turn.

'Doing the show has been like one long exercise class – it's been like doing a permanent squat. My legs and bum are so toned now. I wasn't joking when I said I could crack nuts with my bum.'

Ellison's DOI appearance comes after she dropped five stone since giving birth to son Bobby in February 2010.

Isn't this fun Jennifer and Bobby do some building in the sand

Isn't this fun Jennifer and Bobby do some building in the sand

Cosy: Ellison dries off her little boy in a towel after their dip in the Atlantic

Cosy: Ellison dries off her little boy in a towel after their dip in the Atlantic

The 5ft 7 star admitting ballooning
from a size 8 to 18 during her pregnancy and said she struggled to lose
the weight afterwards.

But
last year, she overhauled her diet and fitness regime, resulting in a
workout DVD Jennifer Ellison's Fat Blaster Workout, which came out in
December.

I'll just carry on building then shall I: Ellison carries on building a sandcastle after her son is distracted

I'll just carry on building then shall I: Ellison carries on building a sandcastle after her son is distracted

Travel in style: The actress gives her son a piggyback ride to the beach

Travel in style: The actress gives her son a piggyback ride to the beach