A BRADFORD woman is delighted to have her body confidence back after appearing on new Channel 4 show, Naked Beach.

Danielle Broadbent, 35, from Wrose, it felt like she "had been wearing a mask for years", with the positivity she projected to her friends and family hiding her inner turmoil.

She felt that she needed a chance to break that cycle and risked going out to the Greek island of Mykonos to bare all on national television. Her episode airs tonight at 8pm.

The premise of the show sees a group of naked hosts wearing body paint spend time with fully clothed body-confidence sufferers over four days, with the hope being that they realise their own bodies are nothing to be ashamed of.

Towards the end of the holiday, contestants like Danielle attend a body paint party and are encouraged to get as naked as they feel comfortable with.

Danielle stripped down to a bikini, which she said was the first time she had felt able to do so in six years.

Speaking about her experience, Danielle said: "I was contacted on social media about the show and at the time my body confidence was shot.

"I spoke to my partner and he told me just to go for it and see what happened.

"I've only been able to tell my nearest and dearest but everyone's been really positive.

"They were shocked as I'd always seemed confident but it was like wearing a mask that I'd take off when I got home."

Asked to pinpoint when things went wrong, Danielle admitted: "I'd not been happy for a while. I had my second child in 2010 and I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid just before that.

"It kind of spiralled from there. My weight fluctuated and I kept going on silly diets.

"I have a teenage daughter though, and I was determined for her not to go through the same thing.

"There's so much social media pressure nowadays but it really doesn't matter. Everybody's different and there's no such thing as a perfect body."

As for her time on the show, Danielle said: "I had no idea what I'd be greeted with as I just knew it was a show about body confidence.

"But I've been a big fan of plus-size model Felicity Hayward for years, so to arrive and find out she was on the show was perfect. She became like a mentor for the week.

"I didn't realise how bad my confidence was until I was asked new questions by the hosts. It was difficult to sit there and think about it, but also really rewarding.

"Towards the end, at the body paint party, I felt comfortable enough to strip down to a bikini for the first time in six years.

"The message I've taken from Naked Beach is that you should feel comfortable in your own skin and there's nothing more attractive than confidence.

"Models nowadays don't need to have a certain look and there is no right or wrong body. Just be yourself."