Loose Women heat up Novelli's Marbella restaurant opening with champagne and bikinis

They may have a busy filming schedule but no-one can accuse the Loose Women presenting team of being all work and no play.

After a mid-week night on the tiles - where the group emerged looking slightly worse for wear - Carol McGiffin and Sherrie Hewson showed they weren't finished this week's partying just yet.

Making an appearance at the opening of chef Jean-Christophe Novelli's new Marbella restaurant, the former sipped on champagne as they both enjoyed the sun in skimpy beachwear.

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Loose Women presenters Carol McGiffin and Sherrie Hewson soaked up the sun and champagne

Carol McGiffin, Sherrie Houston

McGiffin, Houston and Emmerdale actor Danny Miller (aka Aaron Dingle) soak up the sun

While McGriffin, 49, opted for a turquoise triangle two-piece, 58-year-old Houston went for a slightly more demure pink bandeau top and floral mini-skirt.

And the fun-loving pair were not the only television stars to descend on the restaurant in the uber-luxurious Hotel Lorcrimar.

A host of bikini-clad actors and presenters also appeared at the resort to celebrate the new eaterie.

Looking tanned and relaxed in skimpy two-pieces, actress Gemma Bissix and presenter Angellica Bell had a giggle and gossip at the side of the pool.

Joe Swash

Following a stint in the jungle, I'm a Celebrity... star Joe Swash looked tanned and content as he opened a bottle of bubbly

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Gemma Bissix and Angellica Bell showed off their curves at the Marbella event

The former also enjoyed the beach, taking a stroll along the shore in her turquoise halterneck ensemble. She may be taking advantage of a slower schedule ahead of returning to Channel Four soap Hollyoaks.

Reprising her role as villain Clare Devine, the 25-year-old is set to dramatically reappear after a two-year break from the popular programme and a stint in Eastenders.

Angellica also looked happy to be taking some time out and was accompanied by boyfriend and fellow presenter Michael Underwood.

Following his second run in Dancing on Ice, the couple kissed and cuddled in the scorching Spanish sun and looked more in love than ever.

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Chef Jean Christophe Novelli posed with the celebrities ahead at the opening

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The actress and presenter had a giggle and a gossip by the pool

Also enjoying the event was I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here star Joe Swash.

The former Eastenders actor cuddled up to Bissix at the poolside looking tanned and content as the group enjoyed the event.

With the delicious dishes on the menu at Novelli's new restaurant, it's no wonder the group - which also included Lucy Pargeter, Anne Charleston and Lesley Dunlop - looked happy to be at the Puerto Banus launch.

Creations such as his cappuccino of pumpkin and sand carrot and his four-hour confit of duck are said to be particular highlights.

Angellica Bell, Michael Underwood

So in love: Michael Underwood and girlfriend Angellica snuggled up in the sun