The newly single star shows off her fab figure in Dubai

The Bill’s Louisa Lytton has been enjoying a girly break in Dubai, weeks after splitting from her boyfriend.

The 20-year-old star called time on her one-year romance with electrician Daniel, 19, and headed for some sunbathing and partying with her friends. Judging by the smile on her face, it was just the tonic she needed.

A pal tells Now: ‘Louisa’s had a hectic few months. She finished filming The Bill at the end of last year, went into panto and split with her boyfriend. It’s been tough, so her mates whisked her off to Dubai. Daniel lives in Peterborough and Louisa’s in London, so they were seeing less and less of each other. She’s gutted, but they’re still mates.’

Showing off her amazing figure in a sexy black bikini, it’s hard to believe Louisa has body insecurities – boosting her assets with gel-filled padding.

‘I use chicken fillets – even with a bikini,’ she laughs. She won’t be tempted by cosmetic surgery, though: ‘I wanted a boob job at 18, but I think I’ll stay natural.’

Louisa, who’s played The Bill’s PC Beth Green for two years, bows out in a gripping two-parter on 12 and 19 March.

The star, who shot to fame as Ruby Allen in EastEnders, is lined up for new TV projects, but isn’t ruling out a Walford comeback: ‘I’d like to play an older Ruby, to go back, minted and owning half the square.’

See the photos of Louisa Lytton looking trim in her bikini in Now magazine dated 23 February 2009 – out now!