Chef Nigella Lawson protects her skin from the Australian sun

TV chef Nigella Lawson came over all shy and wore a burkini – an outfit designed to protect the modesty of muslim women – for a trip to Bondi Beach this week.

Famed for her curves and usually seen in figure-hugging dresses, the 51-year-old splashed about in the sea in the two-piece black ensemble.

The suit covered her body from head to toe and she even wore it with a baseball cap under the hood.

Nigella, who’s in Australia filming for a new series of MasterChef, successfully protected her skin from the Sydney sun but she must’ve received a few funny looks in the process.

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Esme Riley