Louise Minchin bares toned legs in swimsuit as she braves freezing temperatures

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin has conquered another physical challenge after she learnt how to free dive under ice in the heart of Finland.

The 53-year-old star took to her Instagram account on Monday (March 21) evening to share the snaps she took from the once in a life time experience which she shared with some of her friends as she confessed she needed time to recover from the nail-biting temperatures.

After leaving the depths of Gwrych Castle behind her during last year’s edition of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, the mum-of-two decided to challenge herself with another physically demanding hobby.

In the collage of snaps she shared from the experience, the blonde bombshell could be seen wearing a woolly bobble hat on top of her head to help preserve the heat in the chilly weather.

The TV presenter looked incredible as she submerged into the ice-cold water in a long-sleeved swimming costume which left her long legs vulnerable to the elements.

Still managing to smile her way through the challenge, Louise told her 128,000 followers: "What an extraordinary experience.

"To be persuaded to get into freezing water with the awesome ice-swimming queens, what a stunning country Finland is, an incredible place to learn to free dice under ice.

"I will tell you more when I have recovered from the exhilaration!" she confessed.

Fans soon flooded to her comments section as they congratulated her on the completion of her latest daring challenge.

One user penned: "Great pictures, from the smiles on your faces it looks like you all had the best time [applause emoji]."

Another added: "I am well impressed. I’d love to do this sometime. That’s if I'm brave enough [snowflake emoji]."

A third asked: "Bit cold was it [three cry laughing emojis] looking stunning as always!", while one user noted: "That looks daunting. You’re very brave to do that."

It comes after Louise released her new podcasts, Push Your Peak, which sees the broadcaster interview "superhumans who have done extraordinary things".

In the trailer for the first series, the star explained she will be joined by some of the world’s most impressive sports stars in order to "learn what it takes to mentally and physically push yourself beyond your limits."

She continued: "Whether you are an elite or everyday athlete, it can be hard to continually progress.

"How do you push yourself out of your comfort zone? Where do you go to find that inner drive?

"Tune in to hear these inspiring stories and take away the belief that you can achieve your own goals no matter how big or small."

To date, four episodes have been released so far including Strictly pro dancer Karen Hauer, cyclist Mark Beaumont, surfer Andrew Cotton and mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka.

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