Celebrities such as Jacqueline Jossa, Gemma Collins and Lizzie Cundy have been showing off their bikini bodies on Instagram as they soak up the sun on the hottest day ever on record in the UK today.

The highest temperature recorded so far today was 40.2C (104.4F) at London Heathrow Airport at 12.50pm, and it’s left many celebrities flocking to their gardens to catch the rays or cool off in a paddling pool.

Former EastEnders actress and mum-of-two Jacqueline Jossa, 29, posted on her Instagram stories from her blow up pool, saying she “could get used to this life” as she donned a green swimsuit.