Hollyoaks beauty Nikki Sanderson sent her fans into meltdown as she shared a stunning throwback snap of herself in a patterned bikini as she relaxed on the beach.

The brunette bombshell, 36, looked up to the sky as she threw her long wet dark hair behind her head.

Nikki's ripped abs and washboard stomach stole the show as she lifted her arms in the air to show off her toned curves to the camera.

She donned a long-sleeved multi-coloured bikini with a funky pattern all over the material, with cups built into the top to show off her cleavage.

Nikki showed off her jaw-dropping figure in a rainbow patterned bikini

Sitting on a rock, Nikki also highlighted her long legs and peachy derriere as she stuck her behind out to ensure it took centre-stage.

Completing the look with a pair of sunglasses, Nikki looked stunning in the throwback snap, which she took last year whilst on a luxury getaway.

Her beach backdrop also stole the show as she sat in front of a hill covered in trees as well as tranquil water and rocks.

Nikki is no stranger to stripping off on her social media page

She captioned the snap: "Washed Ashore."

It didn't take long for the compliments to come pouring in for Nikki, as fans gushed over her stunning look.

One wrote: "Abs for days."

Another added: "Stunning."

Nikki has split from her long-term boyfriend Greg Whitehurst, who she dated for five years

A third chipped in: "Wowseroonies."

A fourth wrote: "Very beautiful Nikki."

Her latest picture comes after she confirmed she is single after splitting from her boyfriend Greg Whitehurst, who she had been dating for five years, back in July.

She told The Sun: "Sadly, Greg and I have decided to separate. We remain friends and wish the best for each other in the future."

Before joining Hollyoaks, Sanderson dated her former Coronation Street co-star Danny Young for four years.

Their characters, Candice Stowe and Warren Baldwin, had been romantically involved on-screen.