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I'm a lazy sunloving slob, admits TV host Julia

Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury dumped her wellies to feel the sand beneath her toes in a new photoshoot and says her young son has made her more "relaxed" about her career.

The broadcaster, who posed for Hello! magazine, said she loved dressing up.

She told the magazine: "There's a misconception that I'm always in fields and of course I spend a majority of my working life doing that. But I also love my shoes, my frocks, so this shoot was like a dream."

The 42-year-old said that behind the scenes she liked lazing around, saying: "People would be surprised at how slobby and lazy I can be.

"I actually love lying on a sun lounger because I spend my life running around doing everything and anything, so when I get to a place like that I love it."

Bradbury said two-year-old Zeph was "the best thing that's ever happened to me".

She said: "I'm completely thrilled and overwhelmed by motherhood and I love him more and more every day.

"It's relaxed me in some ways, and made me more anxious in others. From a career point of view, my priorities have completely changed. I love working, I need to work, but if someone says, 'Do you want to go to Mongolia for six weeks?' the answer is no. Up until two years ago the answer was always yes – I thrived on the spontaneity, the variety, the constant learning process, which I still have, but everything shifts."