Jason Donovan takes a break

Heart's Jason Donovan has taken a deserved holiday in Australia following his gruelling Strictly regime.

Jason headed to the beach in Sydney to relax with his son Zac and father Terence following his 14-week stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

He performed superbly throughout the competition, making it to the final, only to be beaten by Chelsee Healy and eventual winner Harry Judd.

Jason already sported a slender figure prior to the competition but says the rigorous training has slimmed him down further.

"Since Strictly I’ve lost even more weight. I've dropped a bra size and my waist has gone down to a 30in from a 32in."

Jason will be returning on the air on Christmas day for a special show alongside Alvin and the Chipmunks between 12pm and 4pm.