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Perrie Edwards does it in a thong & Orlando Bloom let it ALL hang out, paddleboarding celebs don’t stand up to scrutiny

CELEBS love to make a splash . . . so it is no wonder so many of them are trying their hand at paddleboarding.

Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, 27, was the latest star to pick up an oar as she enjoyed the sunshine in Ibiza. And she was brave enough to attempt it wearing a thong bikini.

But it is not the easiest watersport to master, as some of these celebs’ efforts prove.

Expert paddleboarders Lizzie Carr – first person to stand-up paddleboard solo across the English Channel – and Dave Peek, owner of watersport and snow shop Fluid Lines, suggest starting on your knees to get a feel of the board, especially if you are at sea in choppy waters.

Stick to the centre of the board to help you balance and look where you are going, not at your feet. That is easier said than done.

Here, Lizzie and Dave give each famous face a rating out of ten for their technique and give tip

Perrie Edwards

WHILE holidaying on a yacht in Ibiza, Perrie mixed it up with a less luxurious paddleboard.

Dave says: “She has a good position, but it’s time to challenge herself to stand up.

"Her legs are nicely spaced, which helps her balance well in the rougher water.”

Jennifer Aniston

FRIENDS actress Jennifer, 51, proved to be a natural when she took to the water in 2008.

Lizzie says: “Jen is looking ahead, which is a No1 rule.

"Her feet are shoulder-width apart, she’s central to the board and also slightly bending her knees, which helps balance. But she’s not wearing a leash to the board.”

Kim Kardashian

WHILE Kim, 39, put maximum effort into her look, the reality is her paddleboarding skills need more work.

Lizzie says: “Kim is kneeling too far back on the board, which will affect her balance if she were to try to stand up.

"She is also holding her paddle the wrong way round and isn’t wearing a leash.”

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry

HOLLYWOOD actor Orlando, 43, caused an internet meltdown in 2016 when he was snapped naked on a paddleboard with fiancee Katy.

Dave says: “Aside from the nudity, he’s doing well considering there’s two of them on the board.

"He needs to either kneel or stand with one foot either side of the centre carrying strap. This will allow the board to perform as designed.”

Lady Gaga

THE Shallow singer, 34, didn’t look out of her depth when she tried this position in a swimming pool in 2014.

Dave says: “Impressive yoga skills here and she’s looking very comfortable and balanced.

“To make it more challenging she could try it on the sea or river.”

Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch

PETER, 39, is a top sportsman but it is model wife Abbey, 34, who scores the most points for technique on their Barbados holiday in 2018.

Dave says: “Clearly balance isn’t an issue for Abbey. We’d recommend trying to turn the paddle the other way round however to build up momentum.”

As for Peter, who feel off his board, Dave says: “Peter looked unsteady from the moment he stood up.

"Just before he falls into the sea he looks to be leaning to the side heavily, and not looking ahead – a must when trying it for the first time.”

Amanda Seyfried and dog

MAMMA MIA actress Amanda, 34, conquered ruff seas with her dog Finn on board in 2014.

Dave says: “She’s nailing it. Good stance and well balanced with the dog on the front!

"She just needs to put her top hand on the handle at the top, this will help her to increase her speed.”

Josie Gibson

REALITY star Josie, 35, got into big bother when she took a tumble live on ITV’s This Morning in June.

Dave says: “She would benefit from starting on her knees.

“Once she has built up confidence in this position she could attempt standing.”

Michelle Keegan

OUR Girl actress Michelle, 33, was close to falling into the water when she tried to stand up on her board in Ibiza last month.

Dave says: “Michelle is well balanced but once standing she keeps leaning forward.

"She needs to stand taller and bring her hand to the top of the paddle.”

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