Hangover CURED: Sozzled Brrrr-its strip for New Year sea dips

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It appears there is a swim for every occasion as Brits stripped off for a Christmas Day dip

New Year’s day revellers weren’t put off by the freezing 4.5C temperature as they shook off their hangovers.

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BIKINI BRITS: Dozens got their kit off for the big dip this New Year

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FREEZING: Temperatures were as low as 4.5C as bold swimmers took the plunge

Bikini Brits and daring swimmers dressed in fancy dress splashed in the sea all over Britain from Kent to Scotland.

Nurse Margaret Mcquillan, 55, from Gateshead, who went for a dip with her friend in a Victorian bathing costume revealed it was a great way to start 2017.

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IT’S A DATE: There appears to be a swim for every occasion

“It was breathtaking. It was very cold”

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She said: “It was breathtaking. It was very cold.

“It’s a good way to start the year.”

New Year swimmers braved the rain as they dived in North Somerset’s Clevedon Marina Lake.

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FANCY DRESS: Revellers got their gear on as they dived in style all over the country

More than 1,000 people swam in Saundersfoot, South Wales, and River Forth’s Loony Dook, in Scotland.

Edinburgh’s South Queensferry proved to be a roaring success as more than 1,000 revellers showed off their fancy dress in the High Street before they took the plunge.

The sell-out event has been a New Year’s Day tradition for more than three decades.

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