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Kate Gosselin Flaunts Hot Bikini Body On 40th Birthday TV Special (video)

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Kate Gosselin gets a chance to flaunt her toned bikini body in a new TLC 40th Birthday Special. (Photo: TLC)

Kate Gosselin gets a chance to flaunt her toned bikini body in a new TLC 40th Birthday Special. (Photo: TLC)

Kate Gosselin is back and still rockin’ a hot bikini body in a new TV special marking her 40th birthday, with–what else?– a romp on a sunny Mexican beach with the kids. Kate looks tanned and ready for her next reality TV show.

Kate implores just don’t ask her about her ex, Jon Gosselin, or who’s she’s dating.

The former nurse sparked dating rumors herself when she was spotted earlier this month wearing a large diamond ring on her left ring finger during a meet-and-greet at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.

Needless to say, the sparkler caught the eye of paparazzi, and generated a spurt of tabloid interest.

A report surfaced last month in USWeekly that she is dating Philadelphia millionaire Jeff Prescott. They were spotted out together in May on a dinner date.

But she threw cold water on the rumors with a tweet afterward: “Fyi: I’m not engaged-not even dating any1,” she wrote. “Loved the ring so I put it on myself 4 my bday-Had 2have something abt that # to make me smile #40,” she added.

“I want people to stop asking me if I’m dating,’ she tells a pal on the special. “I would like that to end.”

Fans will get a chance to catch up with the “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” star when TLC goes on vacation with Kate and the kids to Mexico.

Kate is nothing if not calculating. But she needs to get a grip. She either wants the publicity or doesn’t. She needs to take a page from reality queen Kim Kardashian and feed the beast to keep in the spotlight.

Her wildly popular reality show with husband Jon imploded when their marriage unraveled on air. They divorced in 2009 and Kate became one of the most polarizing people on television. She tried to go it alone in a solo show, but it was short-lived.

She also appeared on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” in 2010 and appeared on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Kate’s kids are also growing up. Twins Cara and Madelyn are now 14-years-old. Sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Joel, Leah, Alexis and Hannah are 11.

Although Jon shares joint custody of the kids, he’s definitely out of the picture. “Don’t talk to me about ex situations. I don’t define myself with that,” she snaps on the show.

Same old Kate?

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Check out “Kate Plus 8’s The BIG Four Oh!.” It airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.

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