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OTRC: 'Kate Plus 8' returns, Gosselin poses in bikini on Australian beach

The Gosselin brood show off their adorable smiles and lovely tans on Bondi Beach, Australia during a taping of 'Kate Plus 8.' The episodes aired in 2011. (Brad Kennerley / TLC)

Kate Gosselin's reality show "Kate Plus 8" returned on Monday, April 4, and featured her and her eight children traveling to Australia.

The 36-year-old showcased a slim bikini body as she posed with her 6-year-old sextuplets and 10-year-old twins on Bondi Beach in Sydney in photos released by cable network TLC before the premiere (see above).

During the trip, the family surfed, encountered animals such as sharks, alligators and koala bears and Gosselin went bungee jumping.

"There are memories my kids will never, ever, forget," Gosselin said.

She and her children rose to fame with the TLC reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8", which featured her then-husband Jon. The show was canceled in 2009 following the couple's divorce. "Kate Plus 8" is its spin-off.

Gosselin recently opened up about her love life on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, April 4, saying: "I don't have a lot of time for myself. I do have eight kids. I feel like I have my life together, pretty much, but let's be honest, it's going to take a strong person to wrangle this mess."

Gosselin also showcased her bikini body on the cover of People magazine in September 2010. The reality star once underwent a free tummy tuck on television due to sagging skin left over from when she was pregnant.

Gosselin said at the time that she was the most fit she has ever been and that she goes on runs almost every day outside her home in Pennsylvania.

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