Floozie in the Jacuzzi is moved from her fountain for the first time in 28 years

Birmingham's iconic Floozie in the Jacuzzi has been lifted out of her fountain for the first time in 28 years.

The River Goddess statue has been moved from Victoria Square so she can be cleaned and restored.

Although she has had one of the longest baths in history, her water supply has been off for over five years.

The City Council council said it wants the statue looking its best before the Commonwealth Games and aims to get the water back up and running again before her return next year.

The landmark's restoration is part of wider work to improve Victoria Square, Councillor Jayne Francis says

Councillor Jayne Francis said: "We were pleased to take a report to the cabinet in January this year to access money to pay for this much-needed work.

"We were really pleased that this is finally happening. Of course when it comes back next year we have the Commonwealth Games that's going to be ready for."

"So the entire square will be looking really spruced, it's a popular landmark and I think people will be looking really, really pleased to see everything back in its place," she added.

How Floozie in the Jacuzzi has transformed since 2010

Floozie through the years

The famous city landmark was originally called "The River of Life" and was created by sculptor Dhruva Mistry in April 1993 at the cost of £3.5 million.

In 2010, £300,000 was spent fixing leaking pipes and installing new coloured lighting.

But three years later the landmark was turned off again. 

Several attempts have been made over the years to repair the site before the statue was turned into a giant flower bed in July, 2015.