Countdown beauty strips off for Comic Relief

Echo: Rachel Riley, Natasha Hamilton, Kelsey Beth Crossley, Cherie Lunghi, Kerry Katona, Zoe Salmon, Liz McClarnon and Nancy Dell Olio strip off to promote Emma Bridgewater homeware being sold to raise money for Comic Relief Rachel Riley, Natasha Hamilton, Kelsey Beth Crossley, Cherie Lunghi, Kerry Katona, Zoe Salmon, Liz McClarnon and Nancy Dell Olio strip off to promote Emma Bridgewater homeware being sold to raise money for Comic Relief

COUNTDOWN beauty Rachel Riley stripped off with fellow celebrities for a Calendar Girls-style photo shoot in aid of Comic Relief.

The 27-year-old maths wiz from Thorpe Bay posed with just an apron and a piece of bunting, produced by designer Emma Bridgewater in aid of the charity, to cover her modesty.

Former Atomic Kittens Liz McClarnon, Kerry Katona and Natasha Hamilton, actresses Cherie Lunghi and Kelsey Beth Crossley and Strictly Come Dancing star Nancy Dell’Olio also starred in the shoot to promote the products.

The “tea party with a twist” shoot was inspired by the now iconic image from the 2003 comedy film Calendar Girls, in which Women’s Institute members posed naked with household objects covering their private parts to raise money for Leukaemia Research.

Rachel, who went to Southend High School for Girls, said: "I really enjoyed taking part in this shoot as I’m a long term supporter of Comic Relief.

“Red Nose Day is all about doing something funny for money. By having fun in the kitchen, I've hopefully raised a few smiles, and reminded people that buying an apron or a mug and having fun in the kitchen is one of the simplest ways to donate”.

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7:39am Fri 15 Feb 13

GentleGiant says...

A bit of a half-hearted attempt to be honest.

Why the aprons?

Still I guess it is all in a good cause.
A bit of a half-hearted attempt to be honest. Why the aprons? Still I guess it is all in a good cause. GentleGiant

8:41am Fri 15 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Which one’s the ‘celebrity’ then?
Which one’s the ‘celebrity’ then? stopmoaning1

10:28pm Fri 15 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

I never find comic relief funny.

and is that the old woman from birds of a feather on the right with black hair..?
I never find comic relief funny. and is that the old woman from birds of a feather on the right with black hair..? DogsMessInLeigh

12:11am Sat 16 Feb 13

echoforum says...

Sad....
It aint funny,it aint strippng.Just a waste of space
Sad.... It aint funny,it aint strippng.Just a waste of space echoforum

8:40am Sat 16 Feb 13

DonaldUnpleasance says...

It's crap of course, as is the warmed up drivel that the BBC serve up as "Comic" Relief but I suppose that's not the point. But Rachel Riley looks terrific on the front page. If she wants to do a bit of stripping I'd be more than happy to see here do the Friday lunchtime session down the Foresters, I'd even chivvy up and have a private dance......strictly for charity of course. Fancy it, Rache? It will be a laugh!
It's crap of course, as is the warmed up drivel that the BBC serve up as "Comic" Relief but I suppose that's not the point. But Rachel Riley looks terrific on the front page. If she wants to do a bit of stripping I'd be more than happy to see here do the Friday lunchtime session down the Foresters, I'd even chivvy up and have a private dance......strictly for charity of course. Fancy it, Rache? It will be a laugh! DonaldUnpleasance

9:50am Sat 16 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

and kerry katona posing with the jugs.....man thats so so funny i wet myself, who thought of that one...i would like to shake his hand.
and kerry katona posing with the jugs.....man thats so so funny i wet myself, who thought of that one...i would like to shake his hand. DogsMessInLeigh

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