Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall becomes naked chef for Comic Relief

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has stripped off for Comic Relief, hiding his modesty behind an Emma Bridgewater-designed apron

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall strips

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall strips for Comic Relief

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has turned into the naked chef for Comic Relief.

The celebrity cook - who is best known for hosting Channel 4's 'River Cottage' series in which he had to produce all of his food himself in the style of 1970s series 'The Good Life' - has stripped off to support the charity and celebrate Emma Bridgewater's stunning homeware range for Red Nose Day 2013.

Hugh's strip is also part of a campaign to encourage the nation to cook using Emma's Red Nose Day products, which include six different mug designs, two tea towels and she has also crafted some aprons, one of which the chef can be seen wearing to protect his modesty.

The 'River Cottage' star was joined by fellow chefs Raymond Blanc, Angela Hartnett, Michael Caines, Valentine Warner, Allegra McEvedy, Antonio Carluccio, Glynn Purnell, Aktar Islam and Monica Galetti to support the Red Nose Day range and to encourage the British public to 'Do Something Funny for Money'.

Raymond said: "The Red Nose Day products are fun, quirky and of course useful too. I'd love to see the whole nation buying an apron and getting messy in the kitchen for Comic Relief."

Professional chef Tom Kerridge added: "Red Nose Day is a wonderful way to raise money for charity whilst looking at the serious aspects but having a whole lot of fun whilst doing it. Cooking is fun! Do it, raise money, buy an apron and drink cider from the mug pretending its coffee!"

The money donated from sales of the products will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives across Africa and in the UK.

Emma Bridgewater's range for Red Nose Day 2013 is available from HomeSense stores nationwide.

Red Nose Day takes place this year on Friday March 15th.

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