'Loose Women' become Calendar girls
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 September 2015
'Loose Women' panelists Andrea McLean and Anita Dobson mark the centenary of the Women's Institute by posing as Calendar girls
'Loose Women's' Andrea McLean and actress Anita Dobson have posed naked for the Women's Institute.
The TV stars stripped off as part of a unique celebration for the organisation's 100th birthday and used a pair of tasty-looking buns each to hide their modesty.
Talking about the shoot, Andrea - who is a regular panelist on the ITV daytime show - said: " I tell you what, they didn't need considerably bigger buns when it came to me. A couple of Jammie Dodgers and it would have been fine!
"It was great fun though and Anita and I, we'd never worked together before and it was a case of 'hello' and [strip off] but it was great, all good!"
Anita - who rose to fame in the '80s when she played Queen Vic landlady Angie Watts on 'EastEnders'- jokingly claimed she and Andrea are now very close after taking part in the shoot.
Talking about the experience on the show, Anita said: "We are bosom buddies now!"
The shoot was inspired by the 2003 hit movie 'Calendar Girls' - that starred starred Dame Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Linda Bassett - about the true story of a group of women who produced a calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research.
The film was later adapted for the West End in 2008 and starred EastEnders' veteran actress June Brown (Dot Cotton).
The first British WI meeting took place in 1915 at Llanfairpwll on Anglesey in North Wales and Queen Elizabeth is a member of the Sandringham WI.