Jorgie Porter's sexy secretary role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 August 2016
Jorgie Porter

Jorgie Porter

Jorgie Porter admits she found it "strangely sexy" playing secretary Miss Croft, who has an 80s mullet and a collection of retro suits, in 'Are You Being Served?'

Jorgie Porter found it "strangely sexy" playing a secretary in 'Are You Being Served?'.

The former 'Hollyoaks' beauty enjoyed having an 80s mullet and wearing retro suits for her role as Miss Croft in the revival of the classic BBC sitcom.

She said: "I actually had a mullet cut in my hair. I went all-out - short on top and long on the bottom, like Pat Sharp. All the girls were saying they used to have their hair like that and they'd flick it all out. I'd be like, 'Really?!'

"As soon as I finished ­filming, I had extensions put in. At first I didn't feel it but playing a secretary is strangely sexy. And I still got a few smiles from the boys on nights out with it."

The 28-year-old actress loved filming the show in front of a live studio audience but admits she had to watch the original series, which ended in 1985, on YouTube as she'd never seen any of the episodes before.

She added to The Sun newspaper: "When I first read the script, I didn't have a speaking part. But when we got to the read-through, everyone stopped and stared at me. I was like, 'Oh my God, I've got lines!' It was filmed in front of a live studio audience. I loved it, that immediate response. I wasn't nervous at all. I love the buzz of it ...

"I remember 'Only Fools & Horses' and that sort of thing but I had no idea what this show was. My mum loved it, so she realises how big a deal it is."

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