The bare cheek of it! The EastEnders cast have stripped down to their essentials on screen and off in aid of this year's BBC Children in Need and you can enjoy them allyear round in a 2015 calendar on sale for the charity.
Inspired by a recent storyline, the calendar will feature a host of Walford’s famous faces, along with some equally famous arms, legs and torsos as the cast embrace the cheeky calendar spirit.
Sonia bares her heart as the Valentine pin-up for February, while Peter Beale represents the boys – and the pickled eggs – flexing in the chippy as May’s poster-boy...
Meanwhile, Whitney and Lauren make the most of the summer, beaming from behind a lilo for August’s image!
In the soap, Sonia and Kush have been rallying their local Fat Blasters to ditch the clothes for the charity calendar and, subsequently, EastEnders execs decided to make the plans a reality.
EastEnders executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins commented: "When we developed our calendar storyline featuring so many of Albert Square's residents as viewers have never seen them before, it seemed such a shame not to share the fun with our audience. It's been a long time since EastEnders released a calendar - and this is the perfect opportunity for EastEnders fans to get hold of something a little bit special while raising money for such a worthwhile cause."
Natalie Cassidy (Sonia) said; “Everybody who took part in the calendar had a blast, and everyone should have a cheesy EastEnders calendar on their wall for 2015 - go and buy one because it's brilliant, AND you're raising money for a wonderful cause”.
Available now from the bbcchildreninneedshop.co.uk (opens in new tab) and Welcome Break stores across the UK, the calendar costs £10, with a minimum of £5 donated to BBC Children in Need.
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