EastEnders stars have come together to create a cheeky calendar which will be on sale to support BBC Children In Need.
Inspire by a recent storyline, the calendar features some of Walford’s most popular faces stripping off. 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 and 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 said, “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.”
Speaking of the calendar, actress Natalie Cassidy 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”.
David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, added: “We are so grateful that the Eastenders team have pulled together such a fantastic fun calendar. We hope people will buy it and raise money that will change young lives right across the UK.”
The calendar is available now from bbcchildreninneedshop.co.uk and Welcome Break stores across the UK. It costs £10.00 with a minimum of £5 donated to BBC Children in Need. Take a look at a few of the shots below: