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Reverend Kate Bottley and Strictly’s Ian Waite strip off for life-drawing class

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We have all heard of priests being removed from office.

But Reverend Kate Bottley has given the term a different meaning after she and Strictly Come Dancing star Ian Waite both stripped naked for a new BBC program in which they pose as life models.

They are part of what the broadcaster is billing as the UK’s ‘biggest live, life drawing masterclass ever’, which will be broadcast on BBC2 and BBC4 next Sunday evening.

Pastor Kate Bottley – star of Googlebox – has redefined ‘priests being removed from office’ after stripping naked for a new BBC program

Kae is part of what the broadcaster is billing as the 'biggest live, life drawing masterclass ever in the UK', which will air on BBC2 and BBC4 next Sunday evening.

Kae is part of what the broadcaster is billing as the ‘biggest live, life drawing masterclass ever in the UK’, which will air on BBC2 and BBC4 next Sunday evening.

Kate was joined by Strictly Come Dancing Professional Iain Waite, who stripped down to a purple tunic while posing in a Birmingham Paek

Kate was joined by Strictly Come Dancing Professional Iain Waite, who stripped down to a purple tunic while posing in a Birmingham Paek

Life drawing life!  is aimed at encouraging people to participate in life drawing.

Parts of the Rev Bottley and Mr Waite show were filmed in Birmingham's Cannon Hill Park.

Life drawing life! is aimed at encouraging people to participate in life drawing. Parts of the Rev Bottley and Mr Waite show were filmed in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park.

Life drawing life! is aimed at encouraging people to participate in life drawing.

Parts of the Rev Bottley and Mr Waite show were filmed in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park.

Photos from the shooting show the 46-year-old, part-time Church of England priest, who rose to fame for her role in Channel 4’s Gogglebox, lying on a chaise lounge with a blue piece of blue fabric draped over her.

Mr. Waite, 50, poses with a purple piece of material covering his waist.

The program shows artist Adebanji Alade encouraging the public to draw the two celebrities in a series of poses.

Kate Bottley said, ‘The film for Life Drawing Live! was fun and powerful to be a part of.

Photos from the filming show the 46-year-old, part-time Church of England priest, who rose to fame for her role on Channel 4's Gogglebox, lying on a chaise lounge with a blue piece of blue fabric draped over her.

Photos from the filming show the 46-year-old, part-time Church of England priest, who rose to fame for her role on Channel 4’s Gogglebox, lying on a chaise lounge with a blue piece of blue fabric draped over her.

Kate said filming the show was 'empowering' and that she felt 'safe among friends' and not 'nervous or vulnerable'

Kate said filming the show was ’empowering’ and that she felt ‘safe among friends’ and not ‘nervous or vulnerable’

The vicar said she was not expected to feel such a bond with the people who draw her - she is pictured posing in the park

The pastor said she was not expected to feel such a connection to the people who draw her – she is pictured posing in the park

“I expected to feel nervous and vulnerable, it wasn’t like that. I felt safe and among friends.

‘What I didn’t expect was that I would feel so connected to the people who draw me. It was the perfect socially distancing group activity!

“And the drawings were a delight.” Ian Waite added.

‘I have always been drawing, even in school I was known as the artist! I think drawing can take you to a different place and be very therapeutic, so I was excited to model for Life Drawing Live!’

The Gogglebox star, pictured on a chaise lounge, added that drawing in life is the 'like the perfect socially dissociated group activity'

The Gogglebox star, pictured on a chaise lounge, added that drawing in life is the ‘like the perfect socially dissociated group activity’

When the show airs, BBC2 viewers will watch amateur artist celebrities create their artwork, while experts will help out with advice

When the show airs, BBC2 viewers will watch amateur artist celebrities create their artwork, while experts will help out with advice

Viewers who want to join the drawing from home can watch BBC4 with a 'Pose Cam' which provides a 'fixed camera view' of the model's poses

Viewers who want to join the drawing from home can watch BBC4 with a ‘Pose Cam’ which provides a ‘fixed camera view’ of the model’s poses

Adebanji Alade said: ‘It was great to have Kate and Ian as models for the day and I loved the way they engaged and interacted with the audience.

“The atmosphere on the day was just amazing, it was an amazing sight to see people from all walks of life take a step of courage to try life signs.

“I’m a big believer in anyone who picks up a pencil and paper to draw. I believe we all have the ability and capacity to do it and enjoy it.”

When the show airs, BBC2 viewers will watch amateur artist celebrities create their artwork, while experts will help with advice.

The contestants will then be asked to upload their efforts as the show airs, and some will receive feedback during the program.  Kate is pictured before undressing

The contestants will then be asked to upload their efforts as the show airs, and some will receive feedback during the program. Kate is pictured before undressing

Pose!  The vicar looked at ease as she slipped in a purple tunic in Birmingham's Cannon Park

Pose! The vicar looked at ease as she slipped in a purple tunic in Birmingham’s Cannon Park

The program, which airs Sundays from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the two channels, is hosted by comedian, host and recording artist Joe Lycett.  Iain Waite is pictured on the show

The program, which airs Sundays from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the two channels, is hosted by comedian, host and recording artist Joe Lycett. Iain Waite is pictured on the show

Viewers who want to join the drawing from home can watch BBC4 with a ‘Pose Cam’ which provides a ‘fixed camera view’ of the model’s poses.

The contestants will then be asked to upload their efforts as the show airs, and some will receive feedback during the program.

The program, which airs Sundays from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the two channels, is hosted by comedian, host and recording artist Joe Lycett.

Life drawing life! will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four on Sunday 12th September from 9pm to 11pm

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