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Eliza Doolittle cured her fear of snakes by posing topless with one

Eliza Doolittle cured her fear of snakes by posing topless with one

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Eliza Doolittle cured her fear of snakes by posing topless with one

Eliza Doolittle has revealed she cured her fear of snakes by posing semi-naked with one for a photoshoot.

The Pack Up singer posed with the slithery creature for celebrity photographer Rankin in a new Adam-and-Eve-inspired ad campaign for Appletiser.

Eliza revealed: "When the snake came into the room, I broke into a sweat, which was really strange because I didn't know I was afraid of snakes until then. But as soon as I put my hand on its scales and it felt cold and nice... I actually really liked it in the end, I didn't want to let it go. I kept patting it and I wasn't really meant to in the shot!"

But the 24-year-old had no qualms about being topless - all be it with her long hair to cover her modesty.

She said: "I'm pretty comfortable in my own skin. I really enjoyed being free. I've always really loved the Sistine Chapel shot that inspired the photo. I wasn't butt naked, and I was really up for doing the shot and having my hair flowing like a mermaid, I like that. The picture wouldn't have worked fully clothed anyway, you've got to have a bit of that Eve look."

:: Eliza Doolittle is currently working with Appletiser on its Sparkle On campaign.

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