Sunday 19 November 2017

Sinitta recreates Keeler chair pose

Sinitta recreated Christine Keeler's iconic pose in Now magazine
Sinitta recreated Christine Keeler's iconic pose in Now magazine
Sinitta recreated Christine Keeler's iconic pose for Now magazine

Sinitta has stripped off to recreate the classic image of Christine Keeler - the woman at the centre of the notorious Profumo affair.

Keeler had simultaneous affairs with war minister John Profumo and Russian naval attache Yevgeni "Eugene" Ivanov - a political sex scandal which dogged Harold Macmillan's government. She was jailed for nine months in December 1963 for perjury.

Now 80s singer Sinitta has posed nude on the back of a chair for Now magazine, imitating the portrait of Keeler taken in 1963.

In an interview with the magazine, Sinitta said she was worried about the health of her good friend Simon Cowell.

She said about the X Factor judge: "I know that he's exhausted. He doesn't normally start talking about it not happening again until the end of the series, so the fact he's doing it now is a little worrying.

"He's very drained and they haven't even started the live shows yet where it really kicks in. I try to persuade him to take a break, but he loves it so much.

"He's a workaholic, but he's so passionate and he won't stop you doing what you want to do. He's not as grumpy as he comes across - he giggles all the time."

The 41-year-old helped Simon out during the next stage of the music competition at his home, which will be aired next Saturday.

She added: "We fought a lot (when selecting his acts), but only because there were too many to choose from and I was right about Olly Murs last year. I'm pleased with who we picked."

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