Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan was under the impression Cheryl wanted him to strip off in front of her after she texted him a highly unlikely request.
The 53-year-old former newspaper editor revealed Chezza got in touch last weekend about posing in the buff for an art class.
And although Piers’ naked form may not be one many people consider first when recruiting life models, he himself has admitted he initially read nothing irregular into her appeal.
Writing about the moments after he received the suggestive message for the Daily Mail’s Event mag, Piers reasoned the former X Factor’s standards in male nudity are “clearly very low” because she had once been wed to football star Ashley Cole.
However, it didn’t take Piers all that long to realise Cheryl was on a wind up… although it was probably too long.
And as it turns out, his eventual suspicions proved to be true – Cheryl was appearing as a guest at the filming of Michael McIntyre’s BBC prank programme when the text was fired off to Piers.
It apparently read: “Hi Piers babe. I’m getting private art lessons and my homework this week is life drawing.
“Would you come round and posed naked for me?
“It’ll only take a few hours and we can have a good natter.
“And don’t worry, I’ll whack the heating up!
“If you’d rather we can position fruit and stuff in front of your naughty bits! Let me know, love Cheryl xxx.”
The trick is expected to air on next Saturday’s episode of stand up fave Michael’s new series.
Another recent celebrity prank saw a cringing Holly Willoughby taken in when she believed insults had been sent from her mobile to the headmaster of her kids’ school.
– Michael McIntyre’s Big Show airs on Saturdays on BBC 1 at 8:10pm
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