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TV presenters to expose naked truth

European audiences will be exposed to the daily news read by nubile young women who will gradually, but tastefully, remove their clothes on camera from August 16.

"We are quite sensitive to certain issues, one of course being death," Naked News presenter Samantha Page said.

"We try to be as respectful as we can, and what we tend to do is we leave our clothes on."

Just in case people get the wrong idea, Ms Page pointed out that she has a degree in psychology and zoology, and a black-belt in karate.

Fellow Naked News presenter Lily Kwan exhibited a similar candour.

"I got into Naked News very accidentally," she said.

"I was actually studying to become a dental hygienist. I was attending school when I soon realised that I needed something a bit more creative to cultivate my creativity."

She said she had no qualms about stripping in front of a television audience.

"I do enjoy wearing clothes but it is quite liberating to take your clothes off as well, especially in public," Ms Kwan added.

The phenomenon of nude news reading first began in Russia and spread to Canada where Naked News started in 1999.

Toronto-based Get Lucky TV will broadcast via satellite across Europe.

-- Reuters




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