Betty's Golden Girl goose bumps
Betty White has told how she still gets "goose bumps" when she thinks about starting work on The Golden Girls.
The 88-year-old shared the screen with Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty on the show - which was a huge hit and scooped a host of awards in the 80s and 90s - and revealed that they all knew it was something special from the start.
The actress said: "The first table read was an experience. I had worked with Bea, I had done a couple of guest shots on Maude. I had worked with Rue on Mama's Family. Estelle was a new one to all of us. She came from New York after her hit. We all sat down for the first table read and somebody read a line and then somebody else read a line. You better be ready when you hit it over the net because you are going to get it right back over the net. It was the most exciting...
"We all began to look at each other because there wasn't any first reading feeling about it. It was like we had been working together forever. I still get goose bumps thinking about it."