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Pamela Anderson unveils her new poster backing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Pamela Anderson unveils her new poster backing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Pamela Anderson unveils her new poster backing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Pamela Anderson has revealed she was asked to perform on Strictly Come Dancing - before show bosses withdrew the invite.

The former Baywatch star was due to go on the programme's festive edition until it was decided the contestants would all be from the UK.

Anderson said: "They invited me to come and do their Christmas special but then they changed their mind. They were only going to have the UK stars doing it, but I was dying to do it. I thought it would have been so great. But hopefully I'll get to do it at some point."

Anderson was speaking in London's Covent Garden after unveiling a new poster advert for animal rights campaigners PETA.

The pro-vegetarian image shows the 43-year-old sporting just a bikini, with her body parts marked to mimic a butcher's diagram. Her flesh is labelled as "breast", "rump" and "leg", and the caption reads "All animals have the same parts. Have a heart - go vegetarian".

The glamour model believed the poster's message was an important one.

She said: "The biggest issue that I like to talk about is the cruelty that goes into killing animals for slaughter.

"I want to talk about the flesh part of it all, so we thought this would be a great parody - the butcher ad and being in a bikini - drawing attention to it and realising that we all have the same parts."

She added: "We're really proud of London and how it's such a great city. It's a forward-thinking city and you guys are one of the most vegetarian cities in the world. There are obviously a lot of compassionate people who live here."

Anderson is giving a talk on vegetarianism at the Oxford Union on Monday, alongside PETA senior vice-president Dan Mathews.

PA