Radio Sheffield presenters strip NAKED to present new show in nude - and guests will bare all too

Jenny Eells and Kat Harbourne. (Photo: BBC).
Jenny Eells and Kat Harbourne. (Photo: BBC).

Two BBC Radio Sheffield hosts will strip off to present a new show totally naked - with their guests also in the buff.

Jenny Eells and Kat Harbourne will be completely starkers when they interview their guests - who will also ditch their clothes.

The pair hope that the move will encourage a more open and honest conversation about self-confidence and body taboos.

Ms Eells said: 'I've never been scared of being "in the nip" as it were but chatting to a mate in the buff with nothing but a microphone to cover our modesty was a challenging prospect to say the least.

'And that's before we got any guests involved. For me being naked isn't really an issue but I know that's not the case for everyone and I wanted to try and find out why.

'Before we started recording, I wondered if conversations with no clothes on could be, quite literally, more revealing. And from the frank, open and honest chats we've already had with amazing women from all walks of life – they most definitely are.'

Ms Harbourne said: 'For as long as I can remember, I've not felt confident about my body. In my 30s I decided it was time to change this and question why so many of us feel the same way.

'Why are we ashamed of what's beneath our clothes? Why do we spend so much time worrying what other people think?'

Katrina Bunker, Editor at BBC Radio Sheffield, said: 'Kat and Jenny's idea is simply brilliant. The Naked Podcast discusses some serious issues about body image and identity in a fresh and exciting way.

'It's a brave and innovative series of stories about different women with different bodies.'

The first episode of The Naked Podcast will be available on April 16.