Nicky Watson Calendar Girl: The Kiwi Road Trip - Monday 17 December


Join model Nicky Watson on a bikini-clad road trip of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes, from Cape Reinga to Milford Sound, Fox Glacier to Waitomo Caves.

This one-hour special takes viewers behind the scenes of Watson’s 2008 Calendar shoot, revealing all the hard work that goes into finding that perfect location, that perfect bikini and that perfect photo. Teaming up with legendary photographer Scott McAulay (who shot UK Model Kelly Brook’s calendar along with dozens of layouts for lad’s mags Maxim, FHM & Loaded), Watson and her team headed to some of New Zealand’s most spectacular landscapes, with a documentary crew following her all the way. Along with stripping down to skimpy bikinis at stunning landscapes, Watson and her crew got up to all kinds of mischief in the small towns of NZ, although a scrape with a rock almost derailed the whole trip (you’ll have to watch the show to find our about that one). Watson’s long love affair with Lingerie also came out to play when she posed with her ‘sidekick’ and assistant Portia Wilson at Larnach Castle in Dunedin. This documentary shows a side of Watson that New Zealanders have not yet seen: the professional model. Working long days in sometimes freezing conditions (such as a nude photo shoot in an ice cave!), Watson proves herself to be a hard worker who looks after her crew. Whether it’s cooking dinner, sewing bikinis or driving the campervan, the blonde beauty got stuck in at every level of production, de-bunking any myths that she is a precious celebrity. The end result is quite possibly New Zealand’s finest swimsuit calendar ever, and a revealing, sexy and entertaining documentary about one heck of a cross-country adventure.

NICKY WATSON CALENDAR GIRL, Monday 17th December at 9.30pm

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