'We're going to need considerably bigger buns': Jennifer Ellison plays trophy wife Celia in the opening night of Calendar Girls at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff
Wearing nothing but a pair of strategically placed buns to cover her famously ample cleavage, Ellison performed to a sell-out crowd at the Wales Millennium Centre.
The Hell's Kitchen winner is being accompanied by her baby son Bobby as she brings the touring production to Llandudno, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Liverpool over the next two months.
When she accepted the part, Ellison admitted she thought she had one of the only female roles which didn't involve disrobing.
She said: 'I thought I was playing the make-up artist, who doesn't strip.
Back to work: Ellison will tour with the cast of Calendar Girls for two months with her baby son Bobby in tow
'It turns out I've got a lead role - and I'm as naked as everyone else.'
Talking about going nude, she explained: 'It's a bit scary but I'm not nervous about it.'
Ellison's opening night comes after she shifted three stone of baby weight in time for her debut in Calendar Girls.
The former Brookside actress admitted she went up five dress sizes while pregnant with her first child Bobby, who was born in February.