Naked, booted Katy and the Dalek live on

Naked, booted Katy Manning - Jo Grant in Dr Who - wrapped around a Dalek for a Girl Illustrated cover

Naughty girl: naked, booted Katy Manning – Jo Grant in Dr Who – wrapped around a Dalek for a Girl Illustrated cover

Katy Manning, a Dalek and a cup of cold sick‘ about an eBay sale of Girl Illustrated is one of the stranger headlines on this blog, but a popular one.  And, for the Dr Who actress who played Jo Grant, the image of her naked in boots and wrapped around a Dalek is never going to go away. The Radio Times has just done an interview with the Dr Who girl that refers to the Girl Illustrated magazine  cover. The post, ‘I’ve been a naughty girl‘ reveals that the boots were given to the young actress by Derek Nimmo:

I did it for a laugh. It was a lot of fun and it was my idea. Derek Nimmo [co-star in the West End farce Why Not Stay for Breakfast?] was furious because he’d given me those boots for my opening night. Then I wrapped them round a Dalek.

And she’s not the only starlet to have wrapped herself round a Dalek. Kylie did it for Dr Who magazine in 2007 when she appeared in the Voyage of the Damned episode. Kylie’s waitress costume worn in the Christmas special fetched £3,120 at Bonham’s in 2010.

Kylie Minogue with a Dalek to celebrate her appearance in an episode of Dr Who with David Tennant

Exterminate! Kylie Minogue with a Dalek to celebrate her appearance in a Dr Who Christmas special with David Tennant

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2 Responses to “Naked, booted Katy and the Dalek live on”

  1. Katy Manning, a Dalek and a cup of cold sick | Magforum Says:

    […] BBC’s Radio Times magazine did do an interview with Katy Manning in 2012 and it turns out that Kylie Minogue had also wrapped […]

  2. Katy Manning and her Dalek tempt Dr Who fans | Magforum Says:

    […] wearing – she was Jo Grant, Doctor Who’s companion, in the 1970s – were a present from Derek Nimmo! And the BBC also did publicity shots of Kylie Minogue with a Dalek (though not […]

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