Not heard of Rachael Ray? Chances are you drive on the left side of the road and pronounce the word “aluminium” properly. As your nearest American will inform you, she’s the culinary queen of stateside TV, furring up Yank arteries with cookery shows like the pseudo-erotic-sounding Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels and Inside Dish. Think Nigella Lawson, with a dollop of extra sauce.

Earlier this week, (as seen in the video above) she appeared on US talk show Nightline, defending her decision to pose for FHM’s cameras back in 2003. “I’d do it again tomorrow”, she added. Below is a reminder why that’s a very good thing. Although this time, we promise to leave the pies out of it.

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