On Ground Force, TV anchor Esther Rantzen advised Charlie Dimmock about going braless.
CHARLIE DIMMOCK has disclosed that she was told not to wear a bra when filming the BBC show Ground Force for fear of acquiring a reputation that would follow her “for the rest of her life.”
Charlie Dimmock, 54, of Ground Force, has said that TV host Esther Rantzen, 81, warned her not to go braless on TV for fear of becoming known as “the braless one” for the rest of her career. On the BBC show, the gardening expert appeared alongside Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh to alter a garden in two days as a surprise for one of its owners.
For the rest of your life, you’ll be known as the braless one!
During her days on the gardening show, the golden-haired actress was known for going braless, which made quite a commotion.
Looking back on the decision, the actress admitted that broadcaster Esther Rantzen counseled her against it.
“The TV personality Esther Rantzen told me, ‘You’ll be known as the braless one for the rest of your life!’” Charlie said.
Despite the advice, the star chose not to wear the underwear and stated that she is still asked about her gardening gear 15 years after the show ended.
“Ground Force was a long time ago, but I have to admit, people still bring it up now and then. “It’s ridiculous,” Charlie conceded.
The gardening expert explained that she simply decided not to wear the undergarment since she found it too uncomfortable and restricting to move around in.
“It was always just for comfort,” Charlie explained.
She told The Independent, “If you’re swinging a sledgehammer, you want to feel comfy!”
“Why don’t you wear a sports bra?” people remark. But those aren’t the most comfortable things on the planet,” she remarked.
The actress went on to say that she only wears underwear in public if she’ll be undressed in front of others, and even then, she only wears clothing from a specific store.
“If I have to undress in front of someone, I only wear underwear.” So there’s no bra,” Charlie clarified.
“I also don’t wear knickers,” she admitted, “but if I do, they’re Marks and Sparks 12-14s because I can’t stand tight knickers.”
“I, too, find thongs to be rather uncomfortable. So I’m better off not wearing knickers at all,” she said.
The gardening show on the BBC. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”