Editor's Letter

GT LETTER 401

It’s already that time of year again.
No, not when a strange bearded gentleman caller pops round in the middle of the night (we’ll avoid the obvious sack or Grindr ‘jokes’), but when men strip off not only for your winter entertainment, but to raise money for charity too.
Yes, it’s the GT Naked Issue. And this time it comes not just once, but twice a year as we literally had far, far too many volunteers willing to strip to fit in one issue. So like all blockbusters, the sequel’s coming soon – watch this space…
With 120 gentlemen taking part we’re quietly confident that it’s the biggest naked photoshoot for a magazine EVER. And for that reason alone we hope you dig deep to help us raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. More details of our traditional special auction will be found in our second naked installment! In the meantime, keep your eye on digitalspy.co.uk throughout December for behind-the-scenes videos from the shoot.
But it’s not all nakedness – it’s also that OTHER time of year, Christmas, and we’ve got exclusives with Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Simon Callow on their respective festive offerings. Not Christmasy, but as camp as, we’ve got an interview with Ugly Betty herself as America Ferrara takes to the stage for her West End debut in Chicago. Watch out Broadway!
We also went backstage to meet the X Factor contestants and sent the wonderful Helen Lederer off to interview her fellow cast members from Absolutely Fabulous.
So kick off your shoes, have a mince pie (see what we did there) and enjoy the issue. And a very merry Christmas from everyone at GT!

Team GT