Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Glad to see the back of you! Corrie star Shobna Gulati and John Barrowman named Rear Of The Year

By Emily Sheridan

..Sunita Alahan been spicing up the cobbles in recent weeks with her illicit affair with Karl Munro in Coronation Street.

And after actress Shobna Gulati's character was transformed from dowdy shop assistant to sexy mistress, perhaps its no surprise she has been named the Rear Of The Year.

The soap star and Torchwood actor John Barrowman were today named the winners of Wizard Jeans Rear Of The Year.

Glad to see the back of you: Actor John Barrowman and Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati are announced as this year's Rear of the Year at London's Dorcester Hotel

At the unveiling of this year's honorees, the actors joined forces to show off their bottoms in a cheeky photoshoot.

Clearly having fun with their new titles, the pair even enjoyed a cheeky grope of each other's derrières.

Gulati, 45, enthused: 'I am really honoured and flattered to be a winner of this year's competition and for my bum to be etched into the history of the award's alumni - a list which includes so many other distinguished bottoms.

Shake what ya' mamma gave you! The 45-year-old actress thanked her mother for giving her good genes

'And I'd also like to say thanks - in the words of, "I got it from my mama".'

West End star Barrowman, also 45, added: 'With tush tightly toned, cheeks firmly clenched and a big smile on my face, I'm thrilled to be awarded the accolade.'

Last year's title went to Loose Women presenter Carol Vorderman and Strictly Come Dancing professional Anton Du Beke.

Getting a leg up: Shobna and John had plenty of fun during the photoshoot on the roof of the Dorchester Hotel

Wet 'n' wild: The duo jumped in a pond and gave their jeans a soaking

Sally Allen, of sponsor Wizard Jeans, called the winners 'two excellent examples of this year's ideal rear'.

'Shobna's slim but womanly silhouette is a fine example of the happy, healthy female form for 2012 and John's rear is clearly admired on an international basis, judging by the number of fans who voted for him. No doubt his dancing prowess helps to keep him in tremendous shape.'

Previous winners of the Rear Of The Year Awards include Charlotte Church, Denise Van Outen, Fiona Bruce and Jennifer Ellison.

The Corrie bum alumni! Past and present Coronation Street stars have also won the title, including (L-R) Jane Danson in 2000, Tracy Shaw in 1996, Sarah Lancashire in 1993



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