A BODY artist who is used to rubbing shoulders with stars will appear in a hit show about empowering women’s confidence.

Michelle Court, 35, from Rochford runs Court-On-Camera body art firm and was approached to star in Gok Wan’s How To Look Good Naked.

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Selfie - Michelle with Gok Wan

She has also worked with celebrities including Southend’s Love Island star Megan Barton-Hanson to do their body art for the ITV Full Monty show.

She said it means a lot to join shows that help build the confidence of women.

She said: “I was booked by ITV producers to do the body art for a number of celebrities including Coleen Nolan and EastEnders actress Laurie Brett ahead of their big reveal.

“There were six artists and we worked together and helped each other.

“It was really lovely and heartfelt, the famous faces were taking part as they lives have been affected by cancer.

“It was quite emotional and intensive, they were all brilliant and most went completely naked, and we artists painted clothes on them.

“The celebrities were all really nice, I don’t really get starstruck.

“I’ve been in the industry for about 12 years and working with the likes of Jude Law, you have to play it cool.”

The body painter said last month she got a called from an agency who wanted to book her for Gok Wan’s show.

The hit TV show focuses on two women who have beaten cancer and worked to build their confidence.

Miss Court said: “They asked me to be in London for filming... they wanted me in just a few hours after the call. I was at an appointment and had to rush.

“I was told to wear a sport bra and big knickers, I hadn’t had a spray tan or anything!

“I didn’t feel my greatest but was part of a line-up of women supporting the two women the show focused on.

“Gok was lovely and made us all feel so comfortable, it was daunting with the cameras.

“It was a privilege to be part of both shows. It’s so important for woman to support each other.”