EastEnders star Charlie Brooks teams up with Ann Summers after inventing vibrator

by 24britishtvJan. 24, 2023, 7:20 p.m. 14
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EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks has teamed up with Ann Summers to launch her own vibrator.



After leaving the long-running BBC soap, the star is starting a new business focusing on female pleasure as well as continuing to act on stage in a touring adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Brooks, best known for playing Janine Butcher, explained that when she turned 40 she went on a journey to explore more about the female body and discovered that the clitoris was the shape of a wishbone.

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"I woke up in the middle of the night about four years ago and thought well why isn’t there a vibrator that surrounds the clitoris and it doesn’t penetrate?" she said on This Morning.



Despite the excitement around the collaboration, Brooks admitted she has been scared to talk about female pleasure on TV, as there’s still stigma attached to it.

"It’s been a really interesting journey for me for exactly those reasons," she continued, "the fear that I’ve felt doing [the business]. I’ve had so much self-doubt and uncertainty."

"But I just had this idea and I thought there must be something like this on the market, research, research, research, and there was nothing."

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The actress began to design her own vibrator with the female anatomy in mind. She explained: "I ordered some clay I started making it around my kitchen table.

"I spoke to friends, I told them it’s going to be in the shape of a 'U' and it’s going to surround the vulva and it’s going be called The U and they said, ‘You should do it, you should do it!'"

Brooks took to Instagram to share her new venture with her 191,000 followers, writing: “The secret is out. I designed a vibrator. I know. Wild.

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"Battled through a lot of everything to get this to you today. 4 years in the making… It’s Called The U. And it’s all about U. It’s won a f***** award!"

She encouraged her followers to be curious about their own body, adding: "I was fed up of not feeling comfortable in my body. Realised I didn’t know enough about it, so I went on a journey of the body and mind. It’s a powerful one, and I’d love U to go on one too."

EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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