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Say what? Pamela Anderson to play Virgin Mary

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A Russell Peters Christmas Special

Pamela Anderson has been tapped to play the Virgin Mary in A Russell Peters Christmas Special.

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson has appeared on Playboy, Baywatch (and has even starred in her own sex tape with Tommy Lee!) and now the buxom blonde will be playing the Virgin Mary on A Russell Peters Christmas Special. The holiday special will air on Canada's CTV television network.

The show will be hosted by Australian comedian Russell Peters, who will also play Joseph, and is dubbed "an irreverent twist on the Christmas special making it unlike anything viewers have seen before," according to the network. The show will feature stand up and sketch comedy, musical performances and even animation.

Anderson will be appearing alongside celebrity guests that include singer Michael Buble, comedian Jon Lovitz, The Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson and The Love Boat's Ted Lange.

Don't worry, Anderson won't be playing Virgin Mary in a tiny bikini, as photos of her in character show her wearing a long dress and a white head covering while holding baby Jesus. Now doesn't that make you feel better?

Anderson, who was born in Canada, has been an outspoken activist for PETA and posed in a skimpy bikini for an ad that was banned in Montreal. "In a city that is known for its exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest over the suffering of cows and chickens. In some parts of the world, women are forced to cover their whole bodies with burqas -- is that next? I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical," she said.

A Russell Peters Christmas Special will debut on CTV on Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

Photo: WENN

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