Liam Neeson was more than happy show off his body to raise cash for cancer research.
The Northern Irish actor stripped down to just his briefs and get soaked for the good cause on the Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday.
Liam Neeson was given the option of boxers or briefs by the chat show host when he appeared on the hit daytime TV show.
And he had no hesitation in going for the more daring number, no doubt because he was attracted to the garment’s more vivid shade of pink.
Ellen DeGeneres told him: “You are setting the bar high. Whoever follows you.”
An audience member was duly pulled on stage to throw balls at a target while he would sit in his dressing gown in the gunk tank, with $10,000 going to cancer research if she was successful.
But Liam Neeson had no hesitation in raising the stakes, saying: “If I take this off does the 10 thousand become 20 thousand?”
Ellen DeGeneres replied: “I’ll make that happen if you take that off and go sit in that chair.”
But when the 60-year-old jokingly tried to squeeze out more cash by asking how much it would earn if he took off the briefs too, Ellen DeGeneres insisted he keep them on.
She said: “We get fined if you take those off. I mean, some people might enjoy it, but…”
When his time finally came, a mixture of cheers and guffaws came as he showed off his physique.
And the amusing visual illusion created when he sat down on the chair was not missed by Ellen DeGeneres.
She said: “Oh my god, if someone’s just tuning in you look naked in there.”
Within a few seconds the target had been hit, with the greedy show host making the vital winning throw, and Liam Neeson was duly drenchy.