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Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace.

Yeah yeah, I know that post #metoo, wokeness and general GenZ moral maturity means that I’m no longer allowed to objectify my favourite sex hotties.

But it would be wrong of me, as a finger-on-the-pulse national journalist, not to point out that Jude Law’s itty bitty white papal swimming shorts have hit a, ahem, ‘cultural’ nerve not seen when Brad Pitt decided to start Fight Club without any clothes on (Oh, he was wearing trousers? Not in my version, lady).

Law’s trailer for HBO’s The New Pope, which also stars John Malkovich, is a masterclass in arch, tongue-in-cheek flirtation, camp indulgence and utterly delightful self-objectification. Women stare, flex and even faint as Law shares his torso and magnificent budgie-smugglers with the rest of the beach as the first ad only piping hot pontiff, winking at the camera and totally guaranteeing skyrocket figures for this genius mini-series.

Check out the goodies here, and if your husband or boyfriend tells you ever again that you’ve no right to demand he loses the gut, just forward the evidence – this chunk of hunk is 46, and I’m telling you, white speedos have never looked so good.

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