THE wife of one of Bury’s most famous footballing personalities has stripped off to celebrate the opening of her health and nutrition store in Manchester.

Julie Neville, the wife of former Manchester United, Everton and England footballer Phil Neville, took part in the photoshoot to promote her new Win Naturally shop.

The store launched on the upper floor of Halle Square in the Arndale Centre last weekend, moving from its current base in the Trafford Centre, which opened last October.

Mum-of-two Julie, aged 38, said: “Nowadays people are always looking for quick fixes — be it ready meals, weight loss or recovering from an illness — and are too keen to put food and chemicals into their body without thinking about the long-term consequences.

“The idea behind the naked photoshoot was to highlight there are ways to be the way we want to be, but naturally — the way nature intended. Although I was nervous about stripping for the camera, I really felt it captured the essence of Win Naturally!”

Julie first launched Win Naturally online after suffering ill health that left her fearing for her life following the birth of the couple’s second child, Isabella. Their daughter had been born prematurely and subsequently spent more than a month being treated in the former special care baby unit at Fairfield Hospital.

Julie now supplies sports nutrition products to Premier League and Championship football clubs, national teams and elite athletes.