Konnie Huq has been proving she's left children's TV way behind her by posing in sexy fancy dress for a festive photoshoot.

The presenter of The Xtra Factor can be seen in the Christmas special of Heat magazine paying tribute to Katy Perry by emulating her outfit in the video for California Gurls.

In what was described as an "unpredictably excellent impression", Konnie posed in a blue wig, hotpants and a bikini top, although she didn't go for the cream-squirting bra that Katy did.

"Put her in a blue wig and a (tiny) bit of PVC and she looks a different person," Heat enthused.

It has been rumoured that Konnie hasn't been invited back to host The Xtra Factor - the spin-off show for The X Factor - next year, but at least she could have a career in doing lookalikes!

However, she'd have to buy a lot of costumes to copy Katy, who is a well-known fan of raiding the dressing-up box.