Larger-than-life rocker Meat Loaf is so indifferent to Cher's charms, he did a photoshoot with her and failed to realise she was not wearing underwear.

The Bat Out Of Hell hitmaker collaborated with Cher on the 1981 hit tune DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE, and is quick to quash questions regarding any romantic feelings between them.

He says, "Fancy her in what way? As a girlfriend who I wanted to sleep with? God, no! I never thought of her in that way.

"We did all these promotional photo shoots together and I didn't even realise she wasn't wearing knickers until someone pointed it out to me."

17/07/2003 00:13