Professor Brian Cox doesn't pose with an armadillo for just anyone, you know. It takes a very special occasion to convince the TV astrophysicist to pick up one of the wriggly armoured mammals – but this was Radio Times's 90th birthday, so he kindly obliged.
Cox was recreating a classic RT cover featuring the man who recently nominated him as his successor, wildlife broadcasting legend Sir David Attenbororugh. Can you spot the difference...?
Watch the behind the scenes video of Professor Brian Cox's shoot here