09:30 06 July 2005
Madonna has been slammed by a former friend and dancer - for having bad body odour.
The 'Material Girl' was reportedly so smelly when she was an aspiring young singer who lived in a squat that her clubbing colleagues gave her a wide berth.
Former dancer Janice Dickinson is quoted by America's New York Post newspaper as saying: "In the '80s, before she was famous, I used to go dancing with Madonna at Danceteria.
"She and I would be dancing all night on top of the speakers. Madonna had the most vicious body odour. It was like she had not showered in a week.
"She was a great dancer, but I tried not to get too close to her or I would literally pass out. It was that bad. It was total skank."
Meanwhile, Madonna has caused controversy after swearing on stage at Saturday's (02.07.05) Live 8 concert - which was broadcast to billions of TV viewers.
The 46-year-old singer bellowed: "Are you f**king ready, London?" to a stunned crowd in London's Hyde Park.
British TV broadcaster, the BBC, have now been forced to apologies on her behalf.
A BBC spokesperson said: "Unfortunately it was a live broadcast, passions were running high and many celebrities were emotional.
"We apologise to anyone who was offended."
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