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Richard Branson dresses as air stewardess - pictures

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Sir Richard Branson joined the cabin crew on an AirAsia flight yesterday after losing a bet.

When he was owner of the Virgin Racing Formula One team, he placed a bet with rival racing boss Tony Fernandes that Virgin would finish ahead of his team in the 2010 Constructors' Championship.

Richard Branson dresses as an air hostess after losing a bet with AirAsia's Chief Executive Tony Fernandes

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Richard Branson 'celebrating' his graduation

Richard Branson dresses as an air hostess after losing a bet with AirAsia's Chief Executive Tony Fernandes

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Richard Branson gets his certificate of graduation



They agreed that the owner of the losing team would become an air stewardess on the winner's airline - AirAsia or Virgin Atlantic - for the day, with seats on the flight being sold for charity.

Richard Branson dresses as an air hostess after losing a bet with AirAsia's Chief Executive Tony Fernandes

© PA Images / Vincent Thian/AP

Richard Branson dresses as an air hostess



The billionaire lost the bet and dressed as a female flight attendant - complete with skirt, make-up, stockings and shaved legs - on a special flight to Malaysia yesterday.

Sir Richard Branson joins the cabin crew on AirAsia

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Richard Branson joins the cabin crew on AirAsia

Sir Richard Branson with Tony Fernandes

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Sir Richard Branson with Tony Fernandes



He served drinks to passengers and even cleaned the toilets during the flight from Perth, which raised money for the Starlight Children's Foundation.

"I went to extreme lengths to avoid being here, but knew that one day I had to get it over with," Branson said, adding: "Have you not seen a stewardess with a beard before?"

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