Stars come out to promote the milky way to good health

A NEW milk campaign featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and singer Pixie Lott begins today in an effort to reverse a decline in sales of the “white stuff”.

Ramsay and Lott wear the fam-iliar white moustache in the poster campaign to promote the benefits of low-fat milk.

They follow singer Beyonc Knowles and actor Hugh Jackman who took part in the US version and British number-one tennis player Andy Murray and model Nell McAndrew who starred in the Scottish campaign.

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Figures show there was a 1 per cent decline in milk consumption each year between 2001 and 2008, down from 1,689ml per person per week to 1,555ml.

Ramsay said: “There is a lot of love for milk in this country, but people often assume that it’s only good for kids who need a bit of calcium.

“The truth is that milk – especially low-fat milk – is fantastic-ally good for you, me and everyone.”

Lott said: “I love the long-running milk moustache campaign and am honoured to be a part of it.”

Scotland’s “White Stuff” campaign sparked a 3.4 per cent increase in milk sales.