"I'm no exhibitionist but there were two weeks when there wasn't a life model and the class was threatened with suspension," he reported. "The first week I posed in my smart suit. The next week was dilemma time. Some 16 or 17 people turned up and I didn't want to short-change them. I felt, reluctantly, that I'd no choice. So I stripped off and gave it the full monty."
Between striking poses Waddell covered his 33-year-old torso and went round inspecting his students' work. The following week he was able to resume his modesty. A volunteer model turned up and received the tutor's accolade: "I have a lot of respect and admiration for people who pose as life models. It's not as easy as it looks."