Pamela Anderson to play the Virgin Mary

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(CBS) Pamela Anderson and the Virgin Mary are two names you probably never thought you'd see in the same sentence.

The former "Baywatch" actress has been tapped to star as the Virgin Mary in a comedic version of the Nativity story, set to air next month on the Canadian network CTV.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the one-hour Canadian TV special will feature a mix of stand-up and sketch comedy, animation and musical performances, as well as appearances by singer Michael Buble and former "Saturday Night Live" star Jon Lovitz.

Anderson, a native Canadian famous for her nude Playboy photos, will appear in a sketch comedy scene set in a Christmas manger with comedian Russell Peters.

"A Russell Peters Christmas" special will air in Canada on Dec. 1.

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