Orlando Bloom's friends pose with nude cutout

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When pictures emerged of Orlando Bloom enjoying a naked paddle boarding trip with girlfriend Katy Perry, they quickly went viral.

And it seems the actor couldn't be prouder of his notoriety - using the infamous nude shot as a backdrop for his 40th birthday party on Friday night.

A huge blown-up image of the actor kneeling proudly on his board, nude but for a hat, was blown up and used as a unique background in the event photobooth.

'Life's a smooth ride with you!' Orlando Bloom's friends pose with nude cutout at his 40th birthday bash

'Life's a smooth ride with you!' Orlando Bloom's friends pose with nude cutout at his 40th birthday bash

Having fun:  Orlando had covered up his private parts with a huge black modesty bar - rather larger than was strictly necessary

Having fun:  Orlando had covered up his private parts with a huge black modesty bar - rather larger than was strictly necessary

Amusingly Orlando had covered up his private parts with a huge black modesty bar - rather larger than was strictly necessary.

The image was also doctored to remove his girlfriend - who in the original shot was sat in front of the actor, modestly wearing a bikini.

Perhaps Katy was behind the cheeky backdrop - she hosted the

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