The shows with the most front on British television are back and more ballsy then ever for 2019, ITV have announced.
“ITV are so proud to announce our annual spectacular to remind us all to keep checking ourselves and those we love. As we raise more awareness about cancer than ever before, this year’s cast are being pushed to the limit, so expect plenty of boobs and cock ups, but whatever happens we will have a ball.” – ITV Factual Commissioner Kate Teckman
Ashley Banjo, Alexander Armstrong, Victoria Derbyshire and Coleen Nolan are once again joining forces to persuade a brand new line-up of celebrities to take to the stage and bare all to raise awareness of cancers in intimate areas of the body. A fresh line-up of male and female stars will learn whole new super-sized routines from scratch, before revealing all to the nation in two 90-minute specials to demonstrate the importance of shedding body inhibitions and of making potentially life-saving checks in intimate areas.
With a new name, a new line-up and all new routines the BAFTA-nominated programme will see Alexander and Ashley lead the men, marshalling the famous novices through their moves and whipping them into shape to perform a frenzy-inducing striptease in a bid to keep checks for testicular and prostate cancer at the forefront of the nation’s minds.
This year’s male line-up includes Love Island winner Jack Fincham, Emmerdale‘s Kelvin Fletcher, King of the Jungle Joe Pasquale, Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez, snooker legend Willie Thorne, Crimewatch’s Rav Wilding, Dancing on Ice star Matt Evers and footballer Jason Cundy. All of them have stories to tell about how cancer has touched the lives of them or those around them.
Following the Ladies show’s recent Broadcast Award for Best Popular Factual Programme of 2018, the competition between the men and the women will heat up as Victoria, Coleen and Ashley will motivate an as-yet unannounced line-up of the fairer sex into giving the performance of their lives. However, like the men, the female ecdysiasts will be well aware of the devastating effects of cancer, and they will be hoping to encourage women to check their breasts and keep to their cervical smear appointments.
As the men and women dare each other to bare for live examinations on daytime TV and plot to each pull off the most impressive dance moves, the pressure is on to see who can create the most show-stopping performance and who will overcome their nerves and inhibitions to reveal all for a good cause.
“It’s such a privilege to be able to be a part of this fantastic series. This show has been a life changing experience for me and hopefully for many other men around the country who have been checked or had conversations about cancer that they wouldn’t have had otherwise. Every year I plan something I hope will be better than the last, but this time Xander and I really have gone full out to make this the biggest and best yet!” – Ashley Banjo