ITV have announced the female celebrities who will be shedding their garments on the channel for cancer awareness this year.
EastEnders star Laurie Brett is among those who’ll be exposing a bit of flesh for a good cause
“Helping last year’s incredible set of women pull together their performance was one of my proudest moments; that makes me nervous but also extremely excited to be on this journey with this year’s brave group of women. They have got a lot of hard work in front of them but they know it will be worth it in the end, raising awareness of women’s cancers to millions. With Victoria and Coleen back, leading the team, I think it’s going to be another very special moment. I can’t wait!” – Choreographer Ashley Banjo
The female line-up comprises of tennis ace Martina Navratilova, EastEnders actress Laurie Brett, reality TV personalities Megan Barton-Hanson and Danielle Armstrong, So Solid Crew’s Lisa Maffia and Crissy Rock of Benidorm.
Planning a brand-new routine for this award-winning show, Coleen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshire and Ashley Banjo will be showing the ladies – for all of whom women’s cancers are close to their hearts – the ropes and providing support and motivation to inspire them to put on the performance of their lives and, in doing so, encourage women to examine their breasts, have regular cervical smear checks and be more health aware regarding their bodies.
“I can’t quite believe I’m putting myself through this again! But the response last year from millions of women feeling empowered to check themselves was so incredible that I’m absolutely thrilled to be back leading our new line-up of fabulous ladies help break down barriers and get women talking about health checks. Having seen first-hand how critical finding cancer early can be, I really hope we can reach and encourage as many women as possible to check their breasts as last time, which ultimately can save lives.” – Coleen Nolan
This year’s male line-up includes Love Island winner Jack Fincham, Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher, King of the Jungle Joe Pasquale, Strictly Come Dancing pro Gorka Marquez, snooker legend Willie Thorne, Crimewatch’s Rav Wilding, Dancing on Ice‘s Matt Evers and retired footballer Jason Cundy.
“I’m so, so proud of how many women took on board our message of checking themselves after last year’s show that I’m totally thrilled to be part of it again.” – Victoria Derbyshire
As the men and women dare each other to bare all 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.
The factual-entertainment programme began in 2017 as The Real Full Monty with men being the only gender to feature in a single edition but switched to incorporate both sexes across two episodes last year.