The Real Full Monty is returning to ITV TONIGHT, with a new cast of celebrities baring all for charity.
Last year's premiere series saw a group of celebrity men reveal all to the delight of millions of viewers.
In the Real Full Monty, the troupe’s balls out commitment to raising awareness of men’s cancers in which famous names including Alexander Armstrong, Ashley Banjo, Harry Judd, Matthew Wolfenden, Wayne Sleep and Elliot Wright performed the iconic strip tease from 1990s cinema classic The Full Monty.
They thrilled theatre audiences in Sheffield and at the London Palladium and produced some unforgettable TV moments.
2018 will see a fresh set of stars learn a new super-sized version of the sexy routine from scratch before stripping fully nude for the nation in a brand new one-off special.
Joining them will be former footballer John Hartson and TV presenter and ex of the late Jade Goody, Jeff Brazier, chef Ainsley Harriot and retired England Rugby International Ugo Monye.
Once again, Alexander Armstrong and Ashley Banjo and will lead this ITV special. Dance supremo Ashley will marshal the band of famous novices through their moves, whipping them into shape to perform a frenzy-inducing striptease.
The Real Full Monty airs tonight at 9PM on ITV.
Offering inspirational support and guidance will be Alexander, who famously kicked off the lead in to last year’s show by having his own testicles checked by Dr Chris Steele live on ITV’s This Morning show, to demonstrate to men the importance of overcoming inhibitions to make sure vital, regular health monitoring is done.
The aim of this year’s programme will be to build on the impact of last year’s show and keep these key health messages at the forefront of the nation’s minds.
Regular checks for testicular and prostate cancer are vital. If caught early enough, prostate cancer is nearly 100 per cent curable.
But, the consequences can be grave if men are not aware of the problem or ignore symptoms, with prostate cancer killing one man an hour.
The original inspiration for the show was the 20th anniversary of cinema sensation the Full Monty, which sent the nation into a spin with the story of a group of unemployed miners stripping off to beat the dole queue.
And when The Real Full Monty’s six famous men got their kit off to replicate the film’s iconic climax, the impact on men was immediate and significant with the upsurge in demand for more information about men’s cancers leading to viewers crashing the Prostate Cancer UK website.
Alexander Armstrong said: “Last year’s show was a major success, particularly given it was unknown territory. But now we want to see if we can aim for an even better performance to grab people’s attention again for this cause.
"Hopefully, we’re in for even more fun as we take another bunch of blokes and turn them into show stoppers capable of turning the audience into a frenzy.”
Ashley Banjo added: “After the amazing time we had last year, I can’t wait to get the chance to teach the 2018 intake how to forget their inhibitions and put on an unforgettable show to raise awareness for this incredibly important issue that really can save lives.”