The group were photographed onstage for the first time today, along with host Alexander Armstrong and under the watchful eye of dance coach Ashley Banjo, at Shiregreen Working Men's Club in Sheffield - as featured in the original film.
The Real Full Monty will follow Xander and Ashley as they teach their subjects to expose their flesh to maximum effect. The group is learning how to strip before boldly doing the Full Monty, stripping completely nude in front of a 2000-strong audience, which will feature in an episode of Tonight At The London Palladium.
We are using this film to raise awareness of men's cancers (prostate and testicular), encouraging guys to check themselves and look out for their friends and act on symptoms if they have them. If caught early enough, prostate cancer is nearly 100 per cent curable, but if men are not aware of the problem or ignore symptoms, the story is not such a good one, as prostate cancer kills one man an hour.
I hope that by showing these men have the balls to strip off in front of thousands of people, it might encourage otherwise reluctant men to overcome their embarrassment and get themselves checked.More on dates etc once I have them.