Line-up for ITV’s The Real Full Monty On Ice revealed

The programme will air over the festive period.

Former Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray is among the celebrities taking part (Joel Ryan/PA)

By Tom Horton, PA

The line-up has been revealed for ITV’s The Real Full Monty On Ice.

Former Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray, actress and model Linda Lusardi, actor Jamie Lomas and Love Island star Chris Hughes will be among the celebrities taking part.

The programme will see the participants strip off and perform an ice skating routine in an effort to increase awareness about cancers which affect intimate areas of the body.

Former rugby player Gareth Thomas is among the contestants (David Davies/PA)

Former rugby player Gareth Thomas, Diversity’s Perri Kiely, actress Hayley Tamaddon, Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips and This Morning’s Zoe Williams will also be among the contestants.

Professional skaters from Dancing On Ice will also join the celebrities to perform in the programme, which is being presented by Ashley Banjo and Coleen Nolan.

Banjo said: “We are so proud of what this show has achieved in reminding people to check themselves for early signs of cancer and we’re going all out this year to get that message across.

“Following lockdown, when far fewer people were getting health checks, now more than ever this message is important.

“Performing on ice will take the challenge to a whole new level – the celebrities won’t know what’s hit them! What could possibly go wrong?”

Coleen Nolan is presenting the show with Ashley Banjo (Ian West/PA)

This year’s programme follows The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins and The Real Full Monty, which have previously aired on ITV.

Nolan said: “I keep saying ‘never again’ to getting my kit off but the response we get from the millions of women who feel empowered to check themselves after the show is incredible, so here we go again!

“This year is more personal than ever for me as two of my amazing sisters are battling cancer once more.

“I’m inspired by them and everyone I meet who’s been touched by this dreadful disease, so I’m absolutely thrilled to be back leading a new awesome group of women, ready to bare all with me.

“But as this year it’s on ice, let’s just hope we don’t get frostbite on our unmentionables!”

The programme will air across two 90-minute specials over the festive period.

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