The Real Full Monty: Gemma Collins, Vanessa Bauer, Julia Bradbury and Ben Cohen strip off in dazzling promo snaps for 2023 Christmas special

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The first official photographs for The Real Full Monty’s 2023 Christmas special have been revealed.

Gemma Collins, Vanessa Bauer and Julia Bradbury are all among the cast set to strip off for the ITV festive extravaganza, titled The Real Full Monty Jingle Balls.

Pete Wicks, Ben Cohen, Paul Burrell and Ashley Cain will also be taking their clothes off alongside other stars to raise awareness of life-saving cancer checks.

The star-studded line-up was first revealed in August and now, the first promotional photographs of the celebrities have been shared, just weeks before the episode airs.

Pictures showed the stars getting in the festive spirit as they stripped off naked and used an array of Christmas themed decorations to strategically cover themselves.

The first official photographs for The Real Full Monty's 2023 Christmas special have been revealed (pictured: Julia Bradbury, Colleen Nolan, Vanessa Bauer, Gemma Collins, Victoria Ekanoye, and Sherrie Hewson)

The first official photographs for The Real Full Monty’s 2023 Christmas special have been revealed (pictured: Julia Bradbury, Colleen Nolan, Vanessa Bauer, Gemma Collins, Victoria Ekanoye, and Sherrie Hewson)

Julia Bradbury, Pete Wicks, Vanessa BauerBen Cohen, Colleen Nolan, Nick Collier, Victoria Ekanoye, Gemma Collins and Paul Burrell all stripped off for the promotional snaps

Julia Bradbury, Pete Wicks, Vanessa BauerBen Cohen, Colleen Nolan, Nick Collier, Victoria Ekanoye, Gemma Collins and Paul Burrell all stripped off for the promotional snaps 

The snaps also gave an insight into the celebrities learning the elaborate dance routine for the show as they all busted a move.

The group could be seen dressed up in captain-style uniforms, complete with glittering gold hats, as they danced across the stage. 

The Christmas special will once again see the celebrities bare all and strip naked to get people talking about cancer and checking themselves to raise awareness for the disease.

There will be jingle bells and baubles galore as presenting duo Ashley Banjo and Coleen Nolan are also back to take the new troupe of brave celebrities by the hand and put them through their paces.

As well as following the celebs as they overcome their fears and insecurities about performing and baring all, the show will reveal the deeply personal and significant reasons why each person has decided to take part in raising awareness of cancers in intimate areas of the body.

They will be hammering home the crucial importance of early self-checks to help save lives.

TV presenter Julia Bradbury, 53, revealed in 2021 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and later underwent a single mastectomy to have a 6cm tumour removed.

The star-studded line-up was first revealed in August and now, the first promotional photographs of the celebrities have been shared (pictured: Vanessa Bauer)

The star-studded line-up was first revealed in August and now, the first promotional photographs of the celebrities have been shared (pictured: Vanessa Bauer) 

The snaps also gave an insight into the celebrities learning the elaborate dance routine for the show as they all busted a move

The snaps also gave an insight into the celebrities learning the elaborate dance routine for the show as they all busted a move

The group could be seen dressed up in captain-style uniforms, complete with glittering gold hats, as they danced across the stage

The group could be seen dressed up in captain-style uniforms, complete with glittering gold hats, as they danced across the stage

The Christmas special will see the stars bare all and strip naked to get people talking about cancer and checking themselves to raise awareness for the disease (pictured: Ben Cohen)

The Christmas special will see the stars bare all and strip naked to get people talking about cancer and checking themselves to raise awareness for the disease (pictured: Ben Cohen) 

TOWIE star Gemma Collins posed inside a glittering present box as she got into the festive spirit for the snaps

TOWIE star Gemma Collins posed inside a glittering present box as she got into the festive spirit for the snaps 

TV presenter Julia Bradbury, 53, revealed in 2021 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and later underwent a single mastectomy to have a 6cm tumour removed

TV presenter Julia Bradbury, 53, revealed in 2021 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and later underwent a single mastectomy to have a 6cm tumour removed

Dancing On Ice star Vanessa Bauer, 27, who tragically lost her father to cancer in 2021, will also be taking part, alongside TOWIE star Gemma Collins.

They will be joined by former royal butler Paul Burrell, 65, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year and is currently undergoing treatment.

Also joining the line-up is footballer and TV personality Ashley Cain, 32, who tragically lost his infant daughter to cancer.

Azaylia died when she lost her battle with acute myeloid leukaemia in April 2021, when she was just eight months old. 

Also joining the line-up is actress Sherrie Hewson, 77, Corrie and Death in Paradise’s Victoria Ekanoye, 41, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Ella Vaday and TOWIE star Pete Wicks, 29.

Ex England rugby international Ben Cohen, 44, is also taking part in order to support his ex-wife Abby.

Last month, Abby revealed she’s been diagnosed with cancer and shared photos of herself in hospital after an operation to have a stoma bag fitted. 

Ben and Abby, 44, split after 11 years of marriage after he left her for Strictly’s Kristina Rihanoff, 45, after being partnered up with the blonde bombshell during his 2013 stint on the show.

He shares twin daughters Harriette and Isabelle, 15, with Abby. 

Abby has not revealed the type of cancer she has, but said she had only a single symptom before speaking to a doctor.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘This was and is the toughest yet. I’m unlucky, but lucky, to have been warned only once with a symptom of this terrible illness. 

‘With huge thanks to the NHS for saving my life & taking good care of me when I felt so scared & most vulnerable. 

RuPaul's Drag Race star Ella Vaday also joined the line-up and took to the stage at the Wimbledon Theatre with the stars

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Ella Vaday also joined the line-up and took to the stage at the Wimbledon Theatre with the stars  

There will be jingle bells and baubles galore as presenters Ashley Banjo and Coleen Nolan are back to take the new troupe of brave celebrities by the hand and put them through their paces

There will be jingle bells and baubles galore as presenters Ashley Banjo and Coleen Nolan are back to take the new troupe of brave celebrities by the hand and put them through their paces

Support: Former rugby player Ben, 44, has joined the line-up because he wants to support his ex-wife Abby, who revealed she's been diagnosed with cancer and has had a stoma bag fitted

Support: Former rugby player Ben, 44, has joined the line-up because he wants to support his ex-wife Abby, who revealed she’s been diagnosed with cancer and has had a stoma bag fitted

Footballer and TV personality Ashley Cain, 32, who tragically lost his infant daughter Azaylia to cancer in April 2021 when she was just eight months old

Footballer and TV personality Ashley Cain, 32, who tragically lost his infant daughter Azaylia to cancer in April 2021 when she was just eight months old 

‘I can’t express enough how lucky I am to have such amazing family  and friends that have helped me through this incredibly tough journey.

‘Never ignore your body when it’s trying to warn you, I didn’t and it’s given me a chance to live my new life. In time and with the right treatment.

‘I’m hoping this WILL all be a distant memory for me. You never know how strong you are until it’s your only choice. #F**kcancer.’

The Real Full Monty first aired in 2017 featuring eight male celebrities. In the years since Dancing On Ice and Strictly Come Dancing themed specials have aired.

The series last aired in 2021 when the likes of Christine McGuinness and Colin Jackson stripped off on camera. 



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