'All New Monty' Viewers In Tears As Stars Strip Off For Cancer Awareness
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All New Monty viewers were overcome with emotion as eight inspiring celebrities stripped off for cancer awareness on Tuesday night.
Fans praised the brave women for getting involved with the show for such an important cause, with many revealing on social media that the TV special had encouraged them to check their breasts and book in for cervical screenings.
Led by Coleen Nolan and Victoria Derbyshire, Love Island's Megan Barton-Hanson, former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong, singer Lisa Maffia, tennis champ Martina Navratilova, actress Crissy Rock, and ex-EastEnders actress Laurie Brett took to the stage to bare all.
Wearing nothing but their hearts on their sleeves :two_hearts: This took courage and we couldn't be more proud :clap: #AllNewMonty @NolanColeen @Vicderbyshire @DaniArmstrong88 @LaurieBrettX @MeganBHanson @Martina @LisaMaffiaUK @Crissy_Rock pic.twitter.com/bj0EhiRIzY
- ITV (@ITV) May 7, 2019
The programme also examined the women's body-confidence issues and personal experiences with how cancer has affected their lives and of those around them.
Megan told how she felt more confident naked than with her clothes on, saying: "When I pose on Instagram, half-naked pictures, stripping, I know I get a lot of love for that, I get likes for that I get paid for that. But me standing here fully clothed, just my personality laid bare, I'm not so comfortable with."
And Martina discussed her own breast cancer battle with Coleen, emotionally telling how she was more concerned for how her mum would cope rather than herself.
Viewers were clearly inspired by the programme, taking to social media to heap praise on the celebrities for taking part.
"#AllNewMonty You are all absolutely amazing, wonderful and super-brave! Thank you so much for raising awareness, making me laugh, and making me cry," one person tweeted.
Another wrote: "Go ladies, very brave and such a wonderful thing to do for charity!"
"Could not praise all that done the #AllNewMonty anymore if I tried. What an emotional programme," declared a third fan.
And a final added: "#AllNewMonty Ladies Night has made me cry like a baby AGAIN."
Well I cried watching the men #AllNewMonty then came #ladiesnight and I'm in absolute pieces :cry:
Well done ladies you did everyone proud :heart:
- Vicki Parker (@vickstervicki) May 7, 2019
The All New Monty gets me every time. The ladies are so brave. Absolute troupers. As a young gal I'm so grateful to have the awareness and know how IMPORTANT it is to #keepcheckingthoseboobs THANK YOU!
- Emily Jackson (@EmilyJenJackson) May 7, 2019
So brave girls. Well done. #AllNewMonty Oh & the fellas as well.:clap::clap::clap:
- Joan Brown (@jb_1950) May 8, 2019
Wowow #AllNewMontyladiesnight #AllNewMonty :heart_eyes::pray::muscle::clap: :fire:incredible. I'm a mess. :two_hearts:
- Rosanna Harris (@RosannaHarrisX) May 8, 2019
The experience was also hugely emotional for breast cancer survivor Victoria as the women went topless on stage - something which didn't happen in the previous Ladies Night special.
After the dress rehearsals, Megan gave Victoria a cuddle as she told of the emotion she felt. "I could hear people saying, 'Go on Victoria. We've got your back'... It was lovely but overwhelming," said the broadcaster.
On Monday night, the men gathered on stage to also strip off for cancer awareness. Those taking part in the event included Jack Fincham, Joe Pasquale, Kevin Fletcher and more.
For advice or support on cancer, or you'd like to donate, visit Cancer Research here.