The Real Full Monty on Ice stars unveiled as Linda Lusardi joins line-up

The Real Full Monty On Ice celebrity line-up has been confirmed as the famous faces will strip off on ice in a bid to raise money for charity.

ITV's iconic show is back with a festive twist, and the new line-up of brave celebs will perform their routines as they recreate the Full Monty on ice.

A whole host of stars will be led by Ashley Banjo and Coleen Nolan, joining forces once again to put them through their paces for the most daring show yet.

The show is to raise awareness for cancers in intimate areas of the body, and the crucial importance of early self-checks to help save lives.

The fresh set of male and female stars will learn their sizzling routine from scratch, before revealing all to the nation in two 90-minute specials.

Celebrities will take their clothes off to demonstrate the importance of shedding body inhibitions and the importance making checks in intimate areas to prevent cancer.

Here's the line-up of the eleven celebrities baring all for the strip-tease show on ice.

Dame Jenni Murray

Radio 4 Woman's Hour legend Dame Jenni is taking to the ice for the show.

The presenter has had breast cancer herself, and has been cancer-free for 14 years now.

Speaking ahead of her stint on the show, she said: "Well, I was absolutely flabbergasted when my agent asked me about it. I said, 'Absolutely not. Good lord, what on earth would make you think I would do something like that? I'm not baring my breasts in public!'

"But then I have to say, I thought really seriously about it after that conversation. Because I've always said – we need to keep women informed about this."

Linda Lusardi

The former Page 3 star is taking to the ice as she knows the importance of getting checked as she had a cancer scare herself.

Doctors found a 5lb tumour on the wall of her womb in 2016, which turned out to be a benign cyst. She made a full recovery after surgery.

Linda also revealed she lost her best friend, Angie, to breast cancer.

Ahead of the series, former glamour model Linda opened up on her biggest fear about the final performance, saying: "I think the skating is more worrying than the reveal at the moment, I just hope I remember the routine properly and don’t mess up.

"I don’t want to fall on the ice or expose myself at the wrong point during the dance."

Shaughna Phillips

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Love Island bombshell Shaughna is known for flaunting her figure in sizzling bikinis, but how will she cope when she has to take her kit off on ice?

Speaking about her reason for taking part, Shaughna explained: "I lost my Dad in December 2016. He had cancer for 18 months and it completely changed my life and my perspective of what I thought was important.

"When my dad was ill, I felt like no-one had any idea what I was going through, even my close friends.

"So, if anyone watching this is going through what I’ve been through losing him and can then feel like they’re not alone, I’d be so happy to be able to do that."

Hayley Tamaddon

Emmerdale star Hayley has revealed her reason for doing the show is her best friend, who tragically died of cancer.

The actress explained: "I'm doing this for one of my best friends, called Rebecca Gibbs, who died six years ago of cancer.

"Before she died she said to me, whatever comes up for telly, if they ask you to do it, for cancer, you say yes, and you do it. So I said, okay, I'll do whatever you want!"

Dr Zoe

A huge part of This Morning star Dr Zoe's job is around health education, and so she revealed doing The Full Monty on Ice was important to her.

She said about stripping off on ice: "For most people I think the biggest fear is the bit at the end, when we do the big reveal, and although that is scary, for me I think actually the whole performance is scary.

"I'm less nervous and anxious about that bit of the show but terrified about the fact that people are just going to be looking at me when I’m in a pretty vulnerable position. I know I’m going to be really nervous."

Gareth Thomas

Welsh former professional rugby player Gareth Thomas will take to the ice and strip off in a bid to raise awareness for cancer.

Speaking to Attitude, Gareth said: "I am taking my kit off on the ice, that’s a scary thing, I’ll tell you.

"It’s for my grandad who passed away with cancer. And because of my grandad, my mother took my father to hospital and they found cancer – luckily they found in enough time.

"It’s a bonkers, crazy thing to do, but when you realise that you’re doing it for it eclipses the fear of doing it. You’re doing it for the people you love, so it makes it all worthwhile."

Jamie Lomas

Soap star Jamie Lomas is the next celebrity taking to the ice, and his brother-in-law, Matthew Wolfenden has done the show before.

Explaining why the cause is close to his heart, he said: "My dad has got prostate cancer, so it’s my gift to him, me making a fool of myself for a good cause!"

Jake Quickenden

X Factor and I'm a Celeb star Jake Quickenden has been open about his past heartache as he's lost his dad and brother to cancer.

He said ahead of his stint on The Fully Monty: "I lost my dad and my little brother to cancer and my mum suffered from skin cancer as well, so it’s torn my family apart really.

"But I also want to show people that if you have had loss, you can come out the other side of it.

Bob Champion

Jockey Robert Champion MBE won the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti.

His inspiring triumph, while recovering from cancer, was made into a film Champions.

He said: "The main reason is, the programme is such a good idea to make people realise that if there is something wrong, go and get your body checked. Having had cancer myself, I know how important it is.

"I was one of the lucky ones because if I’d left it another two or three weeks, I wouldn’t have been here. So I appreciate what the programme’s doing actually and I’m all for it."

Perri Kiely

Diversity star Perri revealed his family has been affected by cancer.

He said ahead of the show: "My biggest fear for the final performance is for anything to go wrong! I know that this year is bigger and better than ever before but that also comes with a crazy amount of risk.

"Everyone individually has a lot to think about in this final performance so a small mess up from someone could have huge knock on effect."

Chris Hughes

Love Island hunk Chris Hughes is passionate about raising awareness for cancer as his brother was affected by it.

He explained: "The main thing was seeing everything that my brother has gone through over the last year and a half since he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

"Obviously it is so important to continue to raise awareness about testicular cancer and prostate cancer as well."

The Real Full Monty On Ice is on Mon 14and Tues 15Dec at 9pm on ITV

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