Chris Hughes and Jake Quickenden ‘are set to strip naked for The Real Full Monty as they join Jamie Lomas in star-studded line-up for the charity show’
Also thought to be set for the charity show, which raises awareness about prostate cancer, is Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, 45, and Diversity’s Perri Kiely, 24.
Stripping off? Jake Quickenden is reportedly set to join the star-studded line-up of The Real Full Monty when it returns to TV later this year
A TV insider told the publication: ‘This year’s Real Full Monty line up is really special as the cause is really close to the stars’ hearts.
‘Chris’ younger brother Ben was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2018, while Bob had two cancer bouts at the height of his racing career.
‘It’s going to be hugely emotional for Bob, along with Chris and the others, to go through this process.’
MailOnline has contacted ITV, Chris Hughes, Jake Quickenden, Jamie Lomas and Bob Champion for a comment.
Taking part? Love Island’s Chris Hughes is also thought to be taking part in the charity show after his brother Ben was diagnosed with testicular cancer
Former jockey Bob, who won the Grand National in 1981 while riding Aldaniti, went on to launch the The Bob Champion Cancer Trust was established in 1983.
While Love Island star Chris has also been vocal about cancer awareness and even underwent a testicular exam live on This Morning in 2018.
Chris happily showed off a long scar on his own testicle as he spoke about his own shock health scare on the show and telling Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes about what his male relatives went through.
Speaking about that live exam on This Morning last Monday, Chris said: ‘I didn’t think it would ever go as widespread as it did.
All for a good cause: The Real Full Monty raises awareness about testicular cancer and actor Jamie Lomas is also thought to be taking part
Personal: Jockey Bob Champion, 72, battled cancer himself during his racing career
‘I wanted to do it initially as my cousin had testicular cancer, which became secondary in his abdomen.
‘For him, he missed it initially. And I’ve had obviously operations on my testicles, which plays out within the documentary, but the way it was received was quite astonishing.
‘It’s something I wanted to do, it’s something which meant something to me. It’s had something like 39-40 million views on Facebook…
Devastated: Chris won praise after having a testicular check-up live on the This Morning in 2018
‘It’s just been a really positive thing and it’s helped a lot of people along the way, and we can’t complain about that.’
On saving his brother’s life, Chris continued: ‘It was quite overwhelming to begin with.
‘I was doing it to raise awareness, that’s what I wanted to do, but I didn’t think it would be such a crazy story that Ben, someone who is so close to me, it saved his life.’
His TV appearance prompted his brother Ben, 28, to check his testicles, and discover a lump which doctors later found to be cancerous.
Thankfully, Ben is now cancer free after having his testicle removed, but he will open up about the effect his illness has had on his fertility in a new BBC documentary Me, My Brother and Our Balls, which is set to air on Wednesday.
Appearing on the This Morning alongside Chris last Monday, Ben said he was determined to include emotional scenes in the documentary, including one where he tells his girlfriend he may struggle to conceive, because he wants to ‘raise awareness’ of the consequences of testicular cancer.
Cancer free: Chris and Ben appeared on This Morning last Monday and updated fans on Ben’s condition, saying he is now cancer free