‘Brilliant, heartbreaking and uplifting!’ Viewers are left ’emotional wrecks’ watching The Real Full Monty On Ice… as celebs are lauded for raising cancer awareness
Viewers of The Real Full Monty On Ice lauded the show – and the celebrities taking part – for raising awareness for cancer as the reality show format added a Christmassy spin to proceedings on Tuesday night.
Celebs including Gareth Thomas, Dame Jenni Murray, Chris Hughes and Linda Lusardi stripped off on the ice rink, with each one sharing their own stories concerning cancer.
And those watching at home declared themselves ’emotional wrecks’ watching it, as the stars opened up, practiced their routine and eventually shed their clothes for the grand finale.
Lauded: Viewers of The Real Full Monty On Ice lauded the show – and the celebrities taking part – for raising awareness for cancer as the reality show format added a Christmassy spin to proceedings on Tuesday night [Dame Jenni Murray pictured]
‘It was brilliant and heartbreaking and uplifting and everyone involved needs to be so proud. If it helps one person then it has done it’s job,’ one viewer gushed.
Another posted: ‘Tearing up at the end of The Real Full Monty: On Ice, celebs doing something amazing for such a good cause! Well done everyone!’
‘#TheRealFullMontyOnIce was amazing! Well done guys! Had me in tears!’ a third penned.
‘So inspirational so brave. My heart goes out to everyone fighting that battle!’ a fourth tweeted, as a fifth penned: ‘Absolutely nailed it! Laughed and cried throughout. @AshleyBanjo and the whole team involved were superb raising much needed awareness!’
Brave: Celebs including Jake Quickenden and Gareth Thomas stripped off on the ice rink, with each one sharing their own stories concerning cancer
Girls girls girls! And those watching at home declared themselves ’emotional wrecks’ watching it, as the stars opened up, practiced their routine and eventually shed their clothes for the grand finale
One moved viewer shared her own experiences and opened up about how the show made her feel more accepting of her situation, writing: ‘Watching #TheRealFullMontyOnIce showing their mastectomy scars and telling their stories, so brave and inspiring, feel much more optimistic for mine on the 29th. My boobie will be gone but so will the cancer thats inside of it. Not going to like being wonky but I’ll get used to it!’
The show was produced over the last few weeks of 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing snags.
Actor Jamie Lomas was forced out of the show after testing positive for the virus.
This came after the series director, Dancing On Ice’s Dan Whiston, tested positive, forcing choreographer Ashley Banjo into quarantine.
Amid other dramas, Jake Quickenden could not skate properly due to an arm injury, and Love Island’s Chris admitted at the 11th hour he’d barely turned up to any rehearsals.
The show pushed several important messages – with the men scolding rugby star Gareth for not checking his testicles regularly.
Gareth insisted he ‘would rather not know’ if he had cancer, with the other men coaxing him into a different point-of-view, and giving a lesson on how to check.
FOMO: While those at home were only treated to some cheeky bottom shots, the virtual audience – including absent celeb Jamie Lomas [pictured] and other famous faces – watched on admiringly
Meanwhile, the women sat down with body confidence coach Sam Vale and her colleagues – all breast cancer survivors.
This resulted in the brave women showing their mastectomies and scars.
Ahead of the naked skate, the likes of Jake and Chris were seen struggling with performance anxiety – with former X Factor contestant Jake due to sing a song dedicated to his father and brother, both lost to cancer.
Yet all involved took to the rink, stripped off, and managed the task at hand.
While those at home were only treated to some cheeky bottom shots, the virtual audience – including absent celeb Jamie and other famous faces – watched on admiringly.