Real Full Monty: Celebs wow crowds at Sheffield City Hall as they strip off for cancer awareness

Ex footballer John Hartson, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot, reality TV star James Argent,EastEnders actor John Partridge, singer Tom Parker,TV presenter Jeff Brazier, former rugby international Ugo Monye, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong, and Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo.Picture: ITV
Ex footballer John Hartson, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot, reality TV star James Argent,EastEnders actor John Partridge, singer Tom Parker,TV presenter Jeff Brazier, former rugby international Ugo Monye, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong, and Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo.Picture: ITV
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Celebrities have been praised for raising cancer awareness by baring all in tribute to an iconic Sheffield film.

A string of male and female celebs whipped off their kit for 'The Real Full Monty' to highlight killer prostate and breast cancer during two live TV performances at Sheffield City Hall.

Coleen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshire and Michelle Heaton, Megan McKenna, Sally Dexter, Helen Lederer, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Ruth Madoc. Picture: ITV

Coleen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshire and Michelle Heaton, Megan McKenna, Sally Dexter, Helen Lederer, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Ruth Madoc. Picture: ITV

In a nod to the world-renown The Full Monty filmed in Sheffield, stars took to the stage and all had a story to share on how cancer has affected them.

The male performers included Ex footballer John Hartson, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot, reality TV star James Argent, EastEnders actor John Partridge, singer Tom Parker, TV presenter Jeff Brazier, former rugby international Ugo Monye, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong, and Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo.

They stripped off their iconic security guard uniforms to the classic Tom Jones cover of Leave Your Hat by Sheffield's Joe Cocker - made famous again in the smash hit 1997 film.

Hartson and Partridge revealed their battles with cancer while Brazier spoke about his ex-wife Jade Goody who lost her battle with the killer disease.

The female line-up consisted of Coleen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshire and Michelle Heaton, who all overcame their fears to reveal their breasts to a live audience in the ladies version.

They performed to The Greatest Showman's This Is Me.

The women were joined by fellow stars Megan McKenna, Sally Dexter, Helen Lederer, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Ruth Madoc to perform a dance to The Greatest Showman's This Is Me to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Previous shows have seen a marked increase in people going to their GPs for check-ups.

The laides took to the stage in bronze sequinned wrap dresses for the routine.

Halfway through they pulled off their gowns to reveal black lingerie covered in diamante and danced with large red feathered fans.

After turning away from the crowd, the women removed their bras and covered themselves with the feathers before turning back to the face the audience.

In the emotional climax the women all removed the fans to reveal their chests to the crowd, which was filmed from behind, before they gathered into a group embrace.

During the powerful programme, Derbyshire spoke about her own experiences with breast cancer and having a mastectomy and Heaton discussed her uncomfortable relationship with her reconstructed breasts after having a double mastectomy after learning she has the BRCA2 gene.

Ahead of the performance, Derbyshire said: "This process has made me really happy, I've had such a good time. They are happy tears."