And it seems the boys were keen to be at their best when they stripped off in front of the live audience, with Fincham, Pasquale and Cundy heading to a beauty salon and getting ‘boyzilians’.
Who is leading each Real Full Monty team?
Choreographer Ashley Banjo and Pointless star Alexander Armstrong were back once again to lead the men, while Victoria Derbyshire and Coleen Nolan will be leading the women.
What is The All New Monty in aid of?
It’s all very well a roster of celebrities stripping off on telly – but why?
The All New Monty sees famous faces bare all and perform a strip-tease to raise awareness of cancers in intimate areas of the body.
In the men’s show, the celebs promote regular checks for testicular and prostate cancer.
And in the women’s, the ladies encourage women to check their breasts, keep to their cervical smear appointments and be more health aware.
Who has taken part in The Real Full Monty in previous years?
In 2018, TOWIE’s James Argent, chef Ainsley Harriott, The Wanted’s Tom Parker, former EastEnders actor John Partridge, ex-footballer John Hartson, presenter Jeff Brazier and former rugby pro Ugo Money were the male celebs to bare all.
They competed against broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, TOWIE’s Megan McKenna, Loose Woman Coleen Nolan, Liberty X’s Michelle Heaton, presenter Sarah-Jayne Crawford, and actresses Helen Lederer, Sally Dexter and Ruth Madoc in the female line-up.
The first year of the show, in 2017, featured only men stripping, with the original line-up made up of:
The show’s primary aim is to raise awareness, not charitable donations, however there was a backlash in 2018 after it was reported that the celebs were paid £10,000 each to strip off, while the show made just over £4,000 for charity.
Charities supported last year included Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now, CoppaFeel! and Prostate Cancer UK.
What is The Full Monty film?
The All New Monty is a tribute to the 1997 movie The Full Monty, which followed a group of unemployed men from Sheffield who stripped and danced to raise money.
Starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber and Hugo Speer, the movie became a smash hit and has been adapted into musicals and plays in the years since.
The movie’s most famous scene features the men strutting their stuff to Tom Jones’ You Can Leave Your Hat On.