Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards nervous about revealing mastectomy scars in Full Monty

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STRICTLY THE REAL FULL MONTY 
Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December 2021
On ITV 

Pictured: Brenda Edwards preforming on stage at the Blackpool Winter Gardens, Empress Ballroom  

First it was the men who bared all, to raise awareness of
life-saving cancer checks. Then it was the womenÕs chance to shine. Last year, the men and women joined forces to deliver the most sensational performance yet in The Real Full Monty on ice. So, how to top that?

Welcome to Strictly the Real Full Monty! Ashley Banjo is back with a bang to lead a brand-new line-up of brave celebrities ready to take the strip to a whole new level.

Bringing old school glitz and glamour to the all-new supersized strip, this is a Monty dance extravaganza.

In front of a guaranteed to be screaming audience, there will be a completely new twist for the 10 nervous celebrities baring all, determined to remind viewers that getting private areas checked can save their lives.

With star singers, stunning guest performances and sensational solos, expect the unexpected. With new dance mentors joining AshleyÕs team to ensure every move is en pointe, this is strictly the most ambitious Full Monty yet!

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Photographer : Matt Frost 

For further information please contact Peter Gray
0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com  

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The show is full of personal meaning for Brenda Edwards. (ITV)

Brenda Edwards has admitted she feels nervous about showing her mastectomy scars from her cancer treatment when she strips for Strictly The Real Full Monty.

The Loose Women star is taking part in the annual ITV event which sees celebrities perform a strip tease to raise awareness of different types of cancer, all with their own personal link to the disease.

Read more: Strictly The Real Full Monty - who's stripping this year

Edwards said it was the first time she would ever have shown her scarring as she told New! magazine: "(I feel) nervous, because I have never shown my breast and mastectomy scars. 

EMBARGOED PICTURE: FOR PUBLICATION FROM THURSDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2021 
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STRICTLY THE REAL FULL MONTY 
Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December 2021
On ITV 

Pictured: Brenda Edwards and Duncan James dance on stage with the Diversity Dance Troupe at the Blackpool Winter Gardens, Empress Ballroom  

First it was the men who bared all, to raise awareness of
life-saving cancer checks. Then it was the womenÕs chance to shine. Last year, the men and women joined forces to deliver the most sensational performance yet in The Real Full Monty on ice. So, how to top that?

Welcome to Strictly the Real Full Monty! Ashley Banjo is back with a bang to lead a brand-new line-up of brave celebrities ready to take the strip to a whole new level.

Bringing old school glitz and glamour to the all-new supersized strip, this is a Monty dance extravaganza.

In front of a guaranteed to be screaming audience, there will be a completely new twist for the 10 nervous celebrities baring all, determined to remind viewers that getting private areas checked can save their lives.

With star singers, stunning guest performances and sensational solos, expect the unexpected. With new dance mentors joining AshleyÕs team to ensure every move is en pointe, this is strictly the most ambitious Full Monty yet!

(C) ITV 

Photographer : Matt Frost 

For further information please contact Peter Gray
0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com  

This photograph is © ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme STRICTLY THE REAL FULL MONTY or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website https://www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Brenda Edwards has overcome her nerves to take part. (ITV)

"A lot of people think because I have a big voice and big personality that I’m strong, but showing that vulnerability is scary. And I’m always worried about what people will think of me. When you think about 3,000 people sitting there watching, that’s quite frightening."

The former X Factor contestant, 52, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2015 and had a mastectomy as part of her treatment, but is now taking part in the show to celebrate five years of being cancer free.

EMBARGOED PICTURE: FOR PUBLICATION FROM THURSDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2021 
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STRICTLY THE REAL FULL MONTY 
Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December 2021
On ITV 

Pictured: Brenda Edwards and Duncan James 

First it was the men who bared all, to raise awareness of
life-saving cancer checks. Then it was the women’s chance to shine. Last year, the men and women joined forces to deliver the most sensational performance yet in The Real Full Monty on ice. So, how to top that?

Welcome to Strictly the Real Full Monty! Ashley Banjo is back with a bang to lead a brand-new line-up of brave celebrities ready to take the strip to a whole new level.

Bringing old school glitz and glamour to the all-new supersized strip, this is a Monty dance extravaganza.

In front of a guaranteed to be screaming audience, there will be a completely new twist for the 10 nervous celebrities baring all, determined to remind viewers that getting private areas checked can save their lives.

With star singers, stunning guest performances and sensational solos, expect the unexpected. With new dance mentors joining Ashley’s team to ensure every move is en pointe, this is strictly the most ambitious Full Monty yet!

(C) ITV 

Photographer : Nicky Johnston 

For further information please contact Peter Gray
0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com  

This photograph is © ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme STRICTLY THE REAL FULL MONTY or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website https://www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Brenda Edwards is pleased to dance with old friend Duncan James. (ITV)

Edwards added that she had also worried what her aunt might think and had cleared the appearance with her first.

She said: "I was raised Pentecostal, in the church environment, from the age of four when my parents died to the age of 18-19, so I’ve lived a very sheltered life. Showing your body is not the thing to do. But my aunt gave me her blessing and she knows I’m doing it to raise awareness for other people."

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The celebrities' routines will be choreographed, as usual, by Ashley Banjo and this year will include a Strictly Come Dancing twist.

Other celebrities taking part are Laila Morse, James and Ola Jordan, Duncan James, Christine McGuinness, Colin Jackson, Martin Roberts, Teddy Soares and Demi Jones.

Strictly The Real Full Monty airs on Monday at 9pm on ITV.

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