No, not the classic '90’s movie or its 2023 Disney+ spin-off series — ITV’s The Real Full Monty brings the striptease action into world of reality television, all while raising money for charity during the festive season.
That said, the show certainly takes its cues from its big-screen namesake which starred the likes of Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy. The Real Full Monty originally debuted in 2017 and has aired in every subsequent year apart from 2022.
Now, after a brief hiatus, the show is set to return for a new series this Christmas with The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls but who will take part in it?
Here’s everything we know so far.
When is The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls on TV?
The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls will land on ITV and ITVX on Monday 11 December, and Tuesday 12 December.
What happens in The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls?
With dancer-turned-presenter Ashley Banjo and singer-turned-Loose Women Coleen Nolan on hosting duty, the reality show follows a group of celebrity contestants who must strip off in front of a live audience, all in the name of charity.
Previous contestants have included Christine McGuinness, Blue singer Duncan James, dancer James Jordan, Love Island’s Teddy Soares and Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards, all of whom bared everything to raise awareness about checking yourself for cancer.
In the process, participants were also seen recreating the iconic striptease moments featured within the popular 1997 film.
Who is taking part in ITV’s The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls?
A new batch of celebrities head to The Real Full Monty's stage to bear all for a good cause.
In The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls famous faces will take part in a glittery dance extravaganza while raising awareness of the importance of conducting regular cancer checks.
Here's who will be stripping off during The Real Full Monty 2023.
Julia Bradbury is a TV presenter who is perhaps best known as the co-host of Countryfile alongside Matt Barker. Elsewhere, you may have seen her presenting Planet Earth Live and she is also a cancer survivor, making this appearance especially important to her.
Sherrie Hewson is an actor, novelist and presenter that you may have seen on shows like Loose Women and Benidorm. She also appeared on the 2015 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.
Gemma Collins will be familiar to many who watch ITV reality programming, having made her name on shows like The Only Way is Essex and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Collins was rumoured to be taking part in the The Real Full Monty before her name was officially confirmed by the show's producers.
Vanessa Bauer is a professional dancer and ice skater who you may recognize from her time on Dancing on Ice. Her dancing skills go way back to childhood, having landed on the scene when she was just four-years-old.
Victoria Ekanoye is an actor who has appeared in a range of popular shows, including Coronation Street, The Royals, Doctors and Death in Paradise. She is also a cancer survivor having recently emerged from a battle with breast cancer in 2022.
Paul Burrell is known as a former butler for the British Royal Family, most notably for Princess Diana shortly before her death. He has since released a book detailing his experiences and appeared on a variety of reality shows, including I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Ashley Cain is a footballer and reality TV star. As a footballer, he played for places like Coventry City and as a TV personality, you may have seen him appear in shows like Ex on The Beach and The Challenge.
The addition of Ben Cohen adds another former sports star into the mix. Cohen is a former rugby player and was a key player in the team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He's since appeared on a number of reality shows including Strictly Come Dancing and The Celebrity Chase.
Odds are you might know Nick Collier better by his stage name of Ella Vaday, the drag queen and dancer who appeared on season three of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
Rounding out the cast for The Real Full Monty 2023 is Pete Wicks who TV fans may know best from his time on The Only Way is Essex. Wicks has also appeared on a number of other reality shows, including Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, Celebrity Masterchef and Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls will air on ITV on Monday 11 December, and Tuesday 12 December, 2023.