Jake Quickenden has revealed the heartbreaking motive why he takes half in The Full Monty on Ice.
Talking to Lorraine Kelly on Monday’s present, the previous X Factor star defined that he’s doing the charity present, which begins tonight, in reminiscence of his dad and brother.
‘In fact, it’s for an important trigger and one thing that’s very near your coronary heart which is why you wished to do it,’ Lorraine started.
‘For me, I’ve wished to do it for years actually,’ Jake replied.
‘I simply suppose it’s such an important time, particularly in the mean time as effectively with individuals not going to the hospital, getting checked for most cancers.
‘To do one thing for most cancers consciousness was so necessary.’
Jake will seem on The Full Monty on Ice tonight (Image: ITV)
‘I misplaced my dad and my brother to most cancers so I do know that it might have an effect on everybody, so to have the ability to participate within the present with an incredible bunch of individuals, it was actually one thing I wished to do,’ he added.
The singer’s dad, Paul Quickenden, died in 2008, after battling non-familial bone most cancers.
Jake’s brother Oliver was recognized with osteosarcoma in 2010 when he was solely 16. He handed away in 2012 surrounded by his household.
Jake isn’t the one celeb baring all for the programme, the opposite males within the line-up embrace, rugby legend Gareth Thomas, Bob Champion, actor Jamie Lomas, Perri Kiely and Love Island’s Chris Hughes.
Representing the ladies are Dame Jenni Murray, Linda Lusardi, Shaughna Phillips, Hayley Hamaddon and This Morning’s Dr Zoe Williams.
Variety star Ashley Banjo and Free Girls panellist Coleen Nolan may also be there, as they put the celebs by way of their paces.
The charity present is held yearly to boost consciousness of most cancers and the essential significance of early self-checks to assist save lives.
The BAFTA-nominated programme is now in its fourth yr, however with fewer well being checks going down throughout lockdown for essential early analysis, the message has by no means been extra necessary.
Lorraine airs day by day at 9am on ITV.