Martin Roberts has revealed the most mortifying day he had during filming for Strictly The Real Full Monty.
The show sees a group of stars strip off on stage to raise awareness for cancer checks, and the Homes Under The Hammer presenter – who is appearing alongside the likes of Duncan James, Colin Jackson and dancing couple James and Ola Jordan – has opened up on the ‘worst part’ of the whole process.
He told Express.co.uk: ‘Then we were at the point when we were getting ready and we had to get naked.
‘So it’s like wowzers and the first thing we did was the photoshoot where we had to actually get naked and that was probably the worst day of them all. That was the first time we took our clothes off in front of each other.’
Martin explained how the celebrities stripped off in the bathroom before they ended up in front of ‘a camera crew and a photographer’.
‘That for me was total total total terror,’ he admitted. ‘I absolutely fell to pieces at the end of that.’
The 58-year-old star ‘broke down in tears’ from ‘the emotion of it all’, and he has discussed his body insecurities stemming from bullying at school.
He added: ‘I had a real problem with my weight as a child and I was really badly bullied for being fat so the idea of putting myself up for that again to have people laugh at me was an absolute frickin’ nightmare.
‘But when you look at what it’s all about you realise there is something bigger going on here.’
Martin has been open about doing the show in honour of his late best friend Dave, who he knew for 30 years before he died from cancer four years ago after not getting himself checked.
‘That unfortunately is the way that most blokes are, when it comes to especially sort of private places,’ he added. ‘People are like “Do I really need to go somewhere, do I want a finger up my bum?” ‘
He added: ‘[It’s] about purely getting the message across that you have got to go to the doctor, sooner rather than later, the first time you sense any problems.’
Strictly The Real Full Monty 2021 airs Monday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 14 at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
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