The Real Full Monty is back... but this time on Ice.

The new line-up of celebrities will perform their routines without a woolly hat in sight, and the team of stars have been trained by Olympian David King and his wife Stacey, from Carlisle.

Led by Ashley Banjo and Coleen Nolan, the show raises awareness of cancers in intimate areas of the body and how self-checks help save lives.

Show bosses say the message has never been more important, given there are less diagnoses being made because of the pandemic.

Stepping up to reveal all on ice this year are Radio 4 Woman’s Hour legend Dame Jenni Murray, actress Linda Lusardi, Love Island’s Shaunghna Phillips, actress Hayley Tamaddon and This Morning’s Dr Zoe.

While baring all for the boys will be rugby star Gareth Thomas, actor Jamie Lomas, singer Jake Quickenden, jockey Bob Champion, Diversity’s Perri Kiely and Love Island’s Chris Hughes.

Talking about how he got involved in the show, David, explained: “Our old agent gave us a message asking if we were up for any TV work.

“We coach at Dumfries and Lockerbie and they’ve been closed since February so we’ve not had any work through that, so we said of course.

“She just told us it was ITV to start with. We just thought it’d be an offshoot of Dancing on Ice and we got the contact through and it was The Real Full Monty. Straightaway I called her and asked what was going on and she said ‘don’t worry you won’t have to get naked’.

“In the end it was a really good contract, the celebs were great.”

Some of the celebrities that will feature on the show have previously been on Dancing on Ice so have some skating knowledge, however, for some this was the first time they’d stepped out onto an ice rink.

“For some of them it was the first time they’d ever been on the ice so it was interesting helping those guys out,” recalled David.

“We’ve done shows before and done TV before, but this was a little bit different.

“When TV get involved they do everything right. Being a part of it was amazing. Nothing went to plan because of Covid.

“Ice time was limited, the choreographer got Covid so we had two weeks without a choreographer.

“Ashley Banjo also had to take two weeks off and nothing went to plan - but it all came together on the night.

“It looked amazing and powerful. We’ve never really felt the power the guys had, there was such a raw emotion talking about cancer emotion.”

His wife Stacey was also part of the team. She stepped back onto the ice just three months after giving birth to their third child. Talking about juggling a newborn and training, David said things were difficult.

He said: “The skating side isn’t a problem for us. The actual juggling the babies round was the hardest part for us.

“There was so much support which was great for us. We had a support bubble with my parents who had to look after our babies. We had three under three at the time.”

The Real Full Monty On Ice is on ITV at 9pm on Monday and Tuesday.