BAR­ING ALL FOR CHAR­ITY

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News - Holly Byrnes

FOR most of the blokes bar­ing all in Seven’s spe­cial event The Real Full Monty, get­ting nude for an au­di­ence greater than their wives and girl­friends is likely to be a one- off.

For the buff youngest son of Grant Kenny and Lisa Curry, it could prove a fu­ture ca­reer move.

As an iron­man, Jett Kenny wasn’t too phased at the prospect of strip­ping down, and de­pend­ing on how his per­for­mance goes down tonight, he tells TV Guide, it could have opened up new job op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“I’ll wait for the feed­back and see if I’m any good first, but maybe that could be my next ca­reer path,” he jokes.

With mum Lisa and sis­ter Jaimi sit­ting front row for his strip­ping de­but, the 23-year- old ad­mits the ex­per­i­ment had its awk­ward mo­ments, but the nor­mally Speedo- clad sports­man took it all in good stride, for a good cause.

“Around the time the show ap­proached me, one of our sur­flife­sav­ing friends had a scare … he had swollen tes­ti­cles,” Kenny says.

“We sort of laughed about it, but thank­fully when he went to the doc­tor, all was fine. He’s 24 and a sim­i­lar age to me, but it was funny how, then go­ing on the show, we learnt about the fact tes­tic­u­lar can­cer and prostate can­cer are the most com­mon can­cers in men our age. It made me re­alise it could have been some­thing much more se­ri­ous and it’s great that it wasn’t for him.”

While his par­ents be­came house­hold names for their sport­ing prow­ess [Kenny as an iron­man cham­pion and Curry as an Olympic and Com­mon­wealth Games swim star], it was Kenny’s sis­ter Mor­gan – who spent a few years as a dancer with the famed Moulin Rouge – who he turned to for ad­vice on the dancing side to this chal­lenge.

“She said to me, ‘ If you make a mis­take, make it look like you meant it and roll with it. If you fall over, just do some­thing on the f loor, play up to it and don’t fall in a heap over it’,” he says.

So, af­ter six weeks of re­hearsals, un­der the tute­lage of stage vet­eran Todd McKenney, does Jett have it over his sib­ling now?

“I think I’d out­dance Mum and Dad, but Mor­gan still holds the dance ti­tle in our fam­ily,” he con­fesses. “Jaimi, Mum and I will have to get by with what we’ve got.”

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