Aussie celebs strip down to the Full Monty for tele­vi­sion char­ity event

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MODEL Kris Smith and Sun­rise weather pre­sen­ter Sam Mac left mouths agog when they stripped be­fore 1200 cheer­ing fans at Syd­ney’s En­more The­atre for Chan­nel 7’s The Real Full Monty.

Per­form­ing to raise aware­ness for men’s can­cer, the eight-man strip­per squad fea­tured co­me­dian Shane Ja­cob­son, iron man Jett Kenny, rugby league sen­sa­tion Matt Cooper, ra­dio an­nouncer Bren­dan ‘Jon­sey’ Jones and AFL cham­pi­ons Camp­bell Brown and Brian ‘BT’ Tay­lor.

Smith ad­mit­ted the men were “lit­er­ally sh*ting our­selves back­stage” ahead of the show, which cul­mi­nated with the celebri­ties tear­ing off their red vel­cro G-strings to re­veal the lot.

“I’m re­ally sorry about that, it’s very cold up here,” Smith joked, re­veal­ing he had to over­come a lot of body in­se­cu­ri­ties to par­tic­i­pate in the show.

“I just thought, ‘f*** it.’ Be com­fort­able in your own skin, be com­fort­able with who you are,” he said.

Mac agreed to par­tic­i­pate be­fore he re­alised he would be per­form­ing along­side the wash­board abs of Smith and Kenny, whose mum Lisa Curry and sis­ter sup­ported him from the front row.

“I thought it was eight reg­u­lar blokes!” said Mac. “I got stitched up roy­ally.”

Con­fess­ing to get­ting his first spray tan for the oc­ca­sion (in the shade of “Fi­jian choco­late mousse”) Mac warned the Aus­tralian pub­lic a twist of fate could have meant Sun­rise host David Koch might have been in his place.

The per­for­mance was chore­ographed by Todd McKen­ney and in­volved the celebri­ties at­tend­ing top-se­cret re­hearsals since Au­gust. He likened the process to “wran­gling cats” and said Smith was “the worst”.

Ja­cob­son was a driv­ing force be­hind the oc­ca­sion, which will air as a doc­u­men­tary later this year.

“If the blokes we round up are brave enough to go the Full Monty then the men of Aus­tralia can be brave enough to talk about can­cer,” he said.

Ja­cob­son said per­form­ing The Real Full Monty was as scary as bungee jump­ing but he was glad to be in the pres­ence of buff bodies from Kenny, Smith and Cooper.

“Not one of you saw my pe­nis be­cause you were look­ing at them,” he joked.

While Jon­sey ad­mit­ted it had been a “learn­ing” ex­pe­ri­ence for him. “I don’t mind wear­ing a G-string,” he said.

The Real Full Monty will screen on Seven in com­ing months.

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