WATCH: Love Island star has testicular examination on live TV
28 November 2018, 13:42 | Updated: 28 November 2018, 13:44
Chris Hughes from the reality show had the examination on This Morning to raise awareness of cancer.
A reality TV star has had an examination for testicular cancer on live TV… to raise cancer awareness.
Chris Hughes, who appeared on the fourth series of Love Island, was examined by This Morning’s resident doctor, Chris Steele, to educate men on how to check for testicular cancer.
It was all part of Movember, which aims to raise awareness of the disease and ways that this form of cancer can be caught early.
The charity says that testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease in young men in the UK. Early diagnosis means that 95% of men who have testicular cancer survive, but The Movember Foundation wants to halve the number of those that don’t make it by 2030. There's more info on the official Movember site here.
The star, who was one half of Love Island bromance duo Chris and Kem, has previously admitted to having a scare when he was 14, which was eventually diagnosed as a varicocele, an enlargement of veins in the scrotum.
Viewers were quick to praise Hughes for his bravery in helping educating men in spotting the signs of testicular cancer early.
@chrishughes_22 massive respect to you fella on @thismorning I was diagnosed 3 years ago with testicular cancer and believe a little less embarrassment and a little more checking once a month can save so many lifes #thismorning— Richard fox (@FlashFox3) November 28, 2018
Well done to @chrishughes_22 for that! May have saved someone's life and for that I applaud you.— daniel scattergood (@2012scattergood) November 28, 2018