Fox's "The Real Full Monty" Celebrity Special To Raise Awareness For Cancer


New Two-Hour Special Inspired by Hit Award-Winning Film and Based on Wildly Popular International Format

Celebrity Cast Strips the Stigma to Promote Testing and Research



Inspired by the award-winning 1997 beloved film, FOX’s The Real Full Monty is an all-new two-hour special in which a daring group of male celebrities will volunteer to bare all to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer testing and research.

FOX’s all-new special is based on the international unscripted format with hit versions in the U.K., France and The Netherlands and will premiere on FOX later this year. The Real Full Monty will be co-produced by Spun Gold TV and FOX Alternative Entertainment.

During the two-hour special, The Real Full Monty’s male celebrity talent will train and rehearse for the most revealing performance of their careers, culminating with a big strip-tease dance in front of a live audience. Leading up the final disrobing, the men will push their limits of comfortability, modesty, and brotherhood with a series of rehearsals and experiences, both private and public, designed to build confidence and remove them far from their comfort zone and strengthen their bond as a group. Along the way, each of the celebrities will share their personal stories of how cancer has impacted their lives.

“Sadly, cancer continues to impact millions of people throughout the world; and while science has made great progress in developing a cure, it’s so important that we keep fighting the battle against this horrible disease,” said Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming at FOX Entertainment. “Through The Real Full Monty, we are leveraging the immense reach and power of broadcast to air this important call-to-action to educate viewers about cancer. If The Real Full Monty saves even one life, then having these brave men sharing their personal and poignant experiences with cancer will have been worth it.”

Daniela Neumann, Managing Director of Spun Gold TV added: “The Real Full Monty has been a huge success, not just in the U.K. but worldwide, and more importantly has led to thousands and thousands of people going for potentially life-saving check-ups. We are thrilled to be partnering with FOX where we hope it will be equally impactful in the U.S.”

The first Real Full Monty special was broadcast on the U.K.’s ITV in 2017, garnering awards, massive viewership and critical praise. The special has since been broadcast in the U.K. annually, and the format has successfully expanded into Australia, France and the Netherlands.

The U.S. format for The Real Full Monty will be produced by Spun Gold TV (a 53 Degrees Global company) and FOX Alternative Entertainment. The show will be executive produced by Dan Norris and Ashley Edens, who also serves as showrunner. Executive producers from Spun Gold include Nick Bullen and Daniela Neumann.


About FOX Entertainment:

With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, The Floor, The Cleaning Lady, Hell’s Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, We Are Family, Snake Oil, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.

About Spun Gold:

Spun Gold is one of the U.K.’s most successful independent TV production companies, making hundreds of hours of exciting, dynamic and diverse programming for multiple platforms across the U.K. and international markets. Recent shows include: BAFTA Film and Television Awards (BBC One), Secrets of the Female Orgasm (Channel 4), MILF Manor (TLC/Discovery) The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration (ITV), The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation (Sky), Ancient Secrets of Althorp: Charles Spencer Channel 4), Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich (BBC 2), Diana’s Decades (ITV), Tom Parker: Inside My Head (Channel 4), I’m With The Band (BBC 1), World’s Most Luxurious Hotels (Channel 4), Twenty-First Century Firsts (ITV), The Grand Party Hotel (BBC1), Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich (BBC 2), Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4), Love Your Garden (ITV), Inside the QE2 (Channel 5), Meat The Family (Channel 4), Quizmaster (ITV), and Secrets of the Crown (ITV). Spun Gold is part of the 53 Degrees Global group.

Source FOX

March 5, 2024 11:00am ET by Newsdesk  

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