A whole host of celebrities - including Stephen Fry, Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne - have become involved in a new social media campaign to encourage men to check themselves for testicular cancer.
Over the past few months, Check One Two - a campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer - began encouraging Twitter users to get #feelingnuts (literally!), by uploading a photo grabbing their crotches online to help break down the taboos surrounding talking about cancer.
The campaign has received massive support from celebrities online, which has helped spread the organisation’s message while tackling a serious subject in a less serious way, in the run-up to ‘The Feeling Nuts Comedy Show’, a night of entertainment fronted by Jack Whitehall.
The ‘Feeling Nuts’ show, airing on Channel 4 on Friday, 24 October, aims to stop people being afraid of talking about testicular cancer and get them involved in the Check One Two campaign, through a 90-minute show which promises to deliver “surprise comedy pairings” and “seriously awkward conversations”.
Andrew Salter, who co-founded the Check One Two campaign, explains: “Our mission is to empower people to spread awareness of this preventable cancer and change behavior to check themselves regularly. We were inspired to make a serious difference after recognising that men are needlessly dying from one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
“If testicular cancer is caught early enough, it is almost 100% curable, so we firmly believe that this social movement, designed to save lives, will get the nation talking about this taboo subject and by using entertainment around the #feelingnuts campaign and, ultimately, save lives.”
Tune into ‘The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night’ at on Channel 4 at 11.05pm on Friday, 24 October, and click through our gallery to see the celebrities who have been backing the #FeelingNuts campaign...