The Real Full Monty Gets U.S. Treatment


FOX is planning a U.S. version of The Real Full Monty, inspired by the award-winning 1997 film and based on the international unscripted format with versions in the U.K., France and the Netherlands.

The two-hour special will see a group of male celebrities volunteer to bare all to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer testing and research. Co-produced by Spun Gold TV and FOX Alternative Entertainment, it will premiere on FOX later this year.

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. 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.

The first The Real Full Monty special was broadcast on ITV in the U.K. in 2017. The special has since been broadcast in the U.K. annually. The format has expanded into Australia, France and the Netherlands.

“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 lifesaving checkups. We are thrilled to be partnering with FOX where we hope it will be equally impactful in the U.S.”