BODY STORIES LAUNCHES WITH SEVEN CELEBRITY MEN AS WE TALK ABOUT MEN'S SELF CONFIDENCE!
After launching our Body Stories campaign for male body confidence we were thrilled to show the behind the scenes video of the seven men taking part in our exclusive photoshoot.
Footballer-turned-pundit Robbie Savage, football legend and international pin-up David Ginola, Strictly Come Dancing judge BrunoTonioli, This Morning medical expert Dr Ranj, Judge Rinder’s Robert Rinder, Coronation Street’s Shayne Ward and boxing icon Frank Bruno all spoke candidly about their experiences of body issues, body shaming and low self-confidence.
Photographed by superstar photographer Rankin, each of the men shared their unique reasons for wanting to address men's body confidence.
Watch the video to see them men drop their robes and discuss the importance of starting a conversation about body confidence.
DR RANJ'S TALKED ABOUT HIS BODY INSECURITIES AFTER STRIPPING OFF FOR OUR BODY STORIES CAMPAIGN
This Morning's resident medic Dr Ranj also appeared on the show to talk about his involvement in our Body Stories campaign.
And Ranj discussed his own body image issues. ‘I wouldn’t even take my shirt off at the beach. I won’t go swimming. I wasn’t very body confident as a kid. I’ve got two brothers.I felt like the ugly sister,’ he explained
And Ranj revealed he was very nervous about taking his top off and taking part in our photo shoot. 'I'd had a few special grape juices on the day to try and get warmed up! Even still, I mean… look at those guys. Some of them are incredible. I’m not completely 100% happy with myself. I’m a work in progress. I’m on a journey.
CORRIE'S SHAYNE WARD HITS BACK AT FAT-SHAMING TROLLS AFTER JOINING OUR BODY STORIES CAMPAIGN
As one of our fantastic seven, Shayne stripped off to encourage men to talk about body confidence. And he talked to us live from the Coronation Street set about being nervous on the shoot and dealing with negative body shaming comments online.
Shayne read out tweets from trolls that have been sent to him recently and hit back at the critics.
Reading the negative tweets, he said: ‘"Shayne Ward has the XXL Factor"... good one,’Shayne said wryly before adding another, “‘Shanye Ward is getting fat" –that’s just called being content, happy and very much in love,' he hit back.
Finally, Shayne read a third negative tweet, ‘And the best one is, "I watched Corrie tonight and how the hell did the fat one pull the two hotties?" I’d say with ease.’
Shayne explained: ‘I’ve never been one for the six pack. I enjoy my food and I like my cuddly figure for my little girl. You are pressured in this day and age, especially being on Corrie. You still get these trolls online giving abuse,which is why this campaign is just so important.
‘My body is always going to be changing, as long as I’m happy in myself, that’s all that matters, if I want to sit in the Rovers and have a hotpot, I will!’
OUR BODY STORIES CAMPAIGN IS BACK AND THE MEN HAVE STRIPPED OFF!
* Launches Monday 25 September, 12.30pm on ITV #MyBodyMyStory *
Our Body Stories campaign is back - and this time it's the men's turn to strip off and talk body confidence!
Footballer-turned-pundit Robbie Savage, football legend and international pin-up David Ginola, Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli, This Morning medical expert Dr Ranj, Judge Rinder’s Robert Rinder, Coronation Street’s Shayne Ward and boxing icon Frank Bruno all agreed to be photographed for part two of the Loose Women body confidence campaign.
Photographed by superstar photographer Rankin, who has snapped some of the most recognisable people in the world - including Adele, Madonna and The Queen - each of the men has bravely opened up about his own body story and shared their unique reasons for wanting to address men's body confidence.
RUSSELL BRAND GIVES KATIE PRICE SOME ADVICE ABOUT HER HUSBAND KIERAN HAYLER'S SEX ADDICTION
Russell gave our Katie some tough love on the show about how to help her husband Kieran who has struggled with sex addiction for the past few years.
'First thing I said [to Russell] was, "Is there such thing as sex addiction?",' Katie explained. 'And I [told Russell I had] said to Kieran, "Everyone said you need to go away for two months and sort yourself out, to rehab. And Kieran said, "I'm not going. I'm not leaving you." Russell, you've been there, done it. What do I say to Keiran?'
GAVIN ROSSDALE ON HAVING MARRIAGE COUNSELLING WHEN HE WAS WED TO GWEN STEFANI
Bush frontman Gavin joined us to talk about the band's new tour and album - and opened up about life as single dad to his three sons with ex-wife Gwen S - Kingston, 11, Zuma, nine and Apollo, three.
And Gavin revealed that they had tried desperately hard to save their marriage.
'We had so much counselling, so much counselling, I could be a counsellor,' he said. 'I tried, I tried hard but that’s the way it goes. But when you look at it, in a weird way, there are no accidents.'
'Life works out how it should and I made sure I did everything I could so that if I was sat here two years on, I know I tried everything I could as opposed to being steadfast or arrogant or assuming I didn’t need help or we didn’t need help,' Gavin added. 'I kind of embraced the help.'
Gavin is now dating German TV presenter and model Sophia Thomalla but admitted he wanted their relationship to be 'steady' before he introduces her to his sons although they have had FaceTime.
And when asked if he would consider introducing Sophia to his ex Gwen, Gavin said,
'It hasn’t worked the other way round, so I don’t see why! of Gwen's partner, country singer Blake Shelton.
Watch the video to see the full interview with Gavin.