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The Real Full Monty on Ice begins at 9pm tonight (Monday, December 14) on ITV with episode two continuing tomorrow evening (Tuesday, December 15). Linda Lusardi is part of the new line-up of brave famous faces doing the full monty on ice to raise awareness of cancer in the most intimate of areas. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
How old is Linda Lusardi?
Linda Lusardi is an English actress, presenter and former glamour model from North London.
The Real Full Monty fans will most likely recognise Lusardi from her role was Carrie Nicholls in Emmerdale.
She is also known for her mark in the pantomime world, alongside her husband Sam Kane.
The actress is 62-years-old, celebrating her birthday on September 18.
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Lusardi is joining Dame Jenni Murray, Love Island’s Shaunghna Phillips, actress Hayley Tamaddon and This Morning’s Dr Zoe for tonight’s instalment of The Real Full Monty on Ice.
The women have been led by Diversity’s Angela Bango and Loose Women icon Coleen Nolan.
Speaking to ITV, Lusardi explained why she wanted to take part in The Real Full Monty on Ice.
Lusardi is no stranger to the ice, having participated in Dancing on Ice in 2008, coming in sixth place.
She said: “I’ve watched the programme in the past and I have always been very moved by it and it has made me want to check myself for lumps and bumps.
“I just think it’s so important and having lost my best friend, Angie, to breast cancer, it was a no-brainer.
“Obviously it was a concern having to expose myself, but, I put that aside and said yes.
“Then I found out it was on ice, so that was a bit of a shock, as I’ve always feared getting back on the ice.
“I broke a bone in my foot during training for Dancing on Ice before I even got to the live shows. So I do have a fear of hurting myself on the ice.
“I’m a lot older now and will take longer for me to mend, but the cause is far greater than my concerns and there was no way I was going to say no.”
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Ahead of tonight’s performance, Lusardi shared she had some nerves.
She said: “I think the skating is more worrying than the reveal at the moment, I just hope I remember the routine properly and don’t mess up.
“I don’t want to fall on the ice or expose myself at the wrong point during the dance.”
Lusardi is the second oldest of the women taking part in tonight’s effort to raise awareness for cancer.
Dame Jenni Murray is the oldest at 70-years-old, Hayley Tamadoon is 43-years-old and Dr Zoe Williams is aged 40.
Love Island star Shaughna Phillips, 25, is the youngest participant this year.
Also taking part is rugby star Gareth Thomas, actor Jamie Lomas, singer Jake Quickenden, jockey Bob Champion, Diversity’s Perri Kiely and Love Island’s Chris Hughes will take to the ice to encourage viewers to check intimate areas to prevent cancer.
The Real Full Monty on Ice starts tonight at 9pm on ITV
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