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Joe Pasquale’s father died of cancer after he filmed The All New Monty

Sadness behind the smile

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Joe’s Pasquale’s father, Joe Senior, tragically died of cancer after Joe had finished filming ITV’s The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins.

Along with other celebrities, comedian Joe, 57, will be delighting the nation by stripping off and performing in order to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

Joe performs in honour of his father (Credit: ITV)

Sadly, Joe’s father lost his own battle with the disease.

Before the show aired, former I’m A Celebrity winner Joe revealed the real reason why he was taking part.

“The real reason I’m here is because my dad has prostate cancer.”

“You’ve got to go and do it. If you can get your willy out on telly, go and do it and I’ll be proud of it.”

Willie broke the news on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

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Snooker star Willie Thorne, who also appears on the show, revealed on This Morning Joe’s heartbreak.

“Joe Pasquale lost his father a few weeks ago. He was on the show when his father was alive. Condolences to Joe, it was great working with him.”

Appearing on the show with Love Island’s Jack Fincham, Willie also spoke about his own battle with prostate cancer, and revealed that he was now stable after a round of new tests.

The All New Monty’s full cast (Credit: ITV)

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The two-part series, which starts tonight, sees Willie, Jack and Joe joined by Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher, Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers, Rav Wilding and ex-footballer, Jason Cundy.

Presented by Alexander Armstrong, choreography and training is one again handled by Ashley Banjo.

A special ladies night version – featuring the likes of Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson, EastEnders’ Laurie Brett, TOWIE’s Danielle Armstrong and tennis legend Martina Navratilova – airs tomorrow night.

Entertainment Daily has reached out to Joe’s rep for comment.

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