It’s not every day that the privacy of a doctor’s office is shown on the telly but when it is you can expect a mixed reaction from the general public.
Chris Hughes, who appeared on the second series of ITV’s Love Island, took part in a live testicular examination on This Morning with Dr. Chris Steele.
Presenter Rochelle Welsh praised Hughes for being so vulnerable and called him “brave”. Although the contestant received praise from viewers online, some just couldn’t handle the entire package:
You don’t always expect to see Chris Hughes’ balls on the telly when you tune in to This Morning pic.twitter.com/f07J4u9BXE
— Philip Hamilton (@PhilipHamilton_) November 28, 2018
Never overly warmed to Chris from love island @chrishughes_22 but after hearing him talk so openly about testicular issues and having a live examination on @thismorning.. he has gone up in my estimation. Good one Chris. TALK BALLS
— sabrina marie (@sabbie78) November 28, 2018
Not sure I really wanted see Dr Chris rolling and squeezing Chris from Love Island’s testicles on live TV. But lets hope that it encourages men to check themselves for abnormalities. @thismorning. #ThisMorning #ballstocancer
— ??AdrienneB????????? (@Adrienne65) November 28, 2018
i have so much respect for chris hughes from love island showing how to do a testicular examination on himself live on ‘this morning’, really important issue and will no doubt save lives ?
— hanné (@hanlouisewilman) November 28, 2018
The contestant got involved in the live check after experiencing issues with his testicles in his early twenties and his cousin’s battle with testicular cancer. According to recent studies, 62% of men don’t know how to check their testicles.
Dr. Steele encouraged any man who finds a lump to visit their GP immediately. Between 95-97% of testicular cancer cases are curable. Click here to watch the full clip.