I’m A Celebrity... Contestant Jake Quickenden Goes Naked For Cosmo
X Factor reject strips off for a good cause before going into jungle…
Jake Quickenden has posed naked for Cosmopolitan to raise awareness of cancer for Cancer Research UK.
The hunky X Factor reject and newest addition to the I'm a Celebrity… jungle took time out from his busy schedule to do his bit for charity.
Jake told Cosmo: “I’ve lost my dad and brother to cancer – it affects everyone somehow.
“My brother Oliver had osteosarcoma (a form of bone cancer), once he was told it was terminal he was determined to live a normal life where he could, which is why he proposed to his girlfriend before he passed away at 19.
"He showed me that you have to live every single day as if it’s your last. Follow your dreams and if you’re in love with someone, tell them because you don’t know what’s around the corner."
Despite admitting that posing naked was "nerve wracking", the singer said he would do anything for the charity as it's so close to his heart.
He continued: "Cancer Research UK are working so hard trying to find a cure and one day it will happen. In the meantime, men and women should check themselves for lumps and if anything doesn’t feel right you need to get it checked out as quickly as possible.”
Jake appears in the January issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 4 December.
Pic: Nicky Johnston/Cosmopolitan