Anthony Anderson, James Van Der Beek and Tyler Posey are among the famous men set to bare all to raise awareness of cancer.

The 'Black-ish' star has signed to executive produce and lead the cast of 'The Real Full Monty', a Fox special that will follow "a daring group of male celebrities" as they strip down to raise awareness for prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer testing and research in a real life version of the classic 1997 movie 'The Full Monty'.

As well as the 'Dawson's Creek' actor and the 'Teen Wolf' star, Anthony will be joined by Taye Diggs, Kansas City Chiefs player Chris Jones and Bruno Tonioli as they are put through their paces ahead of a strip-tease dance in front of a live audience, which will be choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Mandy Moore.

A description for the show added: "Leading up to the final disrobing, the men will push their limits of comfortability, modesty and brotherhood with a series of rehearsals and experiences, both private and public, designed to build confidence and remove them far from their comfort zone and strengthen their bond as a group."

Anthony is "honoured" to be leading the show, in which the stars will also discuss their experiences of cancer.

He said in a statement: “Don’t die of embarrassment. Get checked! That’s the message behind 'The Real Full Monty' special.

"I am honoured to lead the charge of rallying these fearless men to bare it all, in order to provoke, inspire and in this case, beg you to get screened for cancer. That’s our goal…so what are you waiting for!?"

The programme will air later this year, with the format having proved popular overseas, having been broadcast with a different group of celebrities in the UK every year since 2017, and also produced in Australia, France and the Netherlands.