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Love Island's Chris Hughes has been commended for This Morning appearance

‘It’s easy to neglect.’

CHRIS HUGHES HAS been widely commended for his bravery following his appearance on This Morning earlier today.

The former Love Island contestant appeared on the programme to raise awareness of testicular cancer, and subsequently participated in a live examination with the show’s resident GP Dr. Chris Steele.

While checking their testicles is something the vast majority of men know they should do on a regular basis, recent reports suggest that a staggering 68% of men don’t know how to properly self-examine in this area – something Chris wanted to rectify through appearing on the programme.

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Chris, who underwent four surgeries on his testicles six years after first noticing problems which stemmed from a varicocele, explained his delay in seeking medical assistance, saying:

You put things to one side with things that aren’t at the forefront of your mind, at 14 for me, it was just a part of my body. Because it doesn’t come with a lot of pain – and that’s one of the issues.

Chris, who was naked from the waist down in the studio, was examined by Dr Steele, who highlighted vital signs to be aware of while explaining to viewers how to carry out self-examinations.

Response to Chris’ participation has been wholly positive, with This Morning viewers taking to Twitter in their droves to commend him on his courage, and praise him for raising awareness of the importance of regular self-examination.

Dr Chris Steele reinforced the importance of self-examination to those at home, telling viewers that between 95% and 97% of all cases of testicular cancers are curable.

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