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Footballers Get Their Kit Off

If you don't want to see male partial nudity, look away now. Footballers David James, Nigel Reo-Coker and Shaun Wright-Phillips have stripped for charity.

I'd also point out that the following is a press release, and not my own words!

Portsmouth and England goalkeeper David James, Chelsea and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker are among the sexy male celebrities who have dared to bare all for Cosmopolitan's annual 'Naked Centrefolds Special'.

Nigel Reo-Coker Photo By Antonio Petronzio

To tie into Male Cancer Awareness month in June, the stars have posed in their birthday suits to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer for Everyman, the UK's leading male cancer campaign.

Completing the line-up are:

Danny Cipriani, London Wasps and England rugby player
Aled Haydn Jones, producer of the Chris Moyles Show on Radio 1
Joe McFadden, PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat
Mitch Hewer, Maxxie in Channel 4's Skins
James Haskell, Tom Rees and Simon Shaw, London Wasps and England Rugby players
Leon Haslam, British Superbiker
Sean Ashmore, Iceman in the X-Men films
Simon Webbe, singer
Sean Faris, Hollywood star of Never Back Down
Daniel Boys, Ramin Karimloo and Ben James-Ellis, Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Link Larkin in Hairspray

David James Photo By Antonio Petronzio

This is the seventh consecutive year that Cosmopolitan has supported Everyman. Money is raised through dedicated hotlines and a text voting competition encouraging readers to vote for their favourite Centrefold.

Additional money is being raised this year through a special celebrity auction. Members of the general public can log on to: for an opportunity to bid for money can't buy items signed by past and present Centrefolds:

Goalie gloves signed by Portsmouth goal keeper, David James
Picture of himself signed by Ricky Hatton
Football signed by Chelsea winger, Shaun Wright-Phillips
Chelsea shirt signed by Chelsea winger, Shaun Wright-Phillips
Rugby ball signed by the entire London Wasps team
Two T-shirts signed by Simon Webbe
T-shirt signed by Mitch Hewer
Football signed by Aston Villa midfielder, Nigel Reo-Coker
Cricket bat signed by Alistair Cook, Stuart Broad and James Anderson of the England cricket team
One hour Radio One studio tour with Aled Haydn Jones for two people
Picture signed by the entire Heartbeat cast
Cap signed by British Superbike champion, Leon Haslam
T-shirt signed by British Superbike champion, Leon Haslam
Two pictures signed by British Superbike champion, Leon Haslam
Jacket signed by British Sailor and Olympic champion, Iain Percy
T-shirt signed by British Sailor and Olympic champion, Iain Percy
T-shirt signed by the Coxless 4
A mini Trekkie Monster hand puppet from the West End production of Avenue Q (exclusive first night gift never previously available to the general public) and a signed programme by Daniel Boys who is currently playing the roles of Princeton and Rod
Phantom mask signed by Ramin Karimloo who is currently playing the role of The Phantom in the West End production of Phantom of the Opera (exclusive – never previously available to the general public)

Shaun Wright-Phillips Photo By Antonio Petronzio To see the full picture, buy Cosmopolitan this month!

'When it comes to health, women remain pivotal in encouraging men to be self-aware,' said Hannah Crabtree, Communications Manager at the Everyman Campaign. 'Cosmopolitan's Naked Centrefolds have consistently proven to be a fun and effective way of raising awareness of a very serious issue. Through its Centrefolds activity, Cosmopolitan has helped raise vital funds for the 37,000 men a year diagnosed with male cancer.'

The Everyman Campaign is run by The Institute of Cancer Research to raise awareness of, and funds for research into, male cancer at the Everyman Centre – Europe's first and only centre dedicated to male cancer research.

Date:Friday May 23 2008
Time: 8:12AM

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