'TOWIE' hunk James Lock strips naked for cancer awareness

The Only Way Is Essex hunk James Lock has stripped naked for the November issue of Cosmopolitan to raise awareness of male cancer for Cancer Research UK. Jamie Locke

Photographer: Antonio Petronzio/Cosmopolitan.

Cosmopolitan November 2014“I’m not shy about getting naked. I was filmed on all fours having a back, crack and sack wax for TOWIE. It gave me a new appreciation for what some girls go through on a regular basis," James tells Cosmo about stripping off. "A lot of the people in TOWIE have had surgery but I wouldn't get any work done – life is too short. Cancer Research is close to my heart because my grandad died of cancer; sadly it affects everyone in some way. I've not had any scares before but I did have a mole removed once – you have to be careful and look out for changes to your body and skin," he adds.  The November issue of Cosmopolitan, featuring popstar Jessie J on the cover, is on sale in shops now and also available in digital edition on Apple newsstand. To see more of James on his shoot, visit Cosmo's website. James isn't the only famous male to shed his clothes for Cosmo recently – check out rugby hunk Tom Vardell in the buff here.