TV host Russell Kane praised as he has his testicles examined by a doctor live on Steph's Packed Lunch | The Sun

RUSSELL Kane was praised by fans after he had his testicles inspected live on TV.

The comedian had his balls checked to raise awareness of testicular cancer on Steph's Packed Lunch.

Standing behind a medical screen, Russell was told by the doctor to take his trousers and underwear down.

Clearly nervous, Russell joked: "I'm a man of a certain age so you might not want to film right on the floor.

"There is a chance there could just be a dull thud and we get taken off air," he laughed.

After the doctor explained the best way to examine your testicles, he asked Russell if he was "ok with that", to which an unsure Russell replied: "Yeah, great with that".

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"I wonder what Joel Dommett is doing right now," he joked.

"It doesn't hurt, it's just uncomfortable, the sensation of the manipulation – I'm not a fan of it."

After Steph thanked him for being checked live on air, Russell said: "Do you know what annoys me about testicular cancer is how preventable and curable it is."

"All cancer is a tragedy, I've had it in my family, but when you die of a cancer that could easily be prevented – with some cancers you get no warnings,"

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"Pancreatic cancer is hidden, cervical cancer is hidden. You're body is giving you a warning, so you've just got to push through this awkwardness and do it," he added.

This isn't the first time Russell has bared all to spread awareness of men's health.

He featured on Channel 4's Celebrity Save Our Sperm where he spoke about a health condition that has made him infertile.

In the show, a fertility expert conducted tests on Russell and found that he is "functionally infertile" which was due to his lifestyle.

The chemicals he uses in his hair, the coffee he drinks and his busy schedule were all said to be contributing factors.

The experts also found that Russell's body temperature was 3.1 degrees higher than normal.

After looking at the temperature around his testicles, the expert said: "That is three times more than average. Basically, you are cooking your own balls".

It was during filming that Russell, 47, was told by experts his sperm count was a low 11million, compared to the national average of 40 to 60million, with his co-stars both hitting that range.

The father-of-one was shocked into changing his lifestyle to improve his fertility, and become fertile again in just ten weeks.

Russell says: “I was in it for the laughs really, to make a bit of telly but I was really surprised.

Fans rushed to praise Russell for the live examination.

"You were amazing, Russell, and so brave. Well done," one wrote.

"thank you for that amazing men health special. Tons of great advice," another added.

"Well done Russell for raising awareness, a fabulous effort x" chimed a third.

"very cool. Not many people would do that on live tv. You will no doubt save lives. Great show today," another added.

After the examination, former Premier League footballer Henri Lansbury joined the show.

He was diagnosed with testicular cancer but kept it a secret from fans.

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The ex-Arsenal ace only told close teammates and family at the time of his diagnosis but now retired is speaking out in the hope of encouraging other men to get themselves checked.

He said: “It’s almost like boys have a wall in front of them and don’t want to share anything. Just move the wall aside, it’s no shame in having that feeling where you need to go and speak to someone.”

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