Jake Quickenden has testicular exam on live TV to raise cancer awareness

Watch: Jake Quickenden undergoes testicular examination on TV

Jake Quickenden has won praise after undergoing a testicular examination on live television.

The former X Factor star had the check performed on Loose Women, which had become Loose Men, with an all-male panel for the day.

The star, 34 - who lost both his dad and his brother to cancer - appeared on the ITV show in a robe as he was examined by doctor Amir Khan.

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"The reason I'm doing this today, even if it helps one person - if this helps someone then that's all that matters really," he said.

Jake Quickenden has his testicles examined on TV. (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Jake Quickenden has his testicles examined on TV. (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Viewers were impressed, flocking to Twitter to say how "brave" the star was for baring all and having the check done on live television.

One tweeted: "Well done Jake! So hard to get men to get round to be checked out."

Another said: "Took some balls for Jake to do that!! Good on him...check yourselves, guys."

"I think it's so fab that @JakeQuickenden has been brave enough to receive a testicular examination from @DrAmirKhanGP live on the show - well done Jake!!" said somebody else.

"Well done Jake.....I was holding me breath for him!!" tweeted another viewer.

"You’re a star for doing that on TV," said another.

One posted: "Top respect to #LooseMen, Jake Quickenden and the Doc for showing how easy it is to save a life, and one day it could be your own."

"Massive respect to Jake Quickenden," said one fan.

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Quickenden's dad Paul died in 2008 after battling bone cancer.

His brother Oliver was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2010 and died in 2012 at the age of 19.