Chris Hughes' live testicular examination on This Morning 'saved brother's life'

Chris Hughes’ brother Ben has admitted the Love Island star’s testicular examination on This Morning ‘saved his life’.

The TV star encouraged men to check their testicles on the morning show by undergoing a live examination in 2018.

After seeing his brother on the show, Ben discovered a lump which doctors later found to be cancerous.

Thankfully, he was able to have the testicle removed and is now cancer-free.

Opening up in their new documentary, Me, My Brother, And Our Balls, Chris said: ‘Everything just happened so quickly. Ben went to get himself checked out and within the blink of an eye he was told it was cancerous after the ultrasound.’

Ben added: ‘Essentially Chris going on This Morning saved my life.’

Chris, 27, was widely praised for undergoing the examination, after he was diagnosed with varicocele –  a mass of varicose veins in the spermatic cord.

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On the show, Chris was joined by doctor Chris Steele who explained to viewers using the Love Island star how to check your testicles for any irregularities.

‘I eventually got myself looked at by a doctor,’ Chris said at the time.

‘I had three operations on the varicocele which was in my left testicle and that was down to safety with infertility and stuff because obviously the veins take oxygen… I’ve got a big scar across my pubic region where they cut in and coiled the veins off of that area in the hopes of just settling them down slightly.’

Chris also revealed how he froze his sperm due to the risk of infertility, explaining his two brothers are completely infertile.

‘My count was quite low but I did get some frozen. I had a hydrocele on the right side where they cut the sack and turn the hydrocele inside out to release the pressure – so I had four operations on them and my cousin as well had testicular cancer,’ he said.

During the BBC documentary, Chris opens up about his experience with varicocele.

He’s shown chatting to other men who have experienced the same issue, as well as testicular cancer, and speaking about his hopes of having children.

Me, My Brother and Our Balls is available to watch on BBC Three from September 30. 

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