Ashley Taylor Dawson's naked appeal
'Hollyoaks' actor Ashley Taylor Dawson has stripped off and posed naked for Cosmopolitan magazine, in conjunction with male cancer campaign Everyman, because his mother is recovering from the illness
Ashley Taylor Dawson posed naked to raise cancer awareness because his mother is recovering from the illness.
The 'Hollyoaks' actor - who portrays money-grabbing womaniser Darren Osborne in the Channel 4 soap - has revealed there were very personal reasons why he decided to shed his clothes for Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine and help raise awareness for male cancer campaign Everyman.
He told the Liverpool Echo newspaper: "My mum's recovering from cancer. When I first found out I didn't know how to react - you want to think everything's okay but you don't want to be in denial. It messes with your head. "She's been through chemo and radiotherapy now - I'm so proud of how she's pulled through. Big love to my mum."
The 28-year-old actor is not the only 'Hollyoaks' star to strip off for the annual nude edition of the magazine.
Gerard McCarthy, who plays bisexual cross-dresser Kris Fisher in the Channel 4 soap, has also flashed his flesh for the issue.