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Love Island’s Chris Hughes and his brother Ben are opening up about testicular cancer in BBC show, Me, My Brother and Our Balls - but who is Ben Hughes? Here’s what you need to know.
Chris Hughes has always been a good role model for young males when it comes to testicular cancer and encouraging people to get checked following his brother Ben’s cancer diagnosis.
Not only has the Love Island star and his brother Ben Hughes chatted about it honestly on TV, Chris has even had himself checked out live on This Morning.
And now, Chris and Ben have come together once more for BBC documentary, Me, My Brother and Our Balls, to explore the area of male fertility.
So who is Chris’ brother Ben Hughes? How old is he? Is Ben on Instagram? And what was his testicular cancer story?
Here’s everything you need to know about Ben:
Ben Hughes is best known as Chris’ brother who got given the all-clear from testicular cancer in 2019.
It’s not completely clear what he does doe a living or he’s exact age but he is older than Chris who is 27 years old.
Ben is a big fan of horse racing and football and is in a longterm relationship with girlfriend Libby.
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Me, My Brother and Our Balls; was released this morning on @bbcthree iPlayer and airs Monday 9pm on @bbc one! It was an emotional journey, one I’m proud to do along side my brother. Hope it helps to educate and raise awareness on a stigmatised subject, so many people can look forward to their future positively. For my brother is won’t be like that, and can see from the film, the persistent struggles individuals and couples go through mentally and physically, so the sooner we all start prioritising our health, the higher the chance of happiness. Thanks for supporting and sharing everyone.
Chris’ brother found a lump after he checked himself following Chris’ live examination on This Morning.
In January 2019, Chris revealed his brother’s diagnosis and then both he and Ben featured on This Morning talking about their journey.
Ben has an operation to remove the lump and was given the all clear in 2019.
You can find Ben sharing lots of personal snaps over on benhughes___.