Eastenders star praised for showing her breast cancer scars on television
Eastenders star Laila Morse is being praised for baring all on national television, and showing off her breast cancer scars while doing it.
The 76 year old suffered from breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2001, recovering within a year.
While she made a full recovery, Laila was left with some scarring but it's something she now wears with pride and is more than happy to show off.
While we may know her best as Mo Harris in the soap, but over the weekend she appeared on Strictly The Real Full Monty and stripped off in the name of charity.
The episode was dedicated to raising awareness around checking yourself for cancer, with stars like Duncan James, Brenda Edwards and James Jordan also taking part.
Laila openly spoke about her own journey with cancer before she headed to the stage to strip off, but had sprained her ankle during rehearsals and did her routine in a wheelchair.
In the show, celebrities bare all and walk out on stage in front of a live audience as a way of winning a cash prize for charity.
All I want for Christmas is to be as bad ass ad Laila Morse! Have always loved her!!!! pic.twitter.com/Thu6coT0YY
— 💚🤍💜 (@AnakinDryTalker) December 14, 2021
Each contestant is coached by Ashley Banjo, brought out on stage and strip off but it wasn't a problem for the actress, who was quick to get her clothes off.
Wearing nothing but a pair of knickers, Laila showed off her body to the nation, and had no shame in showing the scars on her breasts.
Viewers couldn't get over her courage and bravery it took to show her scars, praising her on social media.
Imagine if we all had the same attitude as Laila Morse. How much happier we’d all be. #StrictlyTheRealFullMonty
— H (@helfkndoes) December 13, 2021
Laila Morse is my hero! What a woman! #StrictlyTheRealFullMonty
— Megan Chinn (@ChinnMegan) December 13, 2021
Laila Morse totally stole @ITV real full monty! Total legend showing her breast cancer scars
— Emma Noon (@emperfection5) December 14, 2021
One said: "Just finished watching #StrictlyFullMonty and Laila Morse - what a legend. A heart of pure gold."
Another wrote: "Imagine if we all had the same attitude as Laila Morse. How much happier we’d all be."
A third said: "All I want for Christmas is to be as bad ass ad Laila Morse! Have always loved her!!!!"
A fourth wrote: "Laila Morse totally stole @ITV real full monty! Total legend showing her breast cancer scars."