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Football hunk Nacer Chadli gets naked for cancer awareness

By Sam Rigby

Football hunk Nacer Chadli has posed naked for the December issue of Cosmopolitan to raise awareness of male cancer for Cancer Research UK.

Nacer Chadli centrefold

Photographer: Antonio Petronzio/Cosmopolitan

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 11.40.19Nacer, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium tells Cosmo: “As a footballer, my body’s my tool – so I have to take care of it, and I’m pretty happy with the way I look and what my body is capable of – sometimes I’d like more muscle or bigger legs, but you can never be perfect. My weakness is definitely chocolate – Belgian obviously.

“I’ve never posed naked before, but I’m not nervous – maybe I should wait and see what the reaction’s like! It’s an important cause – cancer affects lots of families, so I hope it gets people talking,” he says of his decision to pose for the magazine.

The December issue of Cosmopolitan, featuring Taylor Swift on the cover, is on sale in shops now and also available in digital edition on Apple newsstand. To see more of James on his shoot, visit Cosmo’s website.

James isn’t the only famous male to shed his clothes for Cosmo recently – check out TOWIE hunk James Lock in the buff here.