The All New Monty hits our screens tonight (Tuesday, May 7th) for Ladies Night!

A whole host of TV stars including TOWIE’s Danielle Armstrong, Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson and… will join forces to strip-off in aid of breast cancer research and awareness.

But the celebrities all have their own personal reasons for signing up to strip down, as we discovered during their male counterparts’ episode and the tragic death of Joe Pasquale’s father from prostate cancer.

Here’s everything you need to know about Danielle Armstrong on The All New Monty and her best mate Sammy who inspired her to be on the show.

Pictured: Danielle Armstrong for The All New Monty.

Who was Sammy Brandon?

Sammy had been Danielle’s best friend for over twenty years.

After she had what the doctors thought was a benign cyst removed, what was actually an aggressive breast cancer quickly returned leaving Sammy with only weeks to live.

She tragically passed away in June 2018, at the age of just 29.

On what would’ve been Sammy’s 30th birthday on August 8th 2018, Danielle posted this touching tribute.

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Yesterday We Said Goodbye To Our Princess ? I hope we done you proud Sammy and every little detail you had planned for this day went exactly how you wanted it to go. We had tears, cry’s laughs and dancing just like you said you wanted it to be like. I think it’s clear to see how loved you were by the amount of people that showed up to pay there respects to our true Essex princess? Now it’s the hard part where we will try and live in a world without you and live with this hole in our hearts ? I just say to myself I will see you again one day and we can have so much to catch up on like we always loved our hourly evening catch ups just the next one we have can last forever? I promise I’ll look after your mum dad brother and jack always✨ Love you xxxx

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Danielle on The All New Monty

Danielle Armstrong made it her duty to ensure Sammy’s memory would not be forgotten.

On numerous occasions, she has gone public about Sammy’s story, including an appearance on fellow All New Monty star Victoria Derbyshire’s show back in July 2018 to discuss breast cancer awareness.

The Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation

Friends and family of Sammy set up the Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation after her passing, as both a memorial and tribute and to fundraise for her chosen charity Children with Cancer UK.

A team of runners just completed the London Marathon in honour of the foundation, raising over £24,000 doing so!

You can find out more about the Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation and how to donate through their Instagram @sammyjobrandonfoundation_.


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