New Idea can reveal Simone Callahan, Georgie Parker, Lynne McGranger, Casey Donovan, Lisa Curry, Ella Hooper, Rachel Finch and Nadia Bartel are the eight bold ladies who have been chosen!
Home and Away star Georgie is rallying friends and costars to come together in aid of this good cause.
“I hope the show manages to become a talking point about women’s health and well-being in general,” she tells New Idea.
“How could you say no to a chance like this? It’s daunting, but any chance you have of bringing awareness to breast cancer is worth doing.”
For Georgie’s Home and Away costar Lynne McGranger, it was even more personal than that. “My best friend Maudie, who lives in Perth, her daughter Nicky has battled breast cancer for the last nine years; we lost her a couple of weeks ago, just two days before her 49th birthday,” Lynne reveals.
“That being the case it was no brainer, I was always going to put my hand up and do what I could to further the cause of breast cancer awareness.”
Yoga enthusiast Simone Callahan and former wife of cricketing legend Shane Warne, agrees. “If I can help spread awareness and inspire women to look after their wellbeing and go and get themselves checked I think it’s a good thing,” Simone tells New Idea.
“Hopefully it will help women to be mindful of their bodies and take care of themselves especially as we get older.”
In charge of choreographer, Todd McKenney is back to get the women ready for their big moment, after whipping the men, which included Lisa’s son Jett Kenny and model Kris Smith, into shape for last year’s hit show.
With rehearsals in full swing the ladies are thinking about ahead to that one big night. “I’m actually nervous about getting very emotional on the night of the performance,” Georgie reveals. “Evocative music, good people, and of course the reason behind the show, can bring up a lot of ‘stuff.’”
But what will their families think of their ‘naked’ ambition? “My kids are happy I’m doing the show as they have had friends and family affected by breast cancer too so they know it’s an important cause to spread the message about breast cancer awareness,” mum of three Simone says.
Lynne agrees that those closest appreciate how important the cause is. “[My family] were very close to Nicky so they understand my reason for doing it,” Lynne says. “They think it’s wonderful.”
Georgie’s family also understand how important it is for her. “My family are thrilled,” she tells us. “And will no doubt be in the front row!”
To read more about the women participating in Ladies Night pick up this weeks copy of New Idea!