A HUGE fundraiser for Cancer Research has smashed previous records after rasing £117,000.

Organisers of Clacton Relay For Life celebrated with a special party at the Princes Theatre on Friday.

Some of the male relayers took to the stage to re-enact the famous dance scene from blockbuster film The Full Monty and cheekily revealed the £117,389.49 grand total...on the backs of their underpants.

The previous record was £110,200 set in 2015.

Full Monty and Only Fools and Horses star Paul Barber was VIP special guest on the night and introduced the daring dance routine.

The relay took place at Little Clacton’s Parish Playing Fields in July. More than 30 teams took part in the 24-hour non-stop relay.

Ninety-three men, women and children – all wearing special T-shirts bearing the word Survivor – had opened the event.

It was the highest number of survivors to take part in the relay since it started in 2010.

Relay chairman Jane Smith said: “Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life is about being part of a community united in the belief that together we are a stronger than cancer and we can make a stand against the disease.

“We had over 750 people of all ages take part this year and they raised funds in a variety of ways.

“Everyone did an amazing job and they should all feel very proud at what we as a small seaside community have achieved. There are nearly 50 relay events that take place across the UK each year and we are very proud of the fact that Clacton is one of the top five.”

She added: “All the teams came together to celebrate their fundraising achievements in July and the wrap party was another opportunity to finally celebrate our record breaking total once it was revealed in that special unique way.”

Awards were given out to every team which took part.

A special award was also presented to the relay team from Cancer Research UK and Little Clacton Parish Council.

The event has now raised a whopping £622,500 since it started in 2010.