Coleen said: “Linda facing cancer has made me feel I need to accept myself and be happy.
“That started from Bernie dying initially and, with Linda now, it makes you think life is too short to worry about my bingo wings. I might not be here next year.
“It gives you a great perspective on life and things that used to trouble and worry me I think, ‘Well I’m still here, touch wood’.”
3. Andrea McLean: C-section and hysterectomy scars
“Having so many procedures has left my stomach with a number of brutal scars, and this photo shoot is the first time I’ve revealed all of them.
“I was terrified beforehand, but afterwards I felt so liberated.”
4. Stacy Solomon: Botox and surgery give unrealistic expectations
Stacey said: “These days, when I scroll through Instagram and Twitter, I see loads of perfect-looking people.
“I can recognise that it’s most likely down to Botox and surgery, but I worry many young girls can’t.
“That’s why when I do photo shoots, I get angry if there’s a lot of airbrushing.
“I feel a responsibility to be honest about who I am and say: ‘Sod it, these are my wobbly little muffin tops and I don’t particularly like them, but they are part of me and I’m proud of them’.”
5. Janet Street-Porter: Age is no barrier
Janet said: “My agent nearly died when I told her I was going to strip off and be photographed with women much younger than me.
“She thought it was highly risky, that it might make me look a bit desperate.
“Well, judge for yourself. Here I am, complete with cellulite, a non-existent waist and small, slightly droopy boobs.”
6. Saira Khan: Teenage sexual assault
Saira said: “Because of my culture, I was taught from a young age that you should never draw attention to your body, and I was expected to wear conservative clothing like the rest of my family.
“But it was an incident (when I was 13) that really impacted my relationship with my body.
“That one-off incident (when I was assaulted by an uncle) left me reeling. My parents taught me that if my body was covered I’d be respected, but I wasn’t.”
7. Nadia Sawahla: Overeating was an addiction
Nadia said: “While going to a family meeting with my husband Mark at The Priory for his alcoholism, I saw an ad for Overeaters Anonymous.
“I didn’t even know that kind of thing existed, but they’re all around the world.
“It completely changed the way I thought about food.”
8. Linda Robson: Proud of weight loss
Linda said: “I never normally take my clothes off – even for my husband. But I’ve gone sugar free and I’ve lost 17 pounds – so I’m feeling better than I have in years.
“I’m far from body confident, but I think it’s really important to show these pictures to inspire all women to appreciate their body at any age.”
9. Jane Moore: Lumps and bumps
Jane said: “I’m skinny but I have lumps and bumps. I have a C-section scar, crepe-ing on my tummy.
“It’s a couple of kids and it’s life. I’m kind of happy with that.
“This shoot has been an eye opener – I thought about my body in a different way. Having the rest of the girls together, it’s great. It was a fantastic experience.”