And we mean COMPLETELY starkers - apart from a strategically placed hand to cover his modesty, obvs.
Whipping his kit off for the November issue of the magazine, James is doing his bit to raise awareness of male cancer for Cancer Research UK.
Taking his risque shoot in his stride, inside Cosmo James says he "isn't shy" when it comes to getting naked as it's not the first time he's stripped off for the cameras.
Cast your minds back to TOWIE's last series and James' back, sack and crack ordeal... need we say more!
Recalling his trip to the salon, the Essex boy tells the mag it gave him a "new appreciation" for what us girls go through on a regular basis.
Daring to bare all for a worthy cause, James also hopes his nude shots will help to promote awareness for male cancer.
Explaining why he holds the cause closely to him, James said: "Cancer Research is close to my heart because my grandad died of cancer; sadly it affects everyone in some way. I've not had any scares before but I did have a mole removed once – you have to be careful and look out for changes to your body and skin."
James' latest shoot comes after he has been filming for the TOWIE two-part special in Ibiza.
While overseas on the island, James has been partying up a storm with his co-stars and was even spotted putting on a very amorous display with girlfriend Danielle Armstrong.
TOWIE returns to our screens on Wednesday 8 October on new channel ITVBe and following the first episode the cast will join Mark Wright for a one-off spinoff show to talk all things Ibiza and dish the behind-the-scenes goss.
James posed for the November issue of Cosmopolitan to raise awareness of male cancer for Cancer Research UK. Cosmopolitan is also available in digital edition on Apple Newsstand
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