The multi award-winning Gogglebox returns once again with a very special celebrity edition for Stand Up To Cancer. Spice Girl and patron of Women’s Aid, Melanie B MBE and her pal, comedian, writer and TV presenter, Ruby Wax are the final famous faces joining the famous sofa tonight as part of Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up To Cancer spectacular.
This very special edition of the ever-popular TV review programme will see Melanie & Ruby join other famous faces including Tom Daley & his husband Dustin Lance Black, Gordon Ramsay and his daughter Tilly, and best pals, Charlotte Church & Luke Evans as they pass judgement on a vast array of TV goodness. Between their own cutting remarks, tears and laughter will be the views of Britain’s favourite opinionated viewers; the regular Gogglebox households including Jenny and Lee, Pete and Sophie, Marcus and Mica, and the Siddiquis.
In recent years, the famous sofa dwellers supporting the campaign have included Naomi Campbell, Noel Gallagher, the cast of Line of Duty, Graham Norton, Michelle Visage, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Coogan, Liam Gallagher, Jamie Dornan, Ed Sheeran, Big Narstie, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Danny and Dani Dyer.
Mel B: “Cancer touches so many peoples’ lives. My big, strong, beautiful dad was just 63 when he died after a long battle with multiple myeloma cancer. I miss him every single day. He loved to watch telly and he loved to laugh, so I’m doing this for him and for everyone else out there who has lost someone to cancer.”
Launched in the UK in 2012, the RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. More than £93 million has been raised in the UK to date, funding 64 clinical trials and projects involving more than 13,000 cancer patients.
To find out more or to donate, please visit channel4.com/su2c. 100% of your donation goes to Cancer Research UK in support of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime. All of us can support the research that will beat it.
Gogglebox is a Studio Lambert production for Channel 4. The Executive Producers are Mike Cotton, Victoria Ray, Leon Campbell and Sophie Lloyd.
GOGGLEBOX: CELEBRITY SPECIAL FOR STAND UP TO CANCER IS ON CHANNEL 4 ON FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER AT 9PM