A joint venture between Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK, the national fundraising campaign Stand Up To Cancer returns this Autumn.
In the aim to fight cancer, the RTS award-winning Stand Up To Cancer resumes tradition with a live-special with stars all across entertainment, sport and music rallying together to raise money for life saving research.
Maya Jama (The Circle), Alan Carr (Chatty Man) and Adam Hills (The Last Leg) will be presenting this year’s live extravaganza, which will be filled to the brim with an array of humorous sketches and tear-jerking awareness shorts.
In the run up to the live-special, Channel 4 has announced several of their key programmes will receive a Stand Up To Cancer makeover, including Celebrity First Dates, Celebrity Gogglebox, and Celebrity Hunted, as well as a more recent Channel 4 commission Celebrity Call Centre.
Celebrity Call Centre showcases a helpline unlike any other. Open to the nation and staffed by celebrities, callers will be able to ask the celebs for their advice on a range of dilemmas, who will also open up about their own past challenges.
Manning the phone lines will be singer-songwriter Kimberley Walsh, I’m a Celeb winner Georgia Toffolo (Made in Chelsea), comedian Mo Gilligan (The Big Narstie Show), reality star Kim Woodburn, dancer & choreographer Louie Spence, presenter Rachel Riley (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown) and actor Tyger Drew-Honey (Cuckoo).
“Stand Up to Cancer has grown into the most ambitious TV event on Channel 4, raising many millions of pounds to fund groundbreaking cancer trials,” said Ed Havard, Channel 4’s Head of Entertainment. “We are hugely grateful to all the stars involved in this campaign, and of course to the public who have donated so generously."
With its launch in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer has raised over £38 million in the UK, leading to the funding of 35 projects, trials and translational research with approximately 8,000 cancer patients currently participating or due to do so.
The live extravaganza for Stand Up To Cancer will air on Friday 26th October on Channel 4.