Channel 4 has revealed its programming in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, from the main event peppered with famous faces, to Celebrity Gogglebox, to Rhod Gilbert’s A Pain In The Neck.
Presenter Davina McCall and comedians Rhod Gilbert, Adam Hills, Joe Lycett and Munya Chawawa will be taking the lead on the live 90-minute fundraising extravaganza.
Among the special guests are Strictly legend Oti Mabuse, The Good Wife star Cush Jumbo, and Ghosts’ Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Charlotte Ritchie.
The special will culminate with a SU2C Comedy Roast featuring comedians Ellie Taylor, Danny Beard, and Nish Kumar, with Lycett, McCall and Gilbert also getting involved. Comedians Sara Barron, Thanyia Moore, Bobby Mair, Harriet Kemsley, Fatiha El-Ghorri and Larry Dean will also feature in a ‘roast roulette’.
The programme will be followed by Sean Lock: Lockipedia, Lock’s 2010 comedy special. One of Channel 4’s most loved comedians, Lock died from cancer back in 2021. The showing will serve as a reminder of his talent and a celebration of his life.
Alongside his hosting duties, Gilbert will present a personal documentary, Rhod Gilbert: A Pain in the Neck, detailing his personal battle with stage four neck and head cancer. The story will be told largely through Gilbert's own vlog diaries, with his sardonic humour injected throughout. The exact date is yet to be announced, but the documentary will air in the days preceding the Stand Up To Cancer live show.
Additional programming includes Celebrity Gogglebox. Previous celebrity pairings include Gordon Ramsey and his daughter Tilly, Drag Race’s Michelle Visage and Graham Norton, and pop icons Ed Sheeran and Anne Marie. This year’s line up is yet to be confirmed.
The ongoing Don’t Look Down for SU2C will have its finale in the days before the live show, with the likes of Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness, Olympian Victoria Pendleton and Love Island star Chris Hughes putting their training to the test to see whether they will be able to brave walking on a wire 100 meters off the ground.
The 90-minute Stand Up To Cancer special will air on Channel 4 on 3 November 2023.
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