A whole host of celebs are set to give their takes on the best of British TV in a new Gogglebox special.
The Stand Up To Cancer special will see comedians and actors come together with some of our favourite Gogglebox regulars for a good cause.
It’s a different cast of celebs to the Celebrity series of the show, with many of them appearing for the first time.
While some will be joined by real-life partners and family members, others will enjoy a spot of telly with their co-stars.
Suranne Jones and Adam James
Vigil co-stars Suranne Jones and Adam James will give their takes on the week’s TV after their BBC drama hooked the nation.
Suranne said: ‘Cancer affects way too many of us and the work being done by the Stand Up To Cancer campaign is incredible, so Adam and I are delighted to be involved.’
Adam added: ‘As a longstanding fan of the show, I am thrilled to be joining the esteemed list of Stand Up To Cancer Goggleboxers alongside the marvellous Suranne.
‘With one in two of us developing cancer in our lifetime, it’s so important for us to all join together raising vital funds and really make a difference.’
Matt Lucas and his mum Diane
Comedian Matt Lucas will be spending some quality time with his mum Diane for the show.
He said: ‘Mum and I love Gogglebox so we’re extremely chuffed to be on the sofa together in support of the brilliant Stand Up To Cancer.’
Here’s hoping they’ll catch the new episodes of Great British Bake Off together.
Graham Norton and Michelle Visage
Drag Race UK judges Graham Norton and Michelle Visage are surely not set to hold back on the show.
Chat show host Graham said: ‘Cancer keeps robbing us of the most wonderful people so it’s an honour for Michelle and me to be taking our places on the hallowed Gogglebox sofa for this year’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign.
‘I dread to think what we’ll end up watching but it’s safe to say, some shade will be thrown.’
Former Strictly star Michelle added: ‘I love Gogglebox and I adore Graham Norton, so this is my idea of sheer heaven.
‘I lost both my adoptive and biological mothers to this awful disease so it’s incredibly important to me to support the amazing work Stand Up To Cancer do.
‘Every penny raised goes towards finding cures for cancer so I hope we can help raise bucket loads of money.’
Michael Sheen and his partner Anna Lundberg
Good Omens star Michael Sheen and his partner Anna have surely been as busy as anything since they welcomed their daughter Lyra last year.
But the pair are definitely keen to take some time out to give their opinions on the week’s TV – and we’re so ready.
Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney
Comedians Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney will also take to their sofas to weigh in on the telly.
This Way Up star Aisling said: ‘I am more than happy to be supporting Stand Up To Cancer, [fighting] a disease which has touched too many people including my loved ones.
‘It’s especially necessary this year given how much strain health services and workers have been under during the pandemic. It’s been a rotten couple of years; I hope what we raise can help take even a small bit of the edge off.’
Meanwhile, joining the celeb cast will be siblings Pete and Sophie Sandiford, the Siddiqui family, and Marcus Luther and Mica Ven.
Stand Up To Cancer is on Channel 4 on Friday 15th October from 7.30pm. To donate to Stand Up To Cancer, go to channel4.com/SU2C. 100% of your donation goes to Cancer Research UK in support of the SU2C campaign.
Credit: Original article published here.