Vigil stars Suranne Jones and Adam James will appear on the special (Image: Channel 4)
A slew of celebrities will be showcasing the very best of British television in a new Gogglebox special.
At the “Stand Up To Cancer” special, comedians and actors meet up with some of our favorite Gogglebox regulars for a good cause.
It’s a different cast of celebs than the show’s celebrity series, many of whom are first-time appearing.
While some of real partners and family members will join in, others will be enjoying a TV commercial with their co-stars.
Suranne Jones and Adam James
Vigil co-stars Suranne Jones and Adam James will share their views on TV for the week after their BBC drama wowed the nation.
Suranne said, “Cancer affects far too many of us and the work of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign is incredible.
Adam added, “As a longtime fan of the show, I’m thrilled to be added to the prestigious list of Stand Up To Cancer goggleboxers alongside the wonderful Suranne.
“Since every second one of us will develop cancer in the course of our lives, it is so important for all of us to collect vital resources and really make a difference.”
Matt Lucas and his mother Diane
Comedian Matt Lucas will be spending some time with his mother Diane for the show.
He said, “Mum and I love Gogglebox, so we’re really excited to be sitting on the sofa together to support the brilliant Stand Up To Cancer.”
We hope they will watch the new episodes of Great British Bake Off together.
Graham Norton and Michelle Visage
Drag Race UK judges Graham Norton and Michelle Visage certainly won’t hold back with the show.
Chat show host Graham said, “Cancer keeps robbing us of the most wonderful people, so Michelle and I are honored to take our seats on the sacred Gogglebox sofa for this year’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign .
“I’m afraid to think what we’ll see in the end, but it’s safe to say that some shadow will be cast.”
Former Strictly star Michelle added, “I love gogglebox and I adore Graham Norton so this is my idea of pure heaven.
“I lost both my adoptive mother and my birth mother to this terrible disease, so supporting the amazing work of Stand Up To Cancer is incredibly important to me.
“Every penny taken goes towards finding cures for cancer, so I hope we can help raise tons of money.”
Michael Sheen and his partner Anna Lundberg
Good Omens star Michael Sheen and his partner Anna have certainly been as busy as anything since welcoming their daughter Lyra last year.
But the two definitely want to take some time off to voice their opinions on TV of the week – and we’re so ready.
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Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney
Comedians Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney will also hit their couches to weigh in on TV.
“This Way Up” star Aisling said: “I am more than happy to support Stand Up To Cancer. [fighting] a disease that has affected too many people, including my loved ones.
“This is particularly necessary this year as health services and workers were under heavy strain during the pandemic. It’s been a lazy couple of years; I hope that what we increase can help reduce even a small fraction of the lead. ‘
Meanwhile, siblings Pete and Sophie Sandiford, the Siddiqui family, and Marcus Luther and Mica Ven will be part of the celebrity cast.
Stand Up To Cancer will air on Friday, October 15 at 7:30 pm on Channel 4. To donate to Stand Up To Cancer, go to channel4.com/SU2C. 100% of your donation will go to Cancer Research UK to support the SU2C campaign.
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