'Celebrity Gogglebox': Who's taking part in the 'Stand Up To Cancer' special?

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Famous TV fans join the charity fundraiser. (Channel 4)
Famous TV fans join the charity fundraiser. (Channel 4)

It's the highlight of Stand Up To Cancer each year, and Celebrity Gogglebox is back for the 2021 fundraiser at 7:30pm.

Channel 4's telly review show, which sees viewers give their opinions on the week's TV from the comfort of their sofas, will feature a new line-up of famous armchair critics.

As well as the celebrities, some of Gogglebox's favourite regulars will take part, including the Siddiqui family, best friends Jenny and Lee, siblings Sophie and Pete, and couple Marcus and Mica.

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Here's who'll be starring in Celebrity Gogglebox.

Matt Lucas and mum Diana

Pictured: Matt Lucas and mum Diana.
Matt Lucas is joined by his mum. (Channel 4)

The comedian and Bake Off host will be joined by his mum Diana on the sofa.

Lucas 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."

Graham Norton and Michelle Visage

Pictured: Graham Norton and Michelle Visage.
Graham Norton and Michelle Visage react to the telly highlights. (Channel 4)

Chat show host Graham Norton is on a different couch to usual, and his celebrity guest Michelle Visage will be watching alongside him rather than answering his questions.

Norton 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."

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Visage 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."

Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney

Pictured: Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney.
Comedians Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney team up. (Channel 4)

Comedy stars Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney are teaming up to give their views for Gogglebox.

This Way Up star Bea 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.”

Michael Sheen and Anna Lundberg

Pictured: Michael Sheen and Anna Lundberg.
Michael Sheen stars with partner Anna Lundberg. (Channel 4)

Actor Michael Sheen and his partner Anna Lundberg will be relaxing in front of the TV for the celebrity special.

They said: ”Supporting a brilliant cause like Stand Up To Cancer means such a lot to us both. The fact that we can sit on the sofa and watch TV – some of it slightly questionable – is a definite bonus. 

"We had such fun filming and are delighted that we can join the Gogglebox families in playing our part this year.”

Adam James and Suranne Jones

Pictured: Adam James and Suranne Jones.
The 'Vigil' stars turn viewers. (Channel 4)

Vigil was regularly featured in the main series of Gogglebox, and now the submarine drama's stars Adam James and Suranne Jones are getting their chance to turn the tables.

Jones 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."

James 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."

Aitch and Kalvin Phillips

Pictured: (L-R) Aitch and Kalvin Phillips.
Aitch and Kalvin Phillips will put team loyalties aside. (Channel 4)

Teaming up to support the show are rapper Aitch and Leeds United footballer Kalvin Phillips.

Phillips said of appearing with the Manchester musician: "Team rivalries aside, I’m really looking forward to watching telly with Aitch and hope we can help raise as much money as possible for Stand Up To Cancer.”

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Aitch added: “I spent a lot of my time in lockdown watching Gogglebox so it’s going to be very surreal being on one of the famous sofas. 

"Despite the fact he plays for Leeds, it’ll be great fun kicking back with Kalvin, especially for such a great cause like Stand Up To Cancer… but we’ll be keeping football chat well out of it!”

Celebrity Gogglebox airs as part of Stand Up To Cancer on Friday, 15 October from 7.30pm on Channel 4

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