The brave celebrities taking on TV’s scariest challenge show in aid of Stand Up To Cancer have been revealed.
Joining host and team leader Paddy McGuinness on Don’t Look Down, are soap legend Beverley Callard, footballer Anton Ferdinand, presenter and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, sports presenter and Love Island finalist Chris Hughes and French football icon David Ginola.
Also training for the most vertigo-inducing high wire walk imaginable are adventurer and motoring expert Charley Boorman, TikTok star GK Barry, content creator and comedian Fats Timbo and Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton.
Paddy McGuiness comments: “This team is outstanding. Everyone has come together and is giving their all at our training camp in the Austrian Alps. I’m not sure if we’re quite ready to tackle the high wire, but we’re definitely going to give it our best shot.”
The team have all been touched by cancer and are hoping to raise a substantial sum for Stand Up To Cancer. They are currently undertaking a summer training camp in the Austrian Alps, tutored by the world’s foremost experts in high wire walking. They are being coached to conquer their fears as they face a series of physically and mentally demanding training exercises and tasks designed to transform them from total beginners to those capable of scaling the heights. It’s an emotional journey as they attempt to overcome their individual anxieties whilst reflecting on the impact cancer has had on their lives.
At the end of training, Paddy will lead the group as they tackle a feat never before attempted in a final secret challenge that has yet to be revealed. All they must remember is the key advice: Don’t Look Down!
Don’t Look Down is a 5x60’ series in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Steven Handley, commissioning editor, Entertainment with Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events. It is produced by South Shore and the executive producers are Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie, Caroline Davies and Rebecca McLaughlin.
Notes to Editors:
About Stand Up To Cancer (UK)
- Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research
- Supported by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) in the US and launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, turning academic breakthroughs in the labs into new treatments that make a real difference for people with cancer.
- More than £93 million has been raised in the UK to date, funding 64 clinical trials and projects involving more than 13,000 cancer patients
- Research projects include the development of pioneering technology to detect super low levels of cancerous DNA in blood to improve the way we diagnose ovarian cancer, developing a new immunotherapy drug to boost the power of the immune system against cancer, exploring an entirely new approach to treating bowel cancer, and much more
- Stars such as Naomi Campbell, Noel Gallagher, Tom Hardy, Gillian Anderson, Idris Elba, Andy Murray, James Corden, Martin Freeman, Jamie Oliver, Richard Ayoade, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy, Danny Dyer, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Lily James, Rosamund Pike, Sophie Turner, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Maya Jama, Joe Lycett and Roman Kemp are just some of the talent who have supported Stand Up To Cancer