The sky’s the limit for the brave celebrities taking part in Don’t Look Down – TV’s scariest challenge show in aid of Stand Up to Cancer.
Host and team leader Paddy McGuinness is joined by soap legend Beverley Callard, former footballer Anton Ferdinand, presenter and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, sports pundit and Love Island finalist Chris Hughes, French football icon David Ginola, adventurer and motoring expert Charley Boorman, TikTok star GK Barry, content creator and comedian Fats Timbo and Olympic champion cyclist and jockey Victoria Pendleton, as they try to master the vertigo-inducing art of highwire walking.
Over five episodes, we’ll follow the famous faces as they complete a training camp in the Austrian Alps, put through their paces by the world’s foremost authorities in high wire walking. Harnesses at the ready, the gang are thrown in the deep end to try and conquer their fears through a string of physically and mentally demanding exercises and stunts designed to transform them from total beginners to those capable of scaling great heights.
Each member of the Don’t Look Down team has been touched by cancer in some way and is determined to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. As part of their emotional journey on the show, they share personal stories about how the devastating disease has impacted and reshaped their lives.
At the end of training, the ultimate test awaits Paddy and the gang as they’re tasked with tackling a never-before-attempted feat: highwire walking across the London Stadium, home of the 2012 Olympics. Will they be able to shake off their nerves, or will it go to the wire? One thing’s for sure, they’ll have to remember one key piece of 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.
Don’t Look Down for SU2C on Channel 4, stream and watch live from Tuesday 10th October at 9.30pm
See below for interviews with Paddy McGuinness and the celebrity highwire walkers.