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Stand up to Cancer logo.svg
Genre Charity telethon
Presented by Davina McCall
Dermot O'Leary (2018–)
Greg James (2018–)
Scarlett Moffatt (2018–)
Alan Carr (2012–16)
Christian Jessen (2012–14)
Adam Hills (2014–16)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3
Release
Original network Channel 4
Original release 19 October 2012 (2012-10-19) – present

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) is the UK version of Stand Up to Cancer, a US charitable television telethon, broadcast in 2012, 2014 and 2016 on the Channel 4 network in the United Kingdom, hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Adam Hills. By February 2015, the 2014 broadcast had raised £15,585,444 in pledges, in aid of cancer research.[1]

History[edit]

SU2C was formally launched on 27 May 2008 in the US by Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), and aims to raise significant funds for cancer research through online and televised efforts. The US programme is a telethon, where three of the major broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) broadcast to over 170 countries on 5 September 2008, raising over $100 million after that evening's broadcast.[2]

Three further telethons have been broadcast in USA on 10 September 2010, 7 September 2012 and 5 September 2014,[3] and were made available to more than 190 countries. To date, more than $261 million has been pledged to support SU2C’s innovative cancer research programs.[4] and 2014.[3] Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren.[5] All current members of the CFA were co-producers of the 2012 televised special. The late co-founder Laura Ziskin executive produced both the 5 September 2008 and 10 September 2010 broadcasts.

UK launch[edit]

In August 2012, Channel 4 and the UK cancer charity Cancer Research UK joined forces to launch a British version of ‘Stand Up To Cancer'.[4] This consisted of a season of factual, entertainment and health programming building up to a live telethon event on Friday 19 October 2012.

Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer of Channel 4, says: "Sadly most of us - more than 1 in 3 - will be touched by cancer at some point in our lives. Stand Up To Cancer is about doing what Channel 4 does best - focusing attention on an important issue using entertainment and comedy. We hope to raise vital funds for trials that could save lives." Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK's chief executive, says: "We want everyone in the UK to unite and stand up to this devastating disease. We've made incredible progress in the last 40 years but there's so much more to do. It's not just technology or knowledge that we need to win our fight to beat cancer - it's funding - and every pound we raise is a step closer to achieving our goal to beat this disease. We are entering the ‘golden age' of cancer research - but each and every one of us can stand up and make a difference right now to come together to raise vital funds for clinical research, accelerate progress and ultimately save more lives."[4]

Telethons[edit]

No. Broadcast date Broadcast total Total raised Presenters Channel 4 rating
(millions) (on average)
1 19 October 2012 £6,483,995[6] £8,011,722.62[7] Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Christian Jessen 1.2[8]
2 17 October 2014 £14,515,243[9] £15,585,444[1] Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Christian Jessen with Adam Hills 2.13
3 21 October 2016 £15,560,519 Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Adam Hills

2012 (19 October)[edit]

The 2012 telethon aired live on Channel 4 on Friday 19 October 2012 presented by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Christian Jessen, and was broadcast live from 19.30 until 00.00.[8]

The evening included, a special 8 Out of 10 Cats episode, a live edition of The Million Pound Drop and saw the cast of Made in Chelsea working in a branch of Tesco.[10]

Following its success, in 2013 Channel 4 announced that a second Stand Up to Cancer telethon would take place in 2014.[7]

2014 (17 October)[edit]

The 2014 telethon aired live on Channel 4 on Friday 17 October 2014, hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Christian Jessen, sponsored by AXA, BT and Scottish Power. The show was extended to start at 19.00 and continues until 02.00.

Clair Rowney, director of Stand Up to Cancer, said: "The Stand Up to Cancer animation truly captures the energy of this year’s campaign and shows how our fight against cancer is at a turning point. Stand Up to Cancer is an opportunity for the entire UK to come together to accelerate new cancer treatments to UK patients and save lives.[11]

Features[edit]

Alan Carr played Deal or no Deal for Stand up to Cancer, and raised £41,000.

Stars at Your Service[edit]

Stars at Your Service is a 2014 spin-off from the main Channel 4 telethon airing in four parts, presented by Alan Carr and Davina McCall with Paddy McGuinness providing the narration. The public could request celebrities via the programme's official website.[12]

Feeling Nuts Comedy Night[edit]

The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night was part of Stand up to Cancer's 2014 season and The Feeling Nuts Movement which raises awareness of testicular cancer. The show was hosted by Jack Whitehall and featured comedy sketches from One Direction, James Corden, Jimmy Carr, Cara Delevingne, and Men Behaving Badly.[17]

2015 (9 October)[edit]

SU2C returned on Friday 9 October 2015, but a telethon wasn't aired, just with a night of SU2C special editions of Channel 4's popular shows. The schedule, which ran from 20.00 to 23.25, followed as

2016 (21 October)[edit]

SU2C returned in October 2016. A telethon was confirmed in August 2016, airing on 21 October live on Channel 4.

One part of the telethon featured Noel Gallagher performing "Half the World Away" as tribute to comedian and actress Caroline Aherne, who had passed away from cancer earlier that year.[18]

Celebrity The Island with Bear Grylls[edit]

In April 2016, as part of Stand Up to Cancer UK, a celebrity edition of The Island would be made to raise money in air of Cancer Research UK. The series will see 10 celebrities live on the island for 2 weeks with the show airing for 60 minute episodes over the same week as the telethon night. Celebrities taking part were Aston Merrygold, Dawn Harper, Dom Joly, Josie Long, Karen Danczuk, Lydia Bright, Mark Jenkins, Ollie Locke, Thom Evans and Zöe Salmon

The Crystal Maze[edit]

A one-off special edition of The Crystal Maze was filmed for the SU2C 2016 at The Crystal Maze Live Experience in London, presented by Stephen Merchant, accompanied by a team of five celebrities, Sara Cox, Michelle Keegan, Rio Ferdinand, Josh Widdicombe and Jonnie Peacock and aired on 16 October. They won a total of £25,000 for Cancer Research UK in the Crystal Dome.

2017[edit]

SU2C returned on 3 November 2017 with celebrity specials of Channel 4 programmes.

Celebrity Hunted[edit]

It was confirmed in October 2017 that a celebrity addition of the Channel 4 series Celebrity Hunted would be made for Stand Up To Cancer. The series began airing on 10 October 2017 over 4 episodes.

The celebrities taking part were Gogglebox’s Stephanie and Dominic Parker, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing & Spencer Matthews, The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness & Siva Kaneswaran and Anneka Rice.

Celebrity First Dates[edit]

It was confirmed that another Celebrity edition of Celebrity First Dates would be made. Airing on 3 November 2017.

The celebrities taking part include 80’s singer Sinitta, MP for Lichfield Michael Fabricant, TV and Capital London Breakfast presenter Roman Kemp and TV presenter Jan Leeming.

Gogglebox: Celebrity Special[edit]

It was confirmed in October 2017, that Gogglebox: Celebrity Special would broadcast on 3 November 2017.

The celebrities that took part were Liam Gallagher, Jeremy Corbyn, Jessica Hynes, Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, Ed Sheeran, Big Narstie, Example and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

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