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Stars stand Up To Cancer

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The Last Leg presenter Adam Hills joined a stellar line-up of famous face to support Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign as part of a moving film to launch this year’s appeal.

Ade Adepitan, Charlene White, Nick Grimshaw, Joel Dommett and Robert Rinder appear in the footage alongside Hills as they explain how cancer has affected their family and friends.

Adam Hills lost his father to the illness. He said: “I am standing up to cancer for my dad, who dealt with cancer for so much of his life – first stomach cancer, then leukaemia.

“I am standing up for him and for all the people going through cancer who share their stories with bravery, humility and courage.”

Since being launched in the UK nine years ago Stand Up To Cancer has raised over £84million to fund clinical trials and projects.

This year’s appeal is rounded off tonight, Friday October 17, with a six-hour telethon on Channel 4 which includes a special celebrity edition of Gogglebox as well as appearances by Usain Bolt, Olivia Colman, Liam Payne, James Blunt, The Jonas Brothers, Rosie Jones, The Derry Girls, Liam Gallagher, Jack Black, Stephen Mangan, Sigrid, David Oyelowo, Martin Freeman, Peter Crouch, Jamie Oliver, Tom Parker, Roman Kemp and Dermot Kennedy,

One in Two of us will develop cancer, make a donation now to beat the odds.

Stand Up To Cancer is on Channel 4 tonight, Friday October 15, from 7.30pm and available afterwards on All 4.