The only thing better than a cancer research fundraiser is one that is all over the globe!!
Gwyneth Paltrow has signed on in the U.S. to bring the Stand Up For Cancer telethon to our TVs, but what we didn't know was that she's also doing a week of programming culminating in a four-hour TV spectacular featuring music and comedy to raise money to go towards fighting cancer in the UK!
Here's what Channel 4 over across the pond had to say:
”This is a huge commitment for Channel 4 and will be the biggest thing of its kind on UK TV after [BBC charity appeal] Comic Relief. The idea is to provide an upbeat and fun night of programming that touches people and gets them reaching for their credit cards. We are slowly adding more names to the high-profile cast we will have doing things on the night. It will be all about having fun but with a serious cause attached.”
The show will air in October is expected to include Ricky Gervais, Peter Andre and illusionist Derren Brown and many more.
We all know Gwyneth has the pull to get the fame!
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