Mel B on paying tribute to late father in Celebrity Gogglebox: 'I miss him every single day'

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28 Oct 2022, 09:46

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Mel B is the latest celebrity announced for the Stand Up To Cancer Gogglebox special and has revealed she is taking part in memory of her late father.

The singer gave a nod to her Spice Girl roots appearing on the episode in leopard print alongside comedian Ruby Wax and her involvement in the show comes after her father, Martin, passed away from cancer in 2017.

Speaking about taking part in the Stand Up To Cancer special, Mel B said (via Daily Mail): “I miss him every single day. He loved to watch telly and he loved to laugh, so I'm doing this for him and for everyone else out there who has lost someone.”

Earlier this year, the singer paid tribute to her father when she visited his grave after she was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list.

She received the honour for her services to domestic violence survivors, and in a social media post, explained she had promised her dad on his death bed that she would leave her abusive husband- which she did in 2017.

Chef Gordon Ramsey and his daughter Tilly, who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing last year, will also be joining the line up for Gogglebox Stand Up To Cancer. The pair will be making their debut on the show on Friday (28th October).

In a statement, Gordon and Tilly said: "We're always happy to support the superb work that Stand Up to Cancer do, and despite our TV tastes being polar opposites, we had a lot of fun filming this very special episode of Gogglebox.”

The continued: “Every penny raised goes towards finding cures for cancer so I hope we can help raise bucketloads of money.”

Elsewhere in the special, Welsh legends Charlotte Church and Luke Evans will be sitting down on the sofa to watch some telly.

Gogglebox Stand Up To Cancer special airs 28th October at 9pm on Channel 4.