Matt Lucas and mum chuffed to join Celebrity Gogglebox for Stand Up to Cancer

The Great British Bake Off host Matt Lucas has signed up to join Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his mum Diane.

Speaking to The Mirror, the 47-year-old said: "Mum and I love Gogglebox so we’re extremely chuffed to be on the sofa together in support of the brilliant Stand Up To Cancer.”

Channel 4 show's Twitter account announced the news, tweeting: "Well, would you Lucas this!!

"@realmattlucas and his mum Diana are joining the #Gogglebox sofa THIS FRIDAY 15th October for @SU2CUK Celebrity Special!

"9pm on @Channel4 #StandUpToCancer".

Diane has had previous experience critiquing TV shows, as she has previously told Matt off for his popular comedy series Little Britain for being a “bit smutty”.

Matt previously revealed: "Some people said that Little Britain was a bit rude and mum was one of those who thought it was a bit smutty.”

Matt and Diane will be joining a whole host of other celebrities on Friday night’s Gogglebox special.

Earlier this week, Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney were announced as two of the latest stars ready to take to their sofas in aid of Stand Up to Cancer.

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Joining them will be actor Michael Sheen and his partner Anna Lundberg, as well as Graham Norton and Drag Race UK’s Michelle Visage.

On joining the cast, Graham said: “Cancer keeps robbing us of the most wonderful people so it’s an honour for Michelle and me to be taking our places on the hallowed Gogglebox sofa for this year’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

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“I dread to think what we’ll end up watching but it’s safe to say, some shade will be thrown.”

Michelle added: “I love Gogglebox and I adore Graham Norton, so this is my idea of sheer heaven.

“I lost both my adoptive and biological mothers to this awful disease so it’s incredibly important to me to support the amazing work Stand Up To Cancer do.

“Every penny raised goes towards finding cures for cancer so I hope we can help raise bucket loads of money.”

The special edition of the show will also feature some familiar faces as regulars Jenny and Lee, Pete and Sophie, Marcus and Mica and the Siddiqui family are also on the episode, which airs at 9pm.

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