Danny Dyer and daughter Dani appear on a Gogglebox charity special

Celebrity Googlebox, Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer

EastEnders star Danny Dyer and his Love Island winner daughter Dani share the sofa as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

EastEnders star Danny Dyer and his Love Island winning daughter Dani will be sticking their feet up and doing a spot of channel hopping when they appear on a special celebrity edition of Gogglebox this Friday night.

It is screening as part of Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK's annual Stand Up To Cancer campaign, which has raised more than £38 million to fund research into new cancer treatments since it was launched in 2012.

"Dani and I had such a laugh filming Gogglebox and hope we can raise bucket loads of money for Stand Up To Cancer as it’s such a wonderful cause," says Danny who is normally on the gogglebox as Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter. "Cancer is affecting too many of us and we need to pull together and put a stop to it."

Dani, who along with her joint Love Island winning boyfriend Jack Fincham is to appear in a forthcoming spin-off reality TV series, adds:  "I absolutely love Gogglebox and couldn’t be more excited to be on it with my dad. I’m just hoping we don’t have to watch any of the antiques programmes he’s always watching... but I guess as it’s for Stand Up To Cancer, which is such an amazing cause, I can let it slide!"

Other famous faces who have shared the sofa for Gogglebox in the name of charity include Naomi Campbell and Noel Gallagher to Jamie Dornan and Nick Frost, Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, Jeremy Corbyn and Boy George to pop stars Olly Murs and Niall Horan and comedian Miranda Hart and her real life mother, Diana.

Stand Up To Cancer is on Friday 26th October from 7:00pm on Channel 4

To find out more about fundraising activities visit Standuptocancer.org.uk or channel4.com/SU2C

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