Celebrity Hunted: All you need to know about the SU2C show
Celebrity Hunted is back, pitting famous faces like Kem Cetinay and AJ Pritchard up against the Channel 4 show’s Hunters to raise money for cancer.
Last year’s winners, The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran, managed to win the first series and bag £100,000 for charity.
Here is all you need to know about the celebrity special including when it’s on, what is Celebrity Hunted and Stand Up To Cancer, and who are the contestants.
Channel 4’s Celebrity Hunted special returns for a second series for Stand Up to Cancer
When is Celebrity Hunted on?
The first episode of Celebrity Hunted aired on Channel 4 at 9.15pm on Tuesday, October 16.
Five episodes of Celebrity Hunted have been commissioned. They will be broadcast every Tuesday at 9.15pm, after Great British Bake Off.
The episodes last an hour and ten minutes each, with the programme ending at 10.25pm.
What is Celebrity Hunted?
Celebrity Hunted is a special version of the Channel 4 series, Hunted. In the Stand Up 4 Charity version, eight celebrities in four pairs try to evade the Hunters, to raise money to fight cancer.
The official synopsis for this year’s show reads: ‘Eight famous faces, including Dom Joly, Vicky Pattison, Olympian Louis Smith and Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ Pritchard turn fugitive and attempt to evade capture for 14 days, all in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.
‘Love Island’s Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay are the first pair to feel the heat from the hunters, when a text message to their burner phone exposes their hideout in Wales.
Who are the celebrity contestants?
Eight celebrities are involved in the charity version of the Channel 4 programme. The pairs are:
Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay
The bromance from the third series of Love Island take part in the cat-and-mouse game, trying to evade the hot-shot investigators. The pair said they signed up for the show because they ‘love doing stuff together’.
The pair quickly endeared themselves to the nation with their slow-witted interactions. At one point, Kem asked Chris: ‘What are those big fans’ while looking at a wind turbine farm.
Kay Burley and Johnny Mercer MP
Sky News reader Kay Burley has partnered with former Britsh Army captain and Tory MP Johnny Mercer, who after becoming a show fugitive quickly had to run to Parliament to vote in an important Brexit trade vote, much to the Hunters’ disbelief.
Dom Joly and Vicky Pattison
Comedian and prankster Dom Joly is on the run with reality TV star Vicky Pattison, most famous for her appearances on Geordie Shore and being crowned Queen of the Jungle on the fifteenth series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!.
Louis Smith and AJ Pritchard
Strictly Come Dancing dancer AJ Pritchard has teamed up with the 2012 winner of the BBC show and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith. The professional dancer told MailOnline that he had no doubts about appearing on the Channel 4 show: ‘I would jump at any opportunity to do any work for Stand Up To Cancer. If they ask me to do anything it will always be a yes,’ he said.
‘I do have personal reasons for doing it: the lady that helped fund and allow me to become the dancer I am today passes away so suddenly from cancer.
What is Stand Up to Cancer?
Stand Up to Cancer is the annual fundraising campaign that raises money to speed-up ‘progress in life-saving cancer research.
The campaign funds research and is a brainchild of Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
A key mission of SU2C is to initiate ‘collaboration by allowing scientists and researchers across institutions and disciplines to come together and work toward a shared goal: beating cancer