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Sophie Morgan joins the Celebrity Bake Off line-up for Stand Up To Cancer 2022

TV presenter and disability activist Sophie Morgan will be taking part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). The show will feature 20 celebrities who will be split into groups of four going head-to-head in the five-episode charity special.

Who is Sophie Morgan?

Sophie Morgan in her wheelchair in London by the Thames

Sophie Morgan is a British journalist, TV presenter, artist and disability activist. She became a wheelchair user in 2003 after suffering a T6 spinal cord injury following a road traffic accident.

She is best known for presenting the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Channel 4. Plus, she presented coverage of the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships in Portugal.

She is also a guest panellist on Loose Women, has fronted her own Channel 4 series Living Wild: How to Change your Life and hosted the consumer series Luxury for Less.

Sophie has also led ground-breaking documentaries such as The World’s Worst Place to be Disabled?, Dispatches and Unreported World.

Furthermore, Sophie is an ambassador for Leonard Cheshire’s international work. In November 2019, she travelled to Kenya to find out more about Leonard Cheshire’s projects, which included her visiting the local office of the Association for Disabled People of Kenya (ADPK).

Find out more about Sophie Morgan and her career and personal life by reading our interview with her.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 for SU2C line up

Sophie Morgan and a host of other celebrities will try their hand at baking to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer in The Great Celebrity Bake Off.

Each episode will feature four new celebrities taking on three challenges – the Signature, the Technical, and the Showstopper, hoping to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

The 19 celebrities joining Sophie Morgan in the Bake Off tent will be:

  • Alex Horne – comedian and musician
  • Annie Mac – broadcaster and DJ
  • Ben Miller – actor
  • Clara Amfo – broadcaster
  • Ed Gamble – comedian and podcaster
  • Ellie Goulding – singer
  • Emma Willis – TV presenter
  • Example – musician
  • Gareth Malone – choirmaster and broadcaster
  • Katherine Kelly – actor
  • Laura Whitmore – TV presenter
  • Mawaan Rizwan – actor
  • Sir Mo Farah – Olympic gold-medallist
  • Motsi Mabuse – Strictly judge and dancer
  • Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and TV presenter
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman – actor
  • Yung Filly – comedian and musician
  • Matt Lucas (replacement) – actor, comedian and Bake Off presenter

Fundraising for Stand Up To Cancer

The celebrities are taking part in the show to encourage the public to host their charity bake sale, raising funds for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising campaign created by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, bringing the UK together to speed up life-saving cancer research.

The money raised for SU2C takes developments in the lab and accelerates them into new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them. It’s set an ambitious target to ensure 3 in 4 people in the UK survive their cancer by 2034.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off will start on Tuesday 22nd March at 8pm on Channel 4. Check out the previous series on All4.

By Emma Purcell

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Emma Purcell

Editor & Writer at Disability Horizons. Blogger at Rock For Disability. Loves live music, comedy, acting, chocolate and is a Harry Potter fanatic.
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