Kimberly Wyatt, renowned singer and former member of the Pussycat Dolls, has candidly opened up about her father's ongoing battle with terminal lung cancer. During an appearance on ITV's Lorraine, Wyatt expressed her feelings of heaviness and hopelessness as her father's condition deteriorates. The singer also revealed her involvement in a high-wire challenge on Channel 4's Don't Look Down: Stand Up The Cancer, hoping to help raise awareness for the disease.
Speaking to guest host Ranvir Singh, Kimberly Wyatt shared that cancer has been part of her life for a long time, and currently, her father is losing the fight against lung cancer. She described the emotional burden of the situation, expressing feelings of heaviness and hopelessness. Nonetheless, she emphasized her willingness to participate in the high-wire challenge, recognizing its potential to make a difference.
The high-wire challenge also featured Love Islander Chris Hughes, who joined Wyatt on the Lorraine segment. Hughes, who has a personal connection to the disease through his cousin and brother's experiences with testicular cancer, highlighted the impact of raising awareness. He revealed that his brother underwent a testicular exam after seeing him do the same on This Morning, leading to an early diagnosis.
Both Wyatt and Hughes discussed the daunting nature of the high-wire challenge. Wyatt acknowledged the unexpected fears it brought to the surface, while Hughes tackled his fear of heights head-on. Despite the challenges, they both recognized the importance of their participation, citing their desire to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer.
Don't Look Down, hosted by Paddy McGuinness, features a group of celebrities tackling a series of physically and mentally demanding training exercises in a summer training camp in the Austrian Alps. Coached by experts in high-wire walking, the celebrities face the ultimate challenge at the end of their training: an adrenaline-inducing high-wire walk. Among the well-known figures joining Paddy McGuinness are actor Beverley Callard, footballer David Ginola, and Love Island star Chris Hughes.