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19th May 2020

Mumsy’s allowing former footballer Rio Ferdinand, actress Michelle Keegan, Paralympics champ Jonnie Peacock, TV and radio host Sara Cox and comedian Josh Widdicombe into The Crystal Maze today to film a one-off TV special. Stephen Merchant will be their guide to the maze, reprising Richard O’Brien’s iconic role more than 20 years later. The TV show will appear on our screens for the first time in two decades in October as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

“Seeing people’s joy at playing The Crystal Maze for themselves has been a dream and we’re overjoyed that the beautiful world we created will be the backdrop to such a special comeback and such a worthy cause,” says Crystal Maze live experience founder Tom Lionetti-Maguire.

The Crystal Maze is a Fizz production filmed with Little Lion Entertainment at The Crystal Maze Live Experience for Channel 4’s Stand up to Cancer campaign, and is sponsored by BT

About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, accelerating new cancer treatments and tests to UK patients to ultimately save more lives. More than £25million has been raised in the UK to date and 26 trials have been funded, involving more than 9,000 cancer patients. To find out more about fundraising activities visit or