Paddy McGuinness emotional during Stand Up To Cancer highwire walk

Paddy McGuinness was visibly moved before the final highwire walk for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). The TV host, along with celebs like ex-footballer Anton Ferdinand, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and Olympic champ Victoria Pendleton, took part in a daring highwire relay over London Stadium.

Before the 100ft highwire walk, an emotional Paddy addressed his team. "All of us sadly know someone who's been affected by cancer and just for myself, personally I'd like to thank Anton, Kimberly and Victoria for sharing your stories with us," he shared.

He also mentioned that viewers had reached out to pay tribute to their loved ones affected by cancer. Images of those impacted by the disease lit up the stadium, including pictures of Anton''s late mother, Kimberly's father who is battling cancer, and Victoria's twin brother Alex, who passed away earlier this year.

"I can't do this without thinking about my brother," Pendleton confessed. "My brother's here, always, and I would do anything to help him or families who have the same prognosis. I would do anything."

Anton's brother, former footballer turned pundit Rio Ferdinand, also sent a message of support to the team.

He said: "Yes Ant, it's big bro, what's going on? We are absolutely proud of you man and what you're doing, obviously we all know how close to our hearts Stand Up To Cancer is."

"I know Mum will be looking down and be proud of what you're doing. Good luck and we're all behind you."

After Paddy finished his final 900ft long highwire walk for Stand Up To Cancer, fireworks lit up the sky above the stadium in celebration.

Paddy is a father of three to twins Leo and Penelope, 10, and seven year old Felicity with Christine McGuinness. The couple announced their separation last year after 15 years together.

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