David Schwimmer reveals how family heartbreak inspired him to join Bake Off

'Friends' star David Schwimmer admits family heartbreak inspired him to sign up for 'Celebrity Great British Bake Off'.

David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer has admitted family heartbreak inspired him to join 'Celebrity Great British Bake Off'.

The 'Friends' star - who is a huge fan of the Channel 4 show - is going to be part of this year's special for Stand Up To Cancer, and he has opened up on the devastation of his own grandmother and his ex-wife mum both lost their lives to the disease.

As quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper, he said in a sneak peak of Sunday's (19.03.23): "I lost a grandmother to cancer, my daughter lost a grandmother to cancer and my sister is a cancer survivor, so it's important to me.

"I am just grateful I can help in any small way raise more awareness.

"I am here to have fun. I am here to raise money for a great charity. It's a great cause and I happen to be a massive fan of the show."

David - who split from Zoe Buckman in 2017 - admitted his family will be rooting for him, and he brought his 11-year-old daughter Cleo's favourite "stuffie mushroom" as a good luck charm.

He added: "My friends and family are very excited for me. They are all fans of the show."

Not surprisingly, the famous tent was buzzing with David joining the contestants, given many of the stars - and judge Paul Hollywood - are fans of 'Friends'.

Paul said: "I was like, 'It's David Schwimmer, he's here, he's here.' I was like, 'Wow.'

"I wandered up, pretended I wasn't that bothered and he was like, 'Oh hiya guys, how are you doing?' And I had to let it out."

Paul insisted David "took it seriously", while fellow judge Prue Leith added: "He genuinely wanted to be on the show.

"Partly because he wanted to support Stand Up To Cancer but also because, like most who come on the show, they want to get into that tent."


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