Gavin and Stacey fans are in for a treat this week with a virtual quiz on the comedy to keep us entertained during lockdown.
Gavin’s mum Pamela Shipman, actress Alison Steadman, is the host of the charity quiz for end of life care charity Marie Curie and she announced on Monday that she will be joined by her on-screen son.
Matt Horne, who plays Gavin in the hit series, has agreed to join in on Thursday night and have a “bit of banter” with Pamelaaaa while she asks the questions.
“I am a little bit apprehensive, bit I want to do it because it is a great way to raise money for Marie Curie,” Alison, who is patron for the charity, told This Morning.
“Marie Curie are desperate for some funds in this awful time that we are living in. Charities all need to make money and Marie Curie needs to make £2.5 million a week to keep nine hospices going and all their hundreds and hundreds of amazing nurses.
“My Little Prince, also known at Matt Horne who plays Gavin, will be joining me on the quiz to say hello and have a bit of banter, so that will be really nice.
“We are just hoping that hundreds and hundreds of people will come along and pay a fiver, and maybe donate more if they can.”
Alison told This Morning presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willougby how the charity helped her mum Marj when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 24 years ago.
“It still resonates with me as it was a really frightening moment, and Marie Curie just stepped in and cared for her, and helped her because they will give counselling, they will visit you at home, and they have got their hospices,” Alison said.
“They gave mum mental help, as well as physical help, and they were just amazing. At a time of crisis, when you are so frightened, there is always someone there for you which is why I try to do all I can for them.
“She was so frightened when she had the diagnosis, went to the hospice and came home with a completely different attitude because the doctor she had seen was so kind and the staff were lovely. It just made so much difference.”
It is part of a series of online events being held to raise for the charity, as they continue to provide care and support for terminally ill patients across the country.
Previous quizzes included one from Chris Kamara on general knowledge, followed by a Back to the 80s with Anneka Rice and Eurovision with Mel Giedroyc.
The quiz will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 8.15pm . For more information about how to take part in the quiz, see here.
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