Chesham comedian Alex Horne will take part in the return of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer.

The popular show is back for season 5 in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, the joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.

One of the celebrities taking part is Chesham resident, Alex Horne, the creator of BAFTA award-winning TV series Taskmaster.

Stand Up To Cancer aims to get new cancer tests and treatments to people who need them the most.

Since its launch in 2012, the campaign has raised more than £93 million to fund 59 clinical trials and research projects across the UK.

In the South East, around 55,800 people are diagnosed with cancer a year.

Elisa Mitchell, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the South East, said: “One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime, but all of us can play a part to help beat it.

"That’s why we need people across Dorset to help us turn up the heat on this devastating disease.

“We hope these special episodes for Stand Up To Cancer will encourage viewers to host their own baking fundraiser.

"It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a whizz in the kitchen, you can look the part with our new Star Baker range.

"The most important thing is raising money to help speed up research and save lives.

"Every last crumb will make a difference.”

A free fundraising kit can be download full of tips, recipes and ideas for getting friends and family involved in raising some serious dough for life-saving research.  

Fans of the show can also support the cause with striking new 'Star Baker' themed kitchenware available from Cancer Research UK shops in Bucks or online, as well as via retailer

The range features everything foodies and fundraisers need to create their signature bakes in style including an apron, oven gloves, a trio of tea towels and a mug.

Other celebrity contestants putting their skills to the test in the 'Bake Off' tent include Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, singer-songwriters Example and Ellie Goulding, TV presenters Sophie Morgan and Emma Willis.

Also on the show is actor, Blake Harrison; comedian, writer and TV presenter Ruby Wax and judge, presenter and dancer Motsi Mabuse.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer will return for five special episodes on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 8pm, from March 22.