Surprise Surprise is hosted by Holly Willoughby, who will award the country’s most extraordinary people with spectacular surprises.
The series will feature a number of emotional surprises and dramatic family reunions, as Holly celebrates those who do so much for others and expect nothing in return.
In the first episode of the new series, nine-year-old Domenic from Cornwall will meet the man who saved his life. Domenic was diagnosed with leukemia and desperately needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. Neil Lovell, 37 from Northampton was a perfect match and donated his bone marrow without knowing anything about the recipient.
Domenic and his parents Mike and Amy Doyle have been waiting for more than two years to meet the anonymous man who saved their son’s life. Gary Bennett, 56 from Solihull has gone through a lot over the years. In a tragic road accident in America he lost his wife Sue, and son Ryan, and his nieces lost their mother, Kay. Tragically, ten years later Gary’s brother Glen also passed away from a heart attack, leaving behind two girls Lydia and Ellie.
Gary has two children of his own, Sarah and Leah, and held the family together through these terrible times, raising the four girls single-handedly. Tonight the girls want to say a massive thank you to Gary for looking after them all these years.
Other surprises include; a lady who set up a local social club for widowed men and women receives a special thank you, a teaching assistant who runs a children’s cheerleading group for children with learning difficulties gets a nice surprise, a Granddaughter nominates her Grandmother for all the money she has raised for their local charities, and a man who has dedicated the last 44 years of his life to hospital radio receives the recognition he deserves.