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Tom supports Brain Tumour Research in rescheduled Celebrity Pointless

The BBC rescheduled Saturday night’s Pointless Celebrities transmitting a special pre-recorded episode of the quiz featuring singer Tom Parker. The Wanted star and dad-of-two, who tragically died of a brain tumour last week aged just 33, appeared on the BBC One favourite with bandmate Max George.

The BBC said: “In a tribute to Tom Parker who sadly passed away this week, his episode of Pointless Celebrities, which was recorded late last year, was brought forward with the full support and blessing of Tom's family.”

Heartbroken fans were left in floods of tears as they watched the singer and Max, 33, go on to win a £2,500 jackpot and when asked about the charities they were supporting, Tom said Brain Tumour Research with Max nominating The Brain Cancer Charity.

Hugh Adams, Head of Stakeholder Relations at Brain Tumour Research, said: “It was very moving to watch Tom and Max on Pointless at the weekend and it’s really touching that Tom named Brain Tumour Research as his chosen charity. We are extremely grateful for his support, not only through this generous donation but through all the campaigning and awareness-raising he engaged in throughout his illness. He leaves behind an amazing legacy, which spurs us on in our mission to find a cure for all types of brain tumours.”

This emotional episode can be viewed for the next month on the BBC iPlayer: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0016k58/pointless-celebrities-series-15-special

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