Watch the moment Love Island’s Chris Hughes breaks down in tears and swears at co-stars in terrifying new reality show | The Sun

LOVE Island's Chris Hughes burst into tears and started swearing at his co-stars after suffering from a panic attack on TV.

Chris, 30, was challenged to lean out over a 1,000ft near-sheer drop as part of new Channel 4 programme Don't Look Down.

Harnessed up, Chris struggled to walk out on the platform that hung over the edge of Penken Mountain in Austria.

Visibly stressed, he was encouraged by one of the crew to focus on his breath.

Getting more upset, Chris replied: "Mate I can't, I'm panicking. I'm really – my hands are completely gone."

"I can't this is the one, this is the worst f****** one I could do. This is by far the worst," he continued.

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Covering his mouth, he gasped: "Oh my god, I literally want to vomit."

He was told that he was "capable" and that he just needed to calm himself down.

"You're capable of doing this – listen to my words," the crew member said.

"I'm not. I promise you I'm not," Chris snapped back.

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"Mate my legs are gone, I'm nowhere near the edge, my legs are gone.

"F****** hell, I can't do it man, we are literally on the edge of a cliff," he said blinking back tears.

Speaking about how he copes in tricky situations, he said: "People who know me know I’m a very emotional person,"

"The tears just come. When I’m in an absolute pickle of a situation and it’s a phobia, my body – I can’t control it, my eyes just go, and I start tearing up and I freeze."

The celebrities' heart rates will be monitored and they will only be brought back from leaning over the edge of the cliff when their heartrate comes down to a resting rate, around 100bpm.

Chris is joined by Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, footballer David Ginola and Corrie's Beverley Callard on the show which raises money for Stand Up To Cancer.

Retired footballer Anton Ferdinand, Olympic jockey Victoria Pendleton, presenter Charley Boorman, and influencers Fats Timbo and GK Barry also take part.

Chris has always been a huge supporter of encouraging people to check themselves for cancer after his brother Ben was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

He also starred in documentary Me, My Brother and Our Balls in 2020 to try and break the stigma around male health.

"Going on This Morning in 2018 and doing that live testicular examination, to do that and go home to bed and not think anything of it, and then your brother the next day being diagnosed with testicular cancer off the back of that," Chris said.

"You know, still to this day, if I didn’t do that on This Morning – he says to this day, he never would have checked himself," he added. 

Chris explained that the reason he wanted to go on TV to do the examination was because his cousin had testicular cancer.

"His became secondary at the abdomen, so his cancer spread. He ignored the signs initially and it spread into his abdomen and could have been fatal," he said.

"Luckily, he managed to overcome that, and he’s had children since. But seeing by brother’s ongoing struggle with his fertility has been really tough.

"You can see the effect, the physical effect it takes, not only on him, but also the people around him, like my mum."

Paddy McGuinness hosts the show which will see the stars learn to cross distance of 1,000ft, walking on 300ft feet above a London landmark in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

“This team is outstanding. Everyone has come together and is giving their all at our training camp in the Austrian Alps," Paddy said.

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"I’m not sure if we’re quite ready to tackle the high wire, but we’re definitely going to give it our best shot.”

Don’t Look Down for Stand Up To Cancer airs tonight at 9.15pm on Channel 4.

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