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William Hague and Vince Cable turn the tables on Natasha Kaplinsky and Robert Peston

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by Cancer Research UK | News

29 September 2009

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Cancer Research UK hosts its tenth annual Turn the Tables event on Monday 19th October, giving politicians the opportunity to interrogate journalists and help raise essential funds for cancer research in the process.

The lunchtime event will place two of the UK’s most popular journalists in the hot seat as they switch roles for the afternoon with two political giants from Westminster.

This year’s event will see BBC Business Editor, Robert Peston grilled by Dr. Vince Cable MP, Lib Dem Shadow Chancellor. The spotlight will also turn on Five News presenter Natasha Kaplinsky as she is quizzed by the Rt. Hon William Hague MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary and former Leader of the Opposition.

William Hague said: “I’m delighted to be involved in Cancer Research UK’s Turn the Tables event this October as it celebrates its tenth anniversary. I took part a few years ago and enjoyed the occasion so much that I couldn’t resist the opportunity to participate once again. I hope that a great deal of money will be raised for this extremely worthwhile cause and am sure that we will once again find fun.”

Journalist and Editor Andrew Neil will chair the event at BAFTA, London, which will be adjudicated by Ed Vaizey MP, Shadow Minister for Culture.

Guest will have the chance to pose their own questions for a donation of £100 and will be joined by past participants including Ed Stourton, Evan Davis and Jon Sopel. Turn the Tables is delighted to welcome AXA as new sponsors for this heated showdown which will start at 12:00pm and finish at 2:30pm.

In addition to providing an entertaining business lunch Turn the Tables will raise vital funds to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer. Since the first event in 2000 Turn the Tables has raised in excess of £500,000 for the charity’s life saving work.