Back to the Future stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joined Richard Osman as guests on Monday’s The One Show to discuss the legacy of the h
Back to the Future stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joined Richard Osman as guests on Monday’s The One Show to discuss the legacy of the hit film franchise which has now been adapted for the West End. Joining via video link, Michael spoke to BBC hosts Jermaine Jenas and Sam Quek all about his time in the films as well as the work his charity, the Michael J Fox Foundation, has done in the name of finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease back in 1991 at the age of just 29, and in 2000, the Back to the Future star launched his own non-profit foundation in the hopes of funding research to find a cure.
And highlighting the foundation’s remarkable work, Sam raised the topic just moments before the end of the show.
“We’ve actually had so much love for all three of you coming in for tonight’s show,” Sam said as she scrolled through social media reaction to The One Show guest’s appearances.
“But Michael,” she continued. “We can’t not mention you and your Parkinson’s foundation because it’s raised over $1billion, a huge congratulations.”
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Sam, Jermaine, Richard and Christopher all gave a round of applause to Michael and the foundation’s hard work.
“You’re such a positive person,” the Question of Sport star and presenter went on. “I mean how hopeful are you that a cure can be found for Parkinson’s?”
Providing a positive update, Michael replied: “I’m very hopeful.
“The billion dollars is not only raised, it’s a billion dollars aimed at research so whatever the cost we raise the majority of it goes straight on research.”
And viewers at home were equally in admiration, with dozens taking to Twitter to praise the Back to the Future star.
“Can I just say that Michael J Fox is a wonderful and inspirational gentleman,” Jen Stirrup tweeted. “Watching him on #TheOneShow now. Very thoughtful answers and genuinely humble, and it’s a privilege to watch him on TV. Wishing him good things.”
John Keen said: “Can we wrap Michael J Fox in cotton and keep him going forever please. #TheOneShow.”
While Chloe Carroll weighed in: “Michael J Fox [love heart emoji] what a wonderful human #theoneshow.”