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22nd June 2015

Suzanne Cooper from Durham got a Surprise Surprise of a lifetime as she came face to face with Global pop sensation Lionel Richie!

In the first episode of the new series, superfan Suzanne, 53, was nominated by her daughter Katherine, 24, for her unstoppable drive to help others at home, in the community and further afield in Kenya.

Suzanne and her husband, Les, 57 have been married for 32 years. In 1992 the family were put under incredible strain when Les fell incredibly ill, becoming dependent on Suzanne to take care of him and their two children. Luckily Les is now on the road to recovery, but the family have been through a lot.

After Les was able to immerse himself back into family life, he and his son became members of the local football club. Les became the volunteer manager and Suzanne and Katherine ran the tuck shop to raise money for the club. However, in 2003 tragedy struck again, when one of the mothers of the boys at the football club passed away leaving six children behind. Suzanne took in the six children and cared for them as if they were her own.

Suzanne’s kind heartedness doesn’t stop there. She also fundraises for her local hospice, takes part in the yearly ‘Memory Walk’ to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, and has travelled to Kenya to help families in need there too.

Also on the show, two rugby fans who devote their time to raising money for local children’s charities in Bristol were surprised by England rugby hero Ben Cohen and given the chance to meet the England Rugby team.

Plus, Holly got a Surprise Surprise of her own with a visit from her dad!

Catch up with Surprise Surprise on ITV Player here.