Stand Up To Cancer host Adam Hills detailed the last conversation he had with his father and how he managed to find humour during the difficult time.

The Australian comedian's father died from cancer in 2012 and Adam opened up about the last thing they said to each other in intensive care.

During the charity segment, host Adam told viewers: "My family have a thing, whether it's with my kids or with my parents, we say goodbye to each other at the end of the get-together and you always end on a high note and go [high-pitched beep sound].

"When my dad was going through cancer treatment, we kept doing it and the last time I saw him in intensive care being treated for leukaemia we still did it."

Adam continued: "Even leaving him in intensive care I was like, 'We don't know if you're gonna get through this but we're going to give it a good shot' and I kinda looked around and went, 'Oh bugger it [makes high-pitched beep sound].

The family always tried to be positive during the difficult time (


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"And even then, in those moments, at that moment my dad still managed to look at me and go beep. Technically that's the last thing he ever said to me and I love that."

The Last Leg presenter went on to say that it's "those moments" that stick with us the most.

"Sometimes, just a little giggle can mean a lot," he concluded.

Adam previously opened up about another one of the last few conversations he had with his father.

It was when The Last Leg was starting to get big.

"And so one of the last things he said to me was 'Good luck in London,'" he said ahead of the SU2C night. "That was literally the last full sentence he said to me. So, in a way, I’m doing it for him."

Adam's father passed away in 2012 (


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The presenter said he would be thinking of his dad all of tonight.

He said: "On a night like that, and even for the photoshoot, I wear the watch he used to.

"I’ll have that on, on the night, definitely. But the night itself then becomes about everybody else, the videos and the packages and the guests."

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