The hit US show will come to the UK early next year.
Former Spice Girl Mel B is set to host the UK’s very own version of popular US show ‘Lip Sync Battle’, which will come to Channel 5 next year. The show, which airs in the US on the Spike network, sees two celebrities go head-to-head as they mime to famous songs in front of a studio audience.
Mel B will host 'Lip Sync Battle' UK on Channel 5 next year.
Mel B will take on the role created by LL Cool J in the US version, where the rapper is joined by model Chrissy Teigen. There’s no word yet on who, if anyone, will host on Channel 5 alongside Mel.
Speaking about her new role Mel B said: “It’s great to be asked to present this show. Who doesn’t love letting our their inner diva? The US version has me in fits of laughter and I can’t wait to see how the UK show contestants give it their all.”
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"I’ll be sure to keep everyone in line!” the former Spice Girl added. Channel 5 has so far commissioned eight episodes for the show’s debut series, which is set to air early next year. The US version has seen stars such as Justin Bieber, Dwayne Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Anne Hathaway participate, but there’s no word yet on which UK celebs we can expect.
“When looking at top talent you don’t get much bigger than Mel B,” Channel 5 commissioning editor Steve Regan said of the show’s host. "Mel has attitude, experience and unmistakable swagger, all vital ingredients for this high-energy show. She is the perfect fit and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board."
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"If you thought the US series got gutsy, watch out world - the Brits are coming,” Regan added. The show was first announced as coming to UK shores earlier this year, with Ben Frow, Channel 5's director of programmes commenting: "There is a great buzz around ‘Lip Sync Battle’ - it's one of the most talked-about and fought-over formats in the world of TV right now.”
“We're excited that our developing relationship with Spike in the US has made a UK version of the show possible, and look forward to bringing entertainment back to the heart of Channel 5 primetime."