BBC One announce Mel and Sue's new project!
Earlier this month, BBC One announced Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief. Today Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are confirmed as hosts for the brand new Saturday night prime time show.
Mel and Sue will bring their own formidable and comic double act to Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief with access all areas to the performing celebrities’ routines, breath-taking – in more ways than one – vocals.
Mel Giedroyc says*: “Since leaving the Royal Ballet twelve years ago, Mel is really looking forward to getting back on her points and showing the brave Comic Relief celebrity dancers how to split leap and ball change. She's delighted to be taking time out from her busy schedule at the Royal Opera House (she was recently called "a complete and utter Tosca" in the starring role of the eponymous opera) to take part in co-hosting duties for Let's Sing and Dance For Comic Relief.”
Sue Perkins says: “I’m thrilled to be co-presenting Lets Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, not least because it will finally show the world why I was voted West Penwith's Krumping Champion (over 40s category).”
Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content says: "Mel and Sue are the perfect pairing to present BBC One's Saturday night singing and dancing extravaganza for Comic Relief."
Kate Phillips, Controller, BBC Entertainment Commissioning says: “Bringing Mel and Sue to BBC One on a Saturday night is hugely exciting. Their warmth, wit, charm and chemistry married with their genuine love of entertainment are all a perfect fit for Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief. They will challenge contestants to stretch their hamstrings, vocal chords and of course don red noses in the most memorable way possible.”
BBC Worldwide will oversee the international format rights for the series with BBC Worldwide’s Nicki McDermott, Head of Format and Entertainment Acquisitions adding: “We’ve already seen how internationally appealing dancing has been, so we’re confident that the multi-tasking opportunities and pitfalls that singing adds to the mix will see many other countries wanting to emulate the entertainment values this series affords viewers everywhere.”
Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief will be on BBC One next year ahead of Red Nose Day 2017. It will be produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment. Jo Wallace is Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment, and it will be executive produced by Malcolm Gerrie and Lisa Chapman from Whizz Kid Entertainment and Nic McNeilis.