Mel B to host Lip Sync Battle UK on Channel 5 in 2016

Published Monday, Nov 9 2015, 19:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mel B has been announced as the new host of Channel 5's brand new entertainment series Lip Sync Battle UK.

Former X Factor judge Mel B will take over the UK version of the hit US show when it launches in 2016, bringing her unique brand of female fun to the Lip Sync battleground.

Mel B at the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.
30 October 2015.

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Spice Girl Mel will keep the celebrity contestants in check during the fast-paced musical show.

"It's great to be asked to present this show. Who doesn't love letting out their inner diva?" said Mel. "The US version has me in fits of laughter and I can't wait to see the UK show contestants give it their all. I'll be sure to keep everyone in line!"

Mel's co-presenter is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Channel 5's commissioning editor of entertainment, Steve Regan, said: "When looking for top talent you don't get much bigger than Mel B. 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. If you thought the US series got gutsy, watch out world –the Brits are coming."

Two well-known celebrities will go head-to-head with show-stopping routines of smash hit songs, dance moves and costumes that will see some of your favourite names as you've never seen them before.

Lip Sync Battle UK is based on Spike's Lip Sync Battle in America.

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