Saturday 22 October 2016

Mel B named host of Channel 5's Lip Sync Battle

Published 09/11/2015 | 13:31

Mel B will front the show when it launches next year
Mel B will front the show when it launches next year

Former Spice Girl Mel B has been confirmed as the new host of Channel 5's Lip Sync Battle.

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The UK version of the popular American show will see two celebrities competing against each other, each performing their routine of a hit song - complete with costumes, dance moves and facial expressions.

Mel B, full name Melanie Brown and also fondly known as Scary Spice, will front the show when it launches on Channel 5 in 2016, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed.

She said: "It's great to be asked to present this show. Who doesn't love letting out their inner diva?"

"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!"

Her co-presenter and other participating talent will be announced in the next few weeks.

Steve Regan, Channel 5's commissioning editor of entertainment, 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."

The American show has featured the likes of Anne Hathaway versus Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) versus Jimmy Fallon.

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