BBC unveils Tumble celebrity line-up

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Alex Jones will preside over the beeb’s new entertainment offering

BBC One has confirmed the line-up of famous faces who are to partake in its new entertainment show, Tumble.

The show will see ten celebrities partner with professional gymnasts as they learn and perform various disciplines from the world of gymnastics.

The females taking part are Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding, Loose Woman Andrea McLean, TOWIE favourite Lucy Mecklenburgh, Sugababe Amelle Berrabah and Dynasty icon Emma Samms.

The men joining them are current world boxing champion Carl Froch, fitness legend Mr Motivator, EastEnders’ John Partridge, Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood and Ian ‘H’ Watkins from Steps.

“These celebrities are embarking on a gruelling training regime combining aerial and gymnastic skills. They’ll use them all to deliver breath-taking performances that you’d expect from the department that also produces Strictly Come Dancing.” – Rachel Ashdown, BBC Commissioning Executive

The One Show co-host Alex Jones will preside over each episode, while Olympian Beth Tweddle will play a mentoring role to the contestants.

Casting an eye over the celebrities’ performances will be a judging panel comprising of world-renowned Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, Strictly Come Dancing champ and London 2012 medallist Louis Smith, MBE, Commonwealth Games gymnastics champion turned broadcaster Craig Heap and world-renowned cirque artist/aerial performer Sebastien Stella.

All of the celebrities will start training with professional partners and coaches in the coming weeks before the show kicks off this summer.

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