Channel 5 is to broadcast a second series of the UK version of the global hit series Lip Sync Battle.
Pop singer, Melanie Brown a.k.a Mel B and rapper Professor Green (Stephen Manderson) will both be returning as hosts of the entertainment juggernaut.
“I’m looking forward to being back in the UK for the second series of Lip Sync Battle UK. We had so much fun filming the last series; some of the performances still have me in stitches. Who will take to the stage this time around? I can’t wait to see!” – Melanie Brown
The first series saw David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Carol Vorderman, Michelle Keegan and Alesha Dixon earn their stripes on the stage and now it’s time to up the ante with bigger songs, louder costumes and larger performances.
Lip Sync Battle UK launched in January 2016 and was a huge hit for Channel 5, the biggest entertainment format for the channel on record, peaking at 2.5 million viewers and averaging at 1.9 million viewers across the six part series.
“Very excited to be working with Mel again, and I’ve promised her I’ll have been to bed before we do our press day this time. It isn’t work with Mel, nor is it with the team behind the scenes – it’s a genuine giggle with a good bunch – I’m excited about what season 2 of Lip Sync Battle UK has to offer! I’ve had the image of Johnny Vegas suspended from the ceiling dressed as an angel in my head for the last year. That sort of thing does something to your psyche. This year I’d love to see Donald Trump doing Lil Wayne “Misunderstood.” – Stephen Manderson
The format is based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip syncing along to popular songs and putting a performance together, without actually singing any of the words. As with its global counterparts, the UK show features two well-known celebrities going head-to-head with show stopping routines of smash hit songs.
Series two will be coming to Channel 5 in January 2017 and the series commission will also include a Christmas special episode which will play out in December.
The original U.S. series is hosted by two-time Grammy award winner, LL Cool J, co-host Chrissy Teigen and has featured an array of A-list musical combatants. It has already aired on Channel 5’s sister channel, Spike UK.