Channel 5 today confirmed Spice power is coming to Lip Sync Battle UK!
Ppop icon and ex-X Factor judge Mel B has been announced as the new host of its brand new entertainment series Lip Sync Battle UK.
The hit American show sees famous faces going head to head and putting their all into performances of their favourite songs.
But while the USA has LL Cool J as their host, Mel B will be stepping in to present the show on this side of the pond.
“Who doesn’t love letting out their inner diva?” Mel B said. “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 B will take the reins of the UK version of the hit U.S. show when it launches on Channel 5 in 2016, bringing her unique brand of feisty fun to the Lip Sync battleground.
Never one to pull her punches and renowned for her lust for life, Mel B will keep the celebrity contestants in check during the fast-paced musical mania.
“It’s great to be asked to present this show.” said Mel of the gig.
Just like the US series Lip Sync Battle UK will feature two well-known celebrities going head-to-head with show stopping routines of smash hit songs, with dance moves, facial expressions and costumes that will blow you away.
Channel 5’s head of entertainment Steve Regan added: “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.”But Mel won’t be alone, as she’ll be joined by a co-presenter – we’ll find out who that is in the coming weeks.
Whilst no famous names have been revealed yet, Channel 5 boss Ben Frow has promised us that some big names will be involved.
Lip Sync Battle UK will launch on Channel 5 in 2016.