Mel B to host UK version of Lip Sync Battle

2015-11-10 22:00

Los Angeles - Mel B is to host the UK version of Lip Sync Battle.

The former Spice Girls singer - who was axed from The X Factor earlier this year - will front the hit show when it launches in the UK next year.

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 how the UK show contestants give it their all. I'll be sure to keep everyone in line!"

While LL Cool J hosts the US version of the show alongside model Chrissy Teigen, it's yet to be revealed whether Mel will have a co-host.

Channel 5's commissioning editor Steve Regan said: "When looking at 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 programme sees two celebrities go head-to-head in a bid to out-perform one another while lip-syncing to famous songs.

Some of the most memorable performances on the US version included Anne Hathaway singing Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball and Terry Crew's topless rendition of A Thousand Miles.

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The UK version of Lip Sync Battle is set to launch on Channel 5 in 2016.

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