Mel and Sue swap Bake Off for dance off

Great British Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins may have walked away from Paul Hollywood and soggy bottoms, but it looks like they won’t be off our screens for long. The duo will present a show for Comic Relief next year.

Specifically, they'll host Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief. It's a four part series, which - get this - sees celebrities sing and dance to raise money for the charity. We like a show that says exactly what it's about in the title.

The series will consist of three heats, and as with the best talent shows, a panel of judges and viewers will get to choose who goes through to the grand final ahead of Red Nose Day 2017.

In addition, Mel and Sue will hit the streets to get the public involved in impromptu dance-offs. So if you're afraid of dancing and see the pair in the street, start running in the opposite direction.

Kate Phillips, the controller of entertainment commissioning at the Beeb, explained why Mel and Sue made the cut: "Their warmth, wit, charm and chemistry married with their genuine love of entertainment are all a perfect fit for Let's Sing And Dance For Comic Relief."

Sue Perkins also seems happy: "I'm thrilled to be co-presenting Let's Sing and Dance For Comic Relief, not least because it would finally show the world why I was voted West Penwith's Krumping Champion - over 40's category."

As for Mel, a spokesperson had this to say: "Since leaving the Royal Ballet 12 years ago, Mel is really looking forward to getting back on her points and showing the brave Comic Relief celebrity dancers how to split leap and ball change.

"She's delighted to be taking time out from her busy schedule at the Royal Opera House - she was recently called 'a complete and utter Tosca' in the starring role of the eponymous opera - to take part in co-hosting duties for Let's Sing And Dance For Comic Relief."

Source: Evening Times

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