‘Let’s Dance And Sing For Comic Relief’, which was announced earlier this month, is a bigger and better version of ‘Let’s Dance’, which gave us moments including Noel Fielding’s unique take on Kate Bush, and Rufus Hound’s transformation into Cheryl Cole.
It’ll air next year, ahead of Red Nose Day, and the duo are understandably excited to be taking the reins on a primetime show.
In a wonderfully written, intentionally third person, statement, Mel says: “Since leaving the Royal Ballet twelve 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’.”
Sue adds: “I’m thrilled to be co-presenting ‘Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief’, not least because it will finally show the world why I was voted West Penwith’s Krumping Champion (over 40s category).”
Mel and Sue made the decision to stay with the Beeb when it was announced that Channel 4 have bought ‘Bake Off’, as did Mary Berry.
There’s no word yet on what Mary’s next project is, so perhaps she’ll turn up on this show…