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Thursday 27 Nov 2014

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Alesha Dixon, Denise Van Outen and Melanie C to join Comic Relief Does Glee Club

An all-star celebrity line-up of judges including Alesha Dixon, Denise Van Outen and Melanie C has been unveiled for the BBC's up-coming new show Comic Relief Does Glee Club.

Each judge will appear on at least one episode of the charity talent show kicking off on Monday 14 March on BBC One. Not only that, but chart-topping boy band The Wanted are also set to perform at the show's finale on Friday 18 March.

Hosted by CBBC favourites Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, the spectacular, all-singing, all-dancing new series aims to find the UK's best young Glee Club. The hotly anticipated first episode on 14 March will see 18 Glee clubs from around the UK battle it out for a place in the final nine groups.

Viewers will see how the 18 lucky groups were put through their paces by top professional vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant and choreographer Sisco Gomez, and for the first time, the names of the nine finalists who have made it through to the live heats will be revealed.

From Tuesday 15 March to Thursday 17 March, the remaining nine groups will go head to head and showcase their singing and dancing abilities performing a variety of songs from chart hits to musical favourites.

Carrie, David and Sisco, as well as other celebrity judge commentators including award-winning singer-song writer and former Spice Girl Melanie C and actress and West End star Denise Van Outen, will give the young hopefuls their expert advice from trying to avoid the "wrong song choices" to "completely nailing it".

The jam-packed televisual event will climax in a fantastic live final on Red Nose Day, Friday 18 March, when singer and TV personality, Alesha Dixon, will join the celebrity commentary panel and The Wanted will perform the official Comic Relief single "Gold Forever". The competition will conclude in a nail-biting finish as viewers choose which Glee Club will be crowned Comic Relief Glee Club Winners 2011.

As well as the high drama of the competition, all the shows will be packed with entertainment. Details of the full celebrity panel and performances for the week will be announced in due course.

Comic Relief Does Glee Club will also be supporting Red Nose Day fundraising by encouraging children to host and film their own "Glee for a Fee" shows at home.

ED2

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