Katy Perry will give an exclusive UK performance of her brand new single Part Of Me during the live Grand Final of BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Sport Relief on Saturday 17 March.
Katy joins JLS, who will be entertaining the audience with a special performance of their Sport Relief single Proud, while eight finalists pull out all the stops in a bid to be crowned the Let’s Dance Champion for Sport Relief 2012.
Alex Jones and Steve Jones host the live final, as viewers vote for who they want to win the coveted twinkle-toed champion of the dance floor title. Over the past four weeks, 20 celebrity acts have been performing iconic dance routines, from Tina Turner’s Proud Mary to Lady GaGa & Beyonce’s Telephone, in a bid to impress the judges and viewers, and win a place in the final.
This week the finalists will have to go all out to wow the viewers as the winner will be crowned based on the viewers’ phone votes alone. The panel of Paddy McGuinness, Rhod Gilbert and Frank Skinner will be on hand to offer their opinions on all of the performances.
Last year Emmerdale’s James Thornton and comedian Charlie Baker stole the show with their unforgettable Putting on the Ritz tap routine - but who will dance their way to victory and take the crown this year?
Let's Dance For Sport Relief is simulcast on BBC One and BBC One HD.
Notes To Editors
Acts confirmed to compete in the Grand Final are:
Terry Alderton – Tina Turner ‘Proud Mary’
Tameka Empson and Laurie Brett – Lady Gaga and Beyonce ‘ Telephone’
Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards – Austin Powers ‘Soul Bossa Nova’
Miles Jupp – The Prodigy ‘Firestarter’
Tyger Drew Honey and Dani Harmer – Bugsy Malone ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’
Omid Djalili – Public Enemy ‘Fight The Power’
Rowland Rivron – Fatboy Slim - ‘Weapon Of Choice’
Fatima Whitbread and The Cuban Brothers – The Bee Gees - ‘You Should Be Dancing’
About Sport Relief
As the nation celebrates the biggest ever year of sport, the entire country can join in the fun with Sport Relief 2012 from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March.
Over one million men, women and kids are expected to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile as they raise cash to change lives at home and across the world’s poorest countries. And, with a whole weekend of top Sport Relief telly planned across the BBC, it’s all set to be huge.
From David Walliams’ Big Swim: A Sport Relief Challenge to Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 51 days, Sport Relief has a unique history of brave celebrities taking on gruelling physical challenges to raise cash and change lives. Sport Relief 2012 will be no exception with The BT Sport Relief challenges, a series of celebrity endurance feats.