Let’s Dance For Sport Relief returns to BBC One on Saturday 18 February for a spectacular fourth series.
Alex Jones and Steve Jones return to host the show, which will see stars of comedy, television, entertainment and sport, slipping on their dancing shoes and showing off their dance moves to raise money for Sport Relief.
Among those taking to the stage to trip the light fantastic and raise money for Sport Relief are Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Amy Childs & Harry Derbridge, Angelos Epithemiou & Ulrika Jonsson, Ava Vidal, Terry Alderton, Arabella Weir, Tony Blackburn & David Hamilton, Scott Mills & Olly Murs, Omid Djalili, Watson & Oliver, Patrick Monahan and Rowland Rivron.
This year will see the competition extended across five weeks, with four heats culminating in a spectacular final on Saturday 17 March. Let’s Dance For Sport Relief will see the acts (a mix of solo dancers, duos and groups) dance their version of some of the world’s most iconic dance routines in front of a live studio audience. Each week the stars will be battling it out to wow viewers with their moves, and secure a place in the grand final in week five.
Who goes through and who gets a chance to compete in the final will be down to the public and the panel. The final will see eight celebrity acts dance with the hope of being crowned the Let's Dance For Sport Relief Champion. Sport Relief raises money to change the lives of extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and the world's poorest countries.
There will be a weekly rotating panel, made up of comedians, some of whom are former contestants who will review each of the performances. The panel of three, together with the viewers will vote for their favourite two acts to go through to the final and be in with a chance to be crowned Let’s Dance champion 2012.
Audiences will also be treated to weekly performances from the likes of JLS, Will Young, LMFAO, Tinchy Stryder and Pixie Lott.
Notes to Editors
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’ Thames swim 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.
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)
Let’s Dance For Sport Relief is produced for the BBC by Whizz Kid Entertainment. The executive producer for the BBC is Jo Wallace and the executive producers for Whizz Kid Entertainment are Malcolm Gerrie, Lisa Chapman and Barbara Lee.