Well-known personalities step into their dancing shoes to raise money for Sport Relief, with celebrity guests reviewing the acts. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones.
The entertainment spectacular returns with presenters Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones. Some of Britain's best-known and well-loved comedians, sportsmen and television personalities step into their dancing shoes to raise money for Sport Relief, after comedian Robert Webb's rendition of Flashdance won over viewers who voted him champion of Let's Dance for Comic Relief in 2009.
Each episode, three different celebrity guests offer words of wit and wisdom as they review the acts. The guest panellists include comedians Frank Skinner, Jason Manford, Jack Dee and Miranda Hart.
Top choreographers help the celebrity dancers perfect their routine before they take to the floor to give the performance of their lives. They only have one shot to make their mark, and who gets to the final is up to the viewers. The most popular act in a telephone vote goes straight through the final; the panel decides which of the two runners-up joins them. A portion of the revenue from each vote goes to Sport Relief.
As well as celebrity dancing, the first show features exclusive performances from pop boyband JLS and girl group the Sugababes.
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Show One: Introduction
Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman introduce this year’s competitors, and this week’s judges: Frank Skinner, Jason Manford and Kimberley Walsh.
Show One: Getting to Know Rufus Hound
The comedian talks about his previous dance experience and what it means to him to appear on the show. Featuring contributions from Mrs Hound and his brother, Rupert Hound.
See ‘Clips’ for Rufus Hound’s dance
Show One: Judges’ Verdict on Rufus Hound
The judges voice their opinion on Rufus Hound’s dance.
Show One: Getting to Know the Olympians
Iwan Roberts, Jamie Baulch, Mark Foster, Dalton Grant, Heather Fell and Leon Taylor get off to the worst start when they find out they haven’t got any Sport Relief socks.
See ‘Clips’ for the Olympians' dance
Show One: Judges’ Verdict on the Olympians
The panel air their thoughts on the dance.
Show One: Getting to Know Katy Brand
The comedienne shows off her living accommodation and tells the viewers who her inspiration is.
See ‘Clips’ for Katy Brand’s dance
Show One: Judges’ Verdict on Katy Brand
Frank and co let Katy know if she gets a thumb’s up or not.
Show One: Getting to Know Snooker and Darts
Willie Thorne, Dennis Taylor, Tony O’Shea and Bobby George decide which sport is better in the manliest way possible.
See ‘Clips’ for the Snooker v Darts dance
Show One: Judges’ Verdict on Snooker v Darts
Which horror film character is Jason reminded of when looking at Willie’s costume?
Show One: Getting to Know the Newsreaders
Which choreographer puts Louise Minchin, Matt Barbet and Ellie Crisell through their paces?
See ‘Clips’ for the Newsreaders dance
Show One: Judges’ Verdict on the Newsreaders
Who were Frank and Jason most envious of in Newsreaders’ routine?
Show One: Getting to Know Casualty and Holby
Big Mac, Noel Garcia, Jay Faldren, Jac Naylor and Joseph Byrne state that they are dancing because they don’t get the opportunity to do it at work.
See ‘Clips’ for the Holby and Casualty dance
Show One: Judges’ Verdict on Casualty and Holby
What do the judges say about the guys’ effort? Claudia and Steve also run through the show so far.
Show One: Sport Relief Appeal
A look at some of the highlights of Sport Relief from previous years.
Show One: Sugababes perform Wear My Kiss
The pop trio sing a number from their latest album, Sweet 7.
Show One: Deanne Berry
Steve Jones talks to the dancer and choreographer about this year’s Sport Relief video. Steve then chats to some of the performers.
See ‘Clips’ for the rehearsals
Show One: Show of Support
The celebrity dancers get some words of encouragement from their celebrity workmates.
Show One: JLS perform One Shot
The boys sing a track from their self-titled album.
Show One: Friends and Family
Claudia talks to some of the dancers’ friends and family.
Show One: Preparing for the Results
Steve re-introduces the dancers before announcing who are out of the competition.