Lip Sync Battle UK

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Lip Sync Battle UK
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GenreReality competition
Based onLip Sync Battle
Presented byMel B
Professor Green
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes15 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Whizz Kid Entertainment (eOne)
Release
Original networkChannel 5
Picture format16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Original release8 January 2016 (2016-01-08) –
7 April 2018 (2018-04-07)

Lip Sync Battle UK is a British musical reality competition television series based on the American version of the same name. It premiered on Channel 5 on 8 January 2016.[1][2] It is hosted by Mel B and Professor Green. The concept was introduced on the American chat show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances. It has been used as a recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon before being developed as a separate show.[3]

Production[edit]

Whizz Kid Entertainment, producers of the series, announced that the first series would consist of eight episodes.[4] However, upon broadcast, only six episodes were shown, with two episodes, Daisy Lowe vs Matt Richardson and Chris Ramsey vs Aston Merrygold, remaining unaired. On 7 November 2016 Channel 5 confirmed that a second series, comprising six episodes, plus an additional Christmas Special, had been ordered and would broadcast from January 2017.

Despite this, only four episodes aired, with episodes Robert Webb vs Sally Phillips and Joey Essex vs Louie Spence going unaired. In March 2018, the third run of episodes was broadcast by Channel 5; however, despite some listings referring to them as a third series, the four-episode run consisted of the four unaired episodes from the first two series.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired Series average
(millions)
First aired Last aired
1 8 8 January 2016 (2016-01-08) 20 May 2016 (2016-05-20) 1.83
CS 1 20 December 2016 (2016-12-20) TBA
2 6 6 January 2017 (2017-01-06) 7 April 2018 (2018-04-07) TBA

Episodes[edit]

Winners are listed in bold

Series 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
ContestantsOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [5]
11Alesha Dixon vs. David Walliams8 January 2016 (2016-01-08)2.36
22Jason Manford vs. Michelle Keegan15 January 2016 (2016-01-15)2.35
33Rufus Hound vs. Jorgie Porter22 January 2016 (2016-01-22)1.95
44Katherine Ryan vs. Kayvan Novak29 January 2016 (2016-01-29)1.70
55Carol Vorderman vs. Martin Kemp5 February 2016 (2016-02-05)1.58
66Johnny Vegas vs. Vic Reeves12 February 2016 (2016-02-12)1.05
77Chris Ramsey vs. Aston Merrygold25 March 2016 (2016-03-25)N/A
88Daisy Lowe vs. Matt Richardson20 May 2016 (2016-05-20)N/A

Christmas Special (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
ContestantsOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [5]
8Shane Richie vs. Jessie Wallace20 December 2016 (2016-12-20)0.69
Also featured a special guest appearance from Johnny Vegas.

Series 2 (2017–2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
ContestantsOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [5]
91Craig Revel Horwood vs. Danny Dyer6 January 2017 (2017-01-06)1.75
102Alexander Armstrong vs. Jimmy Carr13 January 2017 (2017-01-13)1.61
113Ben Fogle vs. Katie Price20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)1.52
124Peter Andre vs. Gino D'Acampo27 January 2017 (2017-01-27)1.61
135Robert Webb vs. Sally Phillips17 March 2018 (2018-03-17)TBC
146Joey Essex vs. Louie Spence7 April 2018 (2018-04-07)TBC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hollan, Luke (15 January 2016). "Lip Sync Battle with Mel B and Pro Green: 'It's not exactly like the American show'". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Lip Sync Battle UK will be 'just as good' as US version". BBC. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ Rose, Lacey (8 May 2015). "How NBC Passed on Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' and Gave Spike a Hit Show". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. ^ Entertainment, Whizz Kid (8 May 2015). "Lip Sync Battle UK". Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Top 30 Programmes". BARB. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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