Whizz Kid Entertainment

Whizz Kid Entertainment is a high-profile established independent production company based in the heart of London. It is jointly owned by Ingenious Capital Management Ltd and founder and CEO Malcolm Gerrie.

The company is trusted producer of prime-time entertainment in a range of genres for all the major UK broadcasters and enjoys an enviable track record in format origination, high-quality output and access to major talent.

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Tameka Empson and Laurie Brett are through to the final with Terry Alderton in week one of Let’s Dance For Sport Relief!

Eastenders’ Tameka Empson and Laurie Brett along with comedian Terry Alderton are the fi rst two acts to boogie their way into the fi nal of Let’s Dance For Sport Relief, after impressing viewers with their show stopping performances in the fi rst show of the series.

Presenters Alex Jones and Steve Jones announced that viewers had voted Tameka Empson and Laurie Brett through to the live fi nal on Saturday 17 March, after their spectacular performance of Telephone, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Runners up Terry Alderton and Tony Blackburn and David Hamilton then faced the three panellists, Greg Davies, Keith Lemon and Graham Norton, who were left to decide which act deserved to win the second coveted place in the fi nal, after their performances of Proud Mary, Tina Turner and Push It, Salt ‘n’ Pepa respectively.

Panellists Greg Davies and Keith Lemon both voted for Terry Alderton giving him the majority vote and a place in the fi nal alongside Tameka and Laurie.

Following Tameka and Laurie’s winning performance, the panellists said: Graham Norton: “You could have heated your tea up on that, it was hot, hot, hot”. Greg Davies: “I haven’t actually seen the original Lady Gaga video but it can’t have been better than that. Honestly half way through I just started roaring like a lion”.

Keith Lemon: “I got all butterfl ies in my thighs and it went to my hidden bits. It was amazing”. On confi rming his place in the fi nal with a fantastic performance Proud Mary, Tina Turner, Terry Alderton said: “I can’t wait, I think you’re going to be a bit worried I’m coming back”.

The viewers’ favourite Tameka Empson and Laurie Brett then closed the show with one more rendition of Telephone.

Tonight’s show was the fi rst of four heats and saw Angelos Epithemiou and Ulrika Jonsson: Tony Blackburn and David Hamilton: and Darren Gough eliminated.

There were also performances from JLS who sang their hit ‘Do You Feel What I Feel’ and Jessie J who sang her number one song ‘Domino’.

Next week, fi ve more celebrity contestants will take to the fl oor in a bid to wow viewers with iconic dance routines and win a place in the fi nal of Let’s Dance For Sport Relief. Next week’s show will air on BBC One and BBC One HD at 7.10 – 8.30pm.

 

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Let’s Dance For Sport Relief reveals celebrity names

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 fi ve weeks, with four heats culminating in a spectacular fi nal 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 fi nal in week five.

Who goes through and who gets a chance to compete in the fi nal will be down to the public and the panel. The fi nal will see eight celebrity acts dance with the hope of being crowned the Let’s Dance For Sport Relief Champion. Proceeds from the voting will go to Sport Relief.

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 fi nal 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.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

 

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