Whizz Kid Entertainment

Whizz Kid Entertainment is a high-profile established independent production company based in the heart of London.

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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Let’s Dance for Comic Relief returns to BBC One for a 5th series

Whizz Kid Entertainment today announces the return of comedy dance extravaganza Let’s Dance for Comic Relief to BBC One in 2013.

Hosted once again by Steve Jones and Alex Jones, the entertainment series will see fifteen celebrity acts compete for the viewers’ vote to raise money for Comic Relief.

The series will run over four consecutive Saturday nights, comprising three heats and culminating in a final dance-off spectacular ahead of 2013’s Red Nose Day.  The 2013 champion will be following in the footsteps of previous winners Robert Webb, Rufus Hound, James Thornton & Charlie Baker and the 2012 winner: Rowland Rivron.

Let’s Dance for Comic Relief is produced for BBC One by Whizz Kid Entertainment. The Commissioner for the BBC is Jo Wallace and the Executive Producers for Whizz Kid Entertainment are Malcolm Gerrie, Lisa Chapman and Louise Rainbow.

The next Red Nose Day takes place on Friday 15th March 2013.




Notes to editors: 

Whizz Kid Entertainment is owned jointly by Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited (IMAC) and CEO Malcolm Gerrie (former CEO of Initial, part of the Endemol Group).  The Chairman is Patrick McKenna (CEO Ingenious) and Lisa Chapman is Managing Director.

The company produces a range of high-quality programmes specialising in formatted entertainment programmes, live events, music, digital and arts programming.  Production highlights include:  Let’s Dance for Comic/Sport Relief (BBC One), the Orange British Academy Film Awards (BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three), Being… N-Dubz (Channel 4), Camp Bestival and Bestival 3D (Sky Arts / Sky 3D), The Nokia Green Room (Channel 4), U2 Live On YouTube (YouTube, Sky1HD), Titanic: A Commemoration In Music & Film (BBC Two), The Moonlight Signing of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Bloomsbury Publishing on-line), George Michael the Road to Wembley (Channel 4) Please visit www.whizzkid.tv for more information on our shows and team.

Press contact:

Tracey Lloyd: General Manager, Whizz Kid Entertainment

Tel: + 44 20 7440 2550 or + 44 7841 997682

Email: tracey@whizzkid.tv

About Red Nose Day:

  • Red Nose Day 2013 is heading your way on Friday 15th March when the great British public will once again be asked to Do Something Funny for Money.
  • By raising cash this Red Nose Day, you’re helping to change lives forever.  That’s because Comic Relief spends all the money raised by the public to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa a helping hand to turn their lives around.
  • Comic Relief was launched on Christmas Day in 1985, live on BBC One.  At that time, a devastating famine was crippling Ethiopia and something had to be done.  That something was Comic Relief.  The idea was simple – Comic Relief would make the public laugh while they raised money to help people in desperate need.  Before too long, Red Nose Day was created and the first ever event in 1988 raised a staggering £15m. To date, thirteen Red Nose Days have raised more than £600m.  That money has helped, and is helping, to support people and communities in dire need both in the UK and Africa.
  • Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)