Rufus Hound and Katy Brand dance their way through to the final in week one of Let’s Dance For Sport Relief!
Comedian, Stephen K Amos, Eastender, Cheryl Fergison, The Bill actors, Sally Rogers and Chris Simmons, footballer, Jason Cundy (dancing with Peter Shilton), and Bellamy’s People actors, Felix Dexter, Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas will all appear in the third heat of Let’s Dance For Sport Relief as part of this year’s Sport Relief’s Rise to the Challenge Campaign it was announced today. Denise van Outen has also been confirmed as a panellist for this Saturday’s show alongside comedian, Vic Reeves and comedienne and contestant from last year’s show, Jo Brand.
The show, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones will see the six acts perform iconic dance routines in a bid to wow viewers and win a place in next week’s spectacular final dance off. Who goes through and who gets a chance to compete in the final will be down to the public phone votes and the panel.
The final will see two more celebrity acts compete alongside Rufus Hound, Katy Brand, Kate Garraway and Richard Arnold and Debra Stephenson for their chance to be crowned the Let’s Dance For Sport Relief Champion on Saturday 13 March. Panellists in the final will include impressionist Jon Culshaw, comedian, Jack Dee and last year’s Let’s Dance Champion, Robert Webb.
Show three will feature performances from Stephen K Amos, Cheryl Fergison, Sally Rogers and Chris Simmons, Jason Cundy and Peter Shilton, Felix Dextor, Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas and Lesley Joseph, Susie Blake, Linda Robson and Jenny Éclair.
The show will be produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment for the BBC.
For further information contact
Natasha Ayivor, 020 8225 6703 firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
About Sport Relief As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March 2010 including a night of Sport Relief telly on BBC One and the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile events across the UK on Sunday 21st March. All the cash raised by the public will help transform the lives of those living tough lives across the UK and the world’s poorest countries.
Since its launch in 2002, millions of people have taken part in Sport Relief, helping to raise over £80 million. Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge, from David Walliams’ astonishing swim across the English Channel to Eddie Izzard’s truly amazing marathon a day around the UK.
Further information is available on www.sportrelief.com
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).