That’s My Jam celebrity line up and all about new BBC show with Mo Gilligan
Mo Gilligan is hosting new BBC entertainment series That’s My Jam – here’s all you need to know.
Based on the original US show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the show is inspired by musical segments on NBC’s The Tonight Show.
A teaser shares: “Each week two new teams of celebrities will take on a host of super-sized musical challenges, as they compete to be declared That’s My Jam champions.
“Mo will push their singing abilities, performance skills and musical knowledge to the ultimate limit, as they blast their best vocals and bust their greatest moves in The Wheel of Impossible Karaoke, Magic Mic, Musical Genre Challenge, Take On Mo and Undercover Covers, before facing the mighty DoomBox in the epic end game, Slay It, Don’t Spray It!”
The series will start on BBC One and iPlayer from Saturday, 17 December at 9:35PM.
In the opening episode, Mo will be joined by singer-songwriter, author and TV personality Alesha Dixon; Emmy Award winning celebrity host and producer Michelle Visage; actor, singer, producer and podcaster Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee); and actor, Kevin McHale (Glee, Virtually Famous).
Forthcoming episodes of the brand-new series will feature guest stars including singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc; actress, singer and producer Amber Riley (Glee); musician Becky Hill; actor and musician Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings); actress Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy); queen of hip-hop Cheryl James (Salt-N-Pepa); actor Chris Carmack (Grey’s Anatomy); award-winning actor and star of Selling Sunset Chrishell Stause and international drag superstar Courtney Act.
Also taking part are actor and comedian David Koechner (The Office, Anchorman); legendary entertainer Donny Osmond, stand-up comedian, actor and writer Gina Yashere; world-renowned musician and entertainer Jason Derulo; entertainer and singer Joey Fatone (NSYNC); pop icon and DJ Kimberly Wyatt (The Pussycat Dolls); actor Lucy Davis (The Office); real Estate Agent, VP at Oppenheim Group, and star of Selling Sunset Mary Fitzgerald; grammy nominated singer, songwriter and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger; aActor and DJ Patsy Palmer (EastEnders) and musician and comedian Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show with James Corden).
Completing the stars appearing are iconic television personality, actress and documentary filmmaker Ricki Lake; queen of hip-hop Sandra Denton (Salt-N-Pepa); vocal legend Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men); drag superstar and TV personality The Vivienne; former professional rugby player Thom Evans; actor and producer Tom Ellis (Lucifer); musician Tom Grennan and vocal legend Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men).
Mo Gilligan said: “It was such a thrill to work with Jimmy and his outstanding team on the pilot of this show – and now we get to do a series! This is such an exceptional format and I’m so honoured that the BBC and NBCUniversal are letting me bring it to the UK.”
Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted at the BBC, added: “With marvellous Mo Gilligan leading proceedings, That’s My Jam will see competitive celebrities facing off like never before, in a series of musical games guaranteed to provide a multitude of surprises and singalong moments!”