Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief: First look as Matt Edmondson becomes Nicki Minaj

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Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief begins this weekend and here's a first preview of the celebs in 'rehearsals'.

Let’s Dance For Comic Relief last aired in 2013 but will be back for Red Nose Day 2017, now bigger and better than ever before as it has been supersized into Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief.

Once again celebrities will don more fantastic outfits and learn more iconic dance routines for Comic Relief, but this time the brave stars will be facing double the challenge – dancing and singing!

This weekend is the first heat and TV Presenter and Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson will perform Superbass by the American rapper and singing superstar, Nicki Minaj.

Matt said: “When I first got the call from Comic Relief asking me to reveal my superb ass to the nation, I was flattered and also thought "it’s about time!” It was only later that I learned they’d actually meant Superbass and they wanted me to impersonate Nicki Minaj.

"I can’t sing, and I can’t dance, so doing Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief is purely a chance for me to get a photo for my Facebook profile with Mel and Sue.”

In this preview, we see how he's practising for the part at every moment - even when sitting down in Radio 1. \

Also on this Saturday's show, TV and Radio hosts Rickie and Melvin will perform a sensational medley of Will Smith’s biggest music hits.

Rickie said: “I literally cannot wait to perform on Let's Sing And Dance For Comic Relief! Melvin and I have always fancied ourselves as pop stars so surely this is the next best thing!”

Melvin added: "I'm so excited to get on the dance floor again after my time on Strictly and this time around I get to sing and perform with my best friend - what more could you ask for?"

More celebs confirmed to appear in the upcoming series include astrologer Russell Grant, actress Sally Lindsay, stand-up comedian and actress Sara Pascoe, actresses Harriet Thorpe and Helen Lederer and the stars of Casualty and Holby City.

Let's Sing and Dance starts this Saturday night at 6:40PM on BBC One.

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