Lip Sync Battle UK coming back to Channel 5 with 'bigger and better' second series

Lip Sync Battle UK

Channel 5 has announced a second series of Lip Sync Battle UK next year.

Oh, and there is also a special Christmas special next month.

The main series will return in 2017 with Melanie Brown a.k.a Mel B and acclaimed British rapper Professor Green (real name Stephen Manderson) back as hosts.

A whole host of UK celebrity royalty have already hit the stage in series one in January of this year.

Lip Sync Battle UK - Jorgie Porter Hound vs Porter
Lip Sync Battle UK - Jorgie Porter.

David Walliams and Alesha Dixon kicked things off, which was watched by 2.5 million people. Carol Vorderman, Michelle Keegan and Alesha Dixon also earned their stripes on the Lip Sync Battle stage.

Now show bosses are promising bigger songs, louder costumes and larger performances.

"The mics are still off, but the battle is most definitely ON!" tease Channel 5.

Mel B said: "I'm looking forward to being back in the UK for the second series of Lip Sync Battle UK. We had so much fun filming the last series; some of the performances still have me in stitches. Who will take to the stage this time around? I can't wait to see!”

Professor Green said of the reunion: “Very excited to be working with Mel again, and I've promised her I'll have been to bed before we do our press day this time. It isn't work with Mel, nor is it with the team behind the scenes - it's a genuine giggle with a good bunch - I'm excited about what season 2 of Lip Sync Battle UK has to offer!"

Lip Sync Battle  Johnny Vegas vs Vic Reeves.
Lip Sync Battle Johnny Vegas vs Vic Reeves.

“I’ve had the image of Johnny Vegas suspended from the ceiling dressed as an angel in my head for the last year. That sort of thing does something to your psyche. This year I’d love to see Donald Trump doing Lil Wayne "Misunderstood.”

Lip Sync Battle UK, based on the American format of the same name, averaged 2 million viewers across its first six episode series earlier this year.

Lip Sync Battle UK will air from January 2017 on Channel 5 with the Xmas special airing in December.

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