Foam covered celebs and a terrapin peeing on Stacey Solomon... only on Keith Lemon's Sing If You Can

Keith Lemon (Sing If You Can)

A few weeks back we got the chance to go behind the scenes at a recording of new ITV1 show Sing If You Can, hosted by Keith Lemon and Stacey Solomon. The new show, which starts on Saturday night, sees a bunch of celebrities attempt to sing pop songs whilst being distracted by Keith and his team.

Each episode sees six celebrities split into two teams who compete against each other in order to win the audience vote. For the winning team, the chance to raise some cash for charity, for the losers - a plunge in the show's water tank!

A singing contest would not be a singing contest without a panel of judges however, and Sing If You Can is no different, with three top celebrities joining the show each week to cast a critical opinion over the star's vocals. Or at least as critical as a comedian or soap actress can be on vocals - don't be expecting the likes of Lord Webber on the panel!

Leigh Francis' Keith Lemon character is well suited to the show and it's rather shocking to think Vernon Kay was originally set to front the programme. Keith's laid back attitude works well, offering laughable comments at every step of the way and truly getting involved in distracting the celebs.

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One challenge sees hunky Irish telly presenter Craig Doyle munching on some lambs testicles in a clear Bushtucker trial inspired task. Another distraction dreamed up by Keith will result in soap star Roxanne Pallett having to walk through everything from manure to eels, whilst singing along to The Wanted's 'All Time Low'.

The celebrities too are clearly up for a laugh on the show, with one hit wonder Chesney Hawkes ending up covered in foam following an unscripted battle with Keith Lemon over a fire extinguisher. The scene, to air from Saturday at 7:20PM, follows the singer's performance of Kasabian's 'Fire' on a giant volcano.

Keith's co-host Stacey Solomon doesn't get involved in many of the tasks, instead the I'm A Celebrity and X Factor star nicely feels the role of 'Glamorous assistant'. However this being primetime telly, nothing ever goes to plan - with one gag involving a live terrapin seeing the animal lovingly pee all over the sexy star's dress.

There were other problems also in the recording, with the show's climatic end game breaking down as we previously wrote about.

The format of the show isn't incredibly strong and the celebrities are not the big name stars you might expect for Saturday night primetime, but for a funny bit of feel good telly on a Saturday evening? Sing If You Can doesn't go far wrong, with Keith Lemon's humour certainly helping to increase the show's appeal.

Sing If You Can airs from Saturday 19:20 on ITV1.

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