Channel 5 has greenlit a British version of Spike’s smash hit US entertainment format, Lip Sync Battle.
Presenting and performing talent will be announced in due course, with the series expected to premiere in the UK early in 2016.
Director of Programmes, Ben Frow commented: “There is a great buzz around Lip Sync Battle – it’s one of the most talked-about and fought-over formats in the world of TV right now. We’re excited that our developing relationship with Spike in the U.S. has made a UK version of the show possible and look forward to bringing entertainment back to the heart of Channel 5 primetime.”
The award-nominated US version of Lip Sync Battle is hosted by two-time Grammy award winner, LL Cool J and has featured an array of A-list musical combatants.
Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Spike original series features celebrities going head-to-head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.
The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in the network’s history, averaging nearly 3 million viewers.
The US series has been re-commissioned for 20 more episodes in 2016.
The first season of Lip Sync Battle is currently being repeated on Friday’s at 10.30pm on Channel 5.