Noel Fielding is slated to appear as a contestant in Comic Relief’s Let’s Dance gameshow!
The announcement of Noel’s involvement was made via an advert on BBC1 following an edition of topical program The One Show.
Digital Spy were quick to follow up the advert with their exclusive chat with the new co-host of Let’s Dance, Alex Jones. They have confirmed the line up will also feature comics Russell Kane, Ed Byrne and Andi Osho, legendary comic actress Rebecca Front, tv presenter Penny Smith and home designer duo Colin & Justin.
The show will run for three weeks in the lead-up to Comic Relief, which this year takes place on Friday 18th March… so we can expect the series to begin sometime during the last weekend in February. Its contestants must perform popular dance routines in front of a live studio audience, with the viewing population able to vote for their favourites to ensure a place in the grand finale.
Right now, The Velvet Onion knows no more… but we are on the case, attempting to sniff out more info with our oniony snouts as you read this. Stay peeled for more news as and when we receive it!
Noel, of course, is no stranger to Comic Relief – having performed with Julian Barratt and Dave Brown for a mini-Boosh sketch back in 2007 and co-presenting a special edition of Top Of The Pops back in 2009. For more information on the great work Comic Relief does, and how to get involved, visit their official website here.
UPDATE! Comic Strip legend Ade Edmondson (best known as Vivian Basterd in The Young Ones and Edward Elizabeth Hitler in Bottom), has announced via Twitter that he too will be joining the line up! Looks like we’re in for a real treat this year!