Ricky Hatton Signs Up For Let's Dance For Comic Relief
Boxer Ricky Hatton is one of the most surprising names to be plucked out for this years Lets Dance For Comic Relief, with the hardman sure to set off some smiles when he drops the boxing gloves in favour of something a little more dance-floor appropriate.
Hatton is among 15 other celebrities who have signed up for the one-off show, with impressionist Jon Culshaw, ventriloquist Nina Conti and stand-up comic Tim Vine also confirmed to appear. One person who is particularly looking forward to the upcoming instalment of the show, which has been a fixture in the Comic Relief schedule since 2009, is co-host Steve Jones, who said he looks forward to this show more than any other he fronts. He told press recently: "It's still the most fun I have on TV so I am ecstatic. Let's Dance is back with a host of famous faces along with famous arms, necks, legs and fingers all attempting to dance for our viewing pleasure."
Alex Jones, Steve's surname-sharing co-host, has also expressed her excitement for the upcoming project, saying, "We have some of our best comedians as panellists, and an unbelievable line-up of brave celebrities, who are all prepared to don their dancing shoes to raise lots of money for this year's Red Nose Day."
This years performers will dance for a panel of judges, who will include Jo Brand and Frank Skinner, with the first round of the show airing on BBC One on February 16.