The concept of the show is remarkably simple, celebs / well known people appear each week and try to perform an established dance routine (such as a song from High School Musical, Grease etc) in order to get the public to vote them through to the final. Something like 36.8p of every 50p phone call, goes to Comic Relief – and no, I have no idea where the .8p comes from either!
Most celebs got dressed up a little and gave it a fair effort (though I agree with guest judge Michael McIntyre – Biggins was suitable for nothing other than ‘Walking on Ice’!), however Robert Webb got a little too far into the psyche of his character (the female welder-cum-dancer from Flashdance)…. as the video clip below demonstrates.
Absolute comedy gold!
I don’t think that I have laughed so much in years!! Kudos to Webb for putting himself out there like that, well done that man!
BBC iPlayer should carry the full episode via THIS LINK until the afternoon of Saturday 28th February 2009.
Synopsis: Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones present a brand new four-part spectacular celebrity-packed dance show in conjunction with Comic Relief. Each week, they are joined by regular panellist Anton Du Beke and two special guest panellists who are on hand to comment, congratulate, cajole or commiserate on the standard of the celebrity performances.
In the first three weeks of heats, six different celebrity acts each perform an iconic dance from Hollywood musicals, West End stage shows and pop videos. Who will wow us with their twinkle toes, and who will flounder with two left feet?
Each week there is a viewer vote and two acts go through to the Grand Final on the 14th March.
Celebrities competing in the series include: Jo Brand, Dick and Dom, Robert Webb, Angela Rippon, Deborah, Duncan and Peter from Dragon’s Den, Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon, and many more.
This week’s show also includes special performances from the cast of West End hit Billy Elliot, and Girl group The Saturdays perform this year’s official Comic Relief single, I Just Can’t Get Enough.
Proceeds from the voting will go through to Comic Relief.