The release date for Lip Sync Battle UK series 2 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Lip Sync Battle UK Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Channel 5 has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in January 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Show background and production info
Lip Sync Battle UK is a new British reality / competition series that aired on Channel 5 on January 8, 2016. It is based on an eponymous American series that proved a hit on Spike network. The original idea stems from the US talk show Late Night with Jimmy Falon, where the celebrity lip syncing battles were used as a recurring bit. The Uk series is produced by Whiz Kid Entertainment and hosted by rapper Professor Green and ex-Scary Spice Girl Mel B.
The UK version of the show is faster-paced, edgier and aimed at a younger audience than the US series. Two celebrity guests are pitted against each other in a competition to see who`s better at lip syncing two songs of their choice. There`s more of ironic commentary by the hosts, who insert themselves more heavily into the series than their US counterparts, and the show has a nice adult post-watershed vibe to it.
Viewer reception and chances of renewal
The US series has a huge Youtube following and smash hit ratings, and the UK version is no less of a success story for Channel 5. It`s currently the #2 series on the network, second only to some episodes of Celebrity Big Brother with over 2.2 million viewers per episode. Both hosts and the celebrity guests who seem to enjoy a good bit of self-mockery, as well as the audience certainly agree on one thing – the show`s so much fun that it has to be done again. And with this kind of reception, it most certainly will, let`s just wait and make sure that the network agrees.
UPDATED November 22, 2016: Great news – on the heels of the success that the first installment enjoyed Lip Sync Battle UK is renewed for series two, which is scheduled for release in January 2017. Mel B and Professor Green will not abandon the fans, and should return to host the popular program. Additionally, we have a Christmas special to look forward to in December 2016, so let`s rejoice, enjoy the holiday season and the upcoming new series. Sign up for our updates, and we will automatically inform you when the release date is announced.
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