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Professor Green to co-host Lip Sync Battle UK with Mel B

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Professor Green to co-host Lip Sync Battle UK with Mel B

Professor Green is set to co-host 'Lip Sync Battle UK.'

The 32-year-old rapper is to make his presenting debut as he joins forces with former Spice Girls singer Mel B to host the UK's version of the popular American musical comedy show.

Professor Green - whose real name is Stephen Manderson - said: "When the chance to work with Mel B came up the answer was obviously a yes. The fact I'd be her co-host on 'Lip Sync Battle' was also exciting. Jokes aside I'm very excited about filming the first series - having spent a good while on YouTube watching the US show I'm looking forward to seeing what our guests bring to the table!"

The hilarious programme will see two celebrities battle it out to be crowned the lip sync champion as they go head-to-head to mime a series of smash hits from various decades.

Mel, 40, added: "It's great to be asked to present this show. Who doesn't love letting out their inner diva?

"The US version has me in fits of laughter and I can't wait to see the UK show contestants give it their all. I'll be sure to keep everyone in line."

'Lip Sync Battle' premiered earlier this year across the pond as a spin-off to a successful segment which featured on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' introduced by 'The Office' actor John Krasinski.

The show, which is hosted by rapper LL. Cool J, proved such a success with US audiences that it's being lined up to return for a second series next year.

Meanwhile, 'Lip Sync Battle UK' is set to air on Channel 5 at the beginning of 2016.