The stars of The Chase have been confirmed to appear on Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief in 2017.
Let’s Dance For Comic Relief is back for Red Nose Day 2017, now bigger and better than ever before as it has been supersized into Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief.
This year will see celebrities donning more fantastic outfits and learning more iconic dance routines for Comic Relief, but this time the brave celebrities will be facing double the challenge – dancing and singing!
The Chasers from ITV’s The Chase featuring Anne Hegerty, Jenny Ryan, Mark Labbett and Shaun Wallace will be performing a musical medley from the classic Wizard Of Oz.
Anne Hegerty said: “I was the Scarecrow in the school play when I was nine years old - with future Birds Of A Feather star Peter Polycarpou as the Cowardly Lion! - so it'll be great fun revisiting the role, and of course I have no excuse for forgetting any of the words! I'm not really much of a dancer, so we're hoping to shove Shaun in the way of the cameras and dance behind him.”
Jenny Ryan said: “I’m delighted that we’re taking on one of the most iconic musicals of all time, and it couldn’t be for a better cause than Comic Relief. Viewers are used to seeing us at our sternest and most serious on The Chase, so it might be a bit of a shock when we let our hair down. We might even smile!
"Playing Dorothy is every little girl’s dream, and I hope this means I finally get over the trauma of being passed over for the role when I was eight. I never forgave Mrs Lomax, who made me play tambourine instead. I lost out again aged 15, but I channelled my rage into a very vicious performance as the Wicked Witch. Finally, those precious ruby slippers will be mine!”
Mark Labbett added: “Where else can a tone deaf 27 stone man with two left feet get to sing and dance in front of the nation? We are all looking forward to going somewhere over the rainbow and being friends of Dorothy for the evening and to be involved in such a wonderful cause.”
And Shaun Wallace said: “I am really exciting and looking forward to playing the Tin Man for this wonderful and worthwhile charity”.
Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief 2017 will air on BBC one on Saturday nights from March.