The BBC today announced the 10 celebrities who will take part in BBC One’s new Saturday night entertainment show, Tumble.
The celebrities vaulting, tumbling and flipping head-over-heels in a bid to win the public’s votes are current world boxing champion Carl Froch, Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, fitness legend Mr Motivator, EastEnders actor John Partridge and Loose Women host Andrea McLean.
Also joining the celebrity line-up are TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh, BAFTA Award-winning Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood, Sugababe Amelle Berrabah, Dynasty icon Emma Samms and Ian ‘H’ Watkins from Steps.
“These celebrities are embarking on a gruelling training regime combining aerial and gymnastic skills,” said Rachel Ashdown, BBC Commissioning Executive.
“They’ll use them all to deliver breath-taking performances that you’d expect from the department that also produces Strictly Come Dancing.”
Master of ceremonies Alex Jones will preside over each show, and judging the celebrities’ performances will be world-renowned Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, Strictly Come Dancing champion and London 2012 medalist Louis Smith, MBE, Commonwealth Games gymnastics champion turned sports broadcaster Craig Heap and world-renowned cirque artist/aerial performer Sebastien Stella.
The famous faces will be put through their paces by high-flying, gravity defying gymnasts from across the globe, whom they’ll be partnered with throughout the series.
All 10 celebrities will start training with professional partners and coaches in the coming weeks before the show kicks off this summer.