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120,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas. To support Shelter’s emergency Christmas appeal text SHELTER to 70555 to donate £3. Or donate using the link below.

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Useful contacts

If you have been affected by, or would like to know more about any of the issues highlighted in The Freddie Mercury Story: Who Wants To Live Forever? please see the relevant sites below.


MTV Staying Alive Foundation –


The MTV Staying Alive Foundation finds, funds and trains young leaders from across the world and helps them to set up their own HIV awareness projects in their communities. Find out more about the foundation’s work or how you can support them.

National AIDS Trust –


Positively UK –

Terrence Higgins Trust –


Drug use

Talk to Frank –


Samaritans –

Mel B and Professor Green return to host Series 2

Series 2 launches in January 2017 on Channel 5. 

We’re very excited to announce that there will be a second series of Lip Sync Battle UK! International pop icon, Mel B and acclaimed British rapper Professor Green will both be returning as hosts.

The likes of Carol Vorderman, Michelle Keegan and Alesha Dixon have already earned their stripes on the Lip Sync Battle UK stage and now it’s time to up the ante with bigger songs, louder costumes and larger performances. The mics are still off, but the battle is most definitely on!

LA-based Mel B will be flying into London to film the series, following a busy year as a judge on America’s Got Talent and juggling life as a working mum. Mel B said: “I’m looking forward to being back in the UK for the second series of Lip Sync Battle UK. We had so much fun filming the last series; some of the performances still have me in stitches. Who will take to the stage this time around? I can’t wait to see!”

“Very excited to be working with Mel again, and I’ve promised her I’ll have been to bed before we do our press day this time. It isn’t work with Mel, nor is it with the team behind the scenes – it’s a genuine giggle with a good bunch – I’m excited about what season 2 of Lip Sync Battle UK has to offer!” said Professor Green of the reunion. “I’ve had the image of Johnny Vegas suspended from the ceiling dressed as an angel in my head for the last year. That sort of thing does something to your psyche. This year I’d love to see Donald Trump doing Lil Wayne “Misunderstood”.

For those who have been living under a rock for the past 18 months, Lip Sync Battle UK is based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip syncing along to popular songs and putting a performance together, without actually singing any of the words. Lip Sync Battle UK features two well-known celebrities going head-to-head with show stopping routines of smash hit songs.

Series two will be coming to Channel 5 in January 2017. There’ll also be a Christmas special, which will air in December.