Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sarah Harding lead the celebrity line-up for the BBC's brand new gymnastics-based reality show Tumble
Sarah Harding and Lucy Mecklenburgh will compete on brand new BBC gymnastics show, Tumble.
The former Girls Aloud singer and the ex-TOWIE star are among a host of celebrities set to try their hands at a new skill at BBC One's new Saturday night entertainment show.
Each of the 10 famous faces will be partnered with a professional gymnast, who will put them through their paces to perform demanding routines, and each week they'll face a panel of judges and a public vote.
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Let's get ready to Tumble! Sarah Harding and Lucy Mecklenburgh will compete on brand new BBC gymnastics show, Tumble
BBC Commissioning Executive Rachel Ashdown said: 'These celebrities are embarking on a gruelling training regime combining aerial and gymnastic skills.
'They'll use them all to deliver breathtaking performances that you'd expect from the department that also produces Strictly Come Dancing.'
Sarah, 32, and Lucy, 22, will come up against champion boxer Carl Froch, EastEnders actor John Partridge, Loose Women host Andrea McLean, Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood, Sugababe Amelle Berrabah, Dynasty's Emma Samms, Ian 'H' Watkins from Steps and fitness legend Mr. Motivator.
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The One Show's Alex Jones will take on the role of host while Strictly Come Dancing champion and London 2012 medallist Louis Smith, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, sports broadcaster Craig Heap and world-renowned cirque artist and aerial performer Sebastian Stella will sit in the judges' seats.
The celebrities are to begin training with their professional partners and coaches in the coming weeks while the show is scheduled to begin later this summer.
Sarah said of the challenge: 'I'm really looking forward, but also a little bit scared, about all the training I'll be doing - but at least it beats going to the gym.'
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Lucy added: 'I'm scared, nervous and more excited than I can describe about Tumble! To have the opportunity to learn a new skill is a dream come true for me.
'Although I'm sure I'll be falling over a lot before then!'
The competitors will train with experienced gymnasts to prepare them for the sporting challenge.
Jane Allen, the chief executive officer of British Gymnastics, said: 'This is an exciting opportunity for our sport that will enable people to view gymnastics in a whole new entertainment light.'
Stars of the small screen! EastEnders actor John Partridge and WolfBlood actor Bobby Lockwood will also compete
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