Returning for its second consecutive series, the five episodes of Lip Sync Battle UK recorded during December 2016 at BBC Studioworks
January 2017: Produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment for Channel 5, Studio D provided an adaptable performance space that easily housed the dynamic set and a roaring audience of 450.
The Lip Sync Battle UK set in BBC Studioworks’ Studio D at Elstree
Across Studio D’s 11,800 sq ft floor, an eight camera set-up was deployed, compromising of four pedestal and two handheld cameras, a radio link Steadicam and a jib. To capture audience reactions, a GoPro action camera was also on set.
BBC Studioworks also provided the production team with ancillary areas that were used to record backstage footage for the links between performances, including costume, make-up and dressing rooms, production offices, props workshops and green rooms.
Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo performing on the Lip Sync Battle UK stage
The second series of Lip Sync Battle UK sees two celebrities go head-to-head in a battle like no other – lip syncing to two songs, with the dance moves and costumes to match.
Behind the scenes – presenter Mel B getting her make-up touched up on set
Presented by Spice Girl Mel B and British rap sensation Professor Green, celebrities going into battle in the second series of the show include Peter Andre versus Gino D’Acampo and Jimmy Carr versus Alexander Armstrong.
Professor Green in Studio D looking out to the audience
Lip Sync Battle series two aired weekly on Channel 5 from late December 2016 to late January 2017.