The Comic Relief takeover of sturdy BBC formats steps up a gear for this fifth series of ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief’. Details remain mostly underwraps, but you can probably expect a fair bit of crossdressing, a clutch of more comfortably built celebs attempting unfeasibly acrobatic routines and, you never know, the odd instance of genuinely impressive hoofing.
Confirmed participants for the four heats include quickfire gag man Tim Vine, retired boxer Ricky Hatton, impressionist Jon Culshaw and ventriloquist Nina Conti, the latter surely doing a routine based around ‘The Jungle Book’s’ chimp-human face-off ‘I Wanna Be Like You’. Well, it’s all in a good cause, etc, etc.
Baz & Fred
The first permanent pizza kitchen from this young chef duo. The USP? Each pizza is cooked in a single 'Chadwick Oven' designed by Dan Chadwick, who handily happens to be Baz's godfather. It's capable of reaching 500°C. The dough is made fresh and proven for between 48 and 62 hours. Most of the ingredients are sourced from Italy, including the san marzano tomatoes used in their tomato sauce, but if they can't find them there they'll buy as locally as possible. Pizzas on offer range from a simple tomato and mozzarella, furnished with parmesan and basil to goat's cheese and caramelised onion, chorizo and 'nduja, Neapolitan salami with house pesto and parma ham, and portobello mushrooms with mozzarella, parsley oil, rocket and basil.
Venue says: “Freshly made stone-baked pizza at Flat Iron Square, the new food hub in London Bridge. All pizzas are under £10!”