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.
Herman Ze German
This mini-chain specialising in authentic German sausages certainly boasts a pretty good reputation - we gave the Soho branch a glowing review, and all three venues, including this Villiers Street branch, are usually pretty busy. Most people are heading down for the wurst, brought in from the Black Forest where they're made by a butcher called Fritz - it could hardly get more German. There are three types available: a bockwurst (a smoked pork sausage), a bratwurst (a minced pork and veal combo) and a chilli beef sausage, made with pork, beef and a hit of chilli. You can order them in a roll or with a salad, and you can jazz them up with things like mustard, jalapenos, crispy onions, sauerkraut, cheese and curry sauce. Schnitzels, veggie options and sides of fries, potato salad and coleslaw also feature.
Venue says: “Born out of a love of our traditional German dish, Herman ze German is the perfect pit stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner!”