Fri 22 Jan 2016, 12:00
MTV’s colossal TV and social media hit Lip Sync Battle is back with a vengeance as season two opens with an epic clash between Channing Tatum and his wife, actress Jenna Dewan Tatum on Monday, 8 February at 21:35 on MTV (130).
The Magic Mike muscleman gets well and truly in touch with his feminine side in a high octane display of girl power as he busts some killer moves dressed as Beyoncé, before performing a show-stopping rendition of Let It Go tricked up as Elsa from Frozen. Not letting him win that easily, wife Jenna holds her own, grinding away to Ginuwine’s Pony and giving her other half a lap dance to remember - although a surprise appearance by Queen Bey herself could tip the scales in Channing’s favour.
Hosted by the multi-talented LL Cool J with commentary by supermodel Chrissy Teigen, Lip Sync Battle has become a global success story for Viacom since launching on Spike TV in the USA in 2015. Based on an original idea by John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant (both of whom have performed on the show) the series has become a global ratings and multiplatform superstar and is the most-watched original series in Spike’s history.
A-list stars and pop culture stars who went head-to-head in season one included Emily Blunt vs Anne Hathaway, Common vs John Legend, Queen Latifah vs Marlon Wayans, and Jimmy Fallon vs Dwayne Johnson. Among the most memorable performances are Will Arnett’s rendition of Everything is Awesome from The Lego Movie, Joseph-Gordon Levitt channelling Janet Jackson in Rhythm Nation, and John Legend getting in touch with his inner MC Hammer. Other celebrities featuring on the show have included Mike Tyson, Anna Kendrick, Justin Bieber, Taraji P Henson and Malin Ackerman.
Commented Dillon Khan, Channel Head, MTV: "Lip Sync Battle is the funniest, most exciting and original reality format brought to TV in the last year. Season two promises to top season one with some of the key players in the industry delivering jaw-dropping performances that will keep you talking for days on end. This is not to be missed."
Get your regular dose of Lip Sync Battle on MTV every Monday from 8 February at 21:35 CAT and on MTV Base (322) at 16:30 CAT every Friday from 12 February.