By: Ashlee Wilson | Wed 01 Jul 2015, 09:00
LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen host.
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It’s Lip Sync Battle; the pop culture phenomenon that’s sweeping the globe and now, it’s coming to MTV in Africa. The premiere episode will air on MTV (DStv channel 130) on Thursday, 9 July at 20:50 CAT.
Hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning hip hop icon and actor LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle is based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling to an original track. The show is co-hosted by social media maven and super model Chrissy Teigen. Over 10 episodes, the series features celebrities going head to head, lip-syncing to the song of their choice, all while battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.
“Like the rest of the world, I’m a big fan of these battles, but this show is going to bring it to a whole new level. I’m thrilled to be working with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and the entire team to host the show and can’t wait for the fans at home to join in!” said LL Cool J. To celebrate the arrival of Lip Sync Battle on SA turf, local celebrities are limbering up for their own Lip Sync Battle at the Hard Rock Cafe, Johannesburg on 9 July.
Lip Sync Battle SA will premiere on MTV (DStv channel 130) on 16 July at 21:15 CAT.
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