BBC1 has commissioned two new entertainment formats, including a Saturday night celebrity gymnastics competition.
Let’s Get Ready To Tumble (working title) has been created by the BBC in-house entertainment format development team and its editor Leon Wilde. It will see the trainers of Olympic medallists Louis Smith and Beth Tweddle attempt to transform pop stars, actors, newsreaders and chefs into gymnasts.
The BBC commissioner is Mirella Breda.
Katie Taylor, controller of entertainment and events at BBC, said: “One thing’s for certain, you can expect the celebs to be pushed out of their comfort zone in what is probably the most physically demanding show of its kind anywhere in the world.”
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore and BBC controller of entertainment commissioning Mark Linsey both commissioned Let’s Get Ready to Tumble, as well as a new prime-time makeover series called Your Home In Their Hands.
In the latter, homeowners will hand over their keys to who they think are professionals redecorators - but the twist is that the people doing the makeovers have only ever decorated their own homes before.
The show will pit four passionate home decorators who think they’ve got an eye for design against each other, to win a cash prize.
The series was developed in-house by Rachel Arnold and Richard Hastings. The BBC commissioner is again Mirella Breda.
Moore said: “These two new entertainment series reflect the range and creative ambition of In-house. Your Home in Their Hands will see BBC One indulge viewers’ passion for home decoration, something we’ve not explored on the channel in recent years. And Let’s Get Ready To Tumble will see brave celebrity contestants sign up to the toughest live Saturday night TV challenge yet.”
BBC Worldwide has invested in both series.