Zoe Ball

BBC confirms new Film 2016 presenters

Presenters Zoe Ball, Ben Bailey Smith, Mariella Frostrup, Camilla Long, Paul Merton, Edith Bowman and Antonia Quirke (Credit: BBC)

Rather than replacing Winkleman, who presented the show for six years, the BBC has chosen a guest presenter to front each episode in the upcoming seven-part series. 

Zoe Ball will host the first episode, followed by rapper and comedian Ben Bailey Smith, Mariella Frostrup, The Times columnist Camilla Long, Paul Merton, Edith Bowman and radio presenter and journalist Antonia Quirke.

Danny Leigh will remain as the programme's resident critic and guest critics include Grace Dent, Peter Bradshaw, Kate Muir and Ellen E Jones.

Top entertainment TV for 2016

David Walliams, Lip Sync Battle, UK, Mel B, Professor Green

The year is coming to an end, it is time to remember fondly the past year’s television treats, and look forward to what 2016 will bring in TV entertainment.


Lip Sync Battle UK - Channel 5

This American import is being given a very special British makeover. Hosted by former Spice Girl Mel B and rapper Professor Green, the show will have all your favourite celebrities miming their hearts out for the studio audience’s votes. 

Lip Sync Battle UK starts on 8 January 2016

Frank Skinner to host chat show exclusively for iPlayer

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner will host a weekly talk show exclusive to BBC iPlayer, it has been announced.

Frank Skinner On Demand With… will see the presenter join celebrities to discuss what they’re watching on the BBC’s on demand service.

He will join his guests in a location where they regularly watch iPlayer, from tour buses to make-up chairs.

Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content at BBC iPlayer, who commissioned the series said: “This show is reinventing ‘word of mouth’ for the on-demand audience”.