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BBC One goes to the gym, Your Home

BBC One has commissioned a pair of entertainment formats, one that tasks celebrities to become gymnasts and the other a home makeover show.

Let’s get Ready to Tumble (WT) will be a live series that will attempt to solve the BBC’s long standing Saturday night primetime problem.

It will feature amateur celebrity gymnasts performing live routines in order to win public votes.

Leon Wilde and BBC In-house Entertainment’s format development team created the format and was commissioned by Mirella Breda.

Katie Taylor, the BBC’s controller of entertainment and events, 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.”

Meanwhile, Your Home in Their Hands (WT) is also for primetime in which people hand over the keys of their homes for a makeover to amateur decorators.

Rachel Arnold and Richard Hasting created the series, and Breda also commissioned it.

BBC Worldwide has invested in both and Joerg Bachmaier, executive VP, international production, BBCWW, said: “We are thrilled to invest in both Your Home In Their Hands and Let’s Get Ready To Tumble, two brand-new entertainment formats that we know will appeal to international audiences around the world.”

In further BBC news, BBC Two has commissioned Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve, in which the eponymous travelling presenter will go on epic pilgrimages undertaken by different faiths and cultures around the world.

The 3x60mins series is coproduction between All3Media’s Lion TV and Iridescent Films. The BBC’s head of religion and ethics Aaqil Ahemed is among the exec producers.

Reeve is best known for BBC series such as Tropic of Cancer and Equator.