Comics Jo Brand, Paddy McGuinness and Leigh Francis – aka Keith Lemon – are among the stars taking part in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, the BBC has confirmed.

Presenters Dick and Dom and Peep Show star Robert Webb will be dancing with Dragon’s Den judges and former Blue Peter presenters in the special series, in which celebrities must recreate iconic routines from films and pop videos.

A team of choreographers and stylists with work with the acts – a mix of solo dancers, duos and groups – as they pay homage to cult films such as Saturday Night Fever and pop classics including Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time.

Strictly Come Dancing professional Anton du Beke will be head judge on the show, which runs for four weeks from late February.

He will be joined by two guest judges each week, as the viewers will be voting for the acts they would like to see in the final dance-off on the Saturday of Red Nose Day weekend, March 14.

The six acts to make the final will be decided over three heats – but contestants for the second and third heats are yet to be announced.

Blue Peter is fielding a team of eight ex-presenters including Anthea Turner and Peter Purves.

Dragon’s Den is offering Peter Jones, Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden up to the dance floor.

Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones have already been confirmed as presenters for the BBC1 show.

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