James Corden and Mathew Horne will try out synchronised swimming and perform magic routines in their new comedy sketch show for BBC Three.

The stars of Gavin and Stacey play a host of new characters in their six-part series called Horne and Corden.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, new characters include Jonny and Lee Miller, two flamboyant magicians whose magic is left to the audience’s imagination, and Superman and Spiderman, who know of each other’s work but find it awkward socialising with each other.

The new show tops a list of new programmes due to premiere on BBC Three this coming spring including original drama, documentaries and comedy.

Set against an emotional backdrop of friendship, ambition, sex and filing, new drama P.A.s, created by Gabby Asher, will follow the fortunes of four fabulous personal assistants in the City.

The channel is also launching a search to find Britain’s best young butcher in an alternative to talent shows such as The X Factor.

Young Butcher of the Year 2009 aims to celebrate ‘millions of young British workers whose skills aren’t the kind to win them a million-pound recording contract’.

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three, said: “We will keep taking lots of risks, improving the channel, and surprising young audiences.”

“In the coming months you’ll see everything on BBC Three from vampires, werewolves and ghosts to talented young British butchers and James Corden and Mathew Horne performing synchronised swimming.”

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