Jimmy Carr roasts Cheryl in front of her former Girls Aloud bandmate Nadine Coyle on tonight’s I Can See Your Voice.
Nadine is the guest investigator on tonight’s panel, joining Jimmy, Amanda Holden and Alison Hammond as they attempt to help two contestants figure out who is a good singer and who is a bad singer from a line of mystery performers.
However, Jimmy was hoping to have somebody who was a bit more skilled at lip-syncing.
As host Paddy McGuinness asks the panel how they’re doing, the comedian says: ‘I’m alright. I’m a little bit disappointed that Nadine’s here if I’m honest.
‘I thought, if we wanted someone that knows about lip syncing, should have got Cheryl.’
While Alison burst out laughing and Amanda’s jaw dropped, Nadine didn’t seem too impressed, protesting: ‘We’ve only just started the show.’
Cheryl was in Girls Aloud with Nadine, and went on to go solo (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Jimmy joked: ‘I start as I mean to go on. She’ll be alright.’
While many stars lip sync during performances on television, particularly during high-energy dance routines, or have their previously recorded vocals mixed with the backing track, Cheryl has come under fire in the past for lip syncing during performances.
The star was criticised for pre-recording her vocals for an X Factor performance of Fight For This Love, and was accused of miming for a Stand Up To Cancer performance in 2012 although it was later explained that the gaps in her singing was down to a microphone glitch.
In tonight’s I Can See Your Voice, one of Girls Aloud’s songs gets the lip sync treatment, with Jimmy, Amanda and Alison doing their best with the track Something Kinda Ooh.
But it’s down to the mystery singers to really dupe the panel, as they attempt to win £10,000 by convincing everyone that they are a good singer.
The surreal new game show sees the contestants try to figure out if someone is a good or bad singer based on their looks, stance and lip syncing abilities – and if they choose the gifted vocalist, they will win the £10,000 instead.
I Can See Your Voice continues tonight at 7:35pm on BBC One and iPlayer.