'Lip Sync Battle': Watch Stephen Merchant Strut to Christina Aguilera

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Stephen Merchant in Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle.

Stephen Merchant is getting "Dirrty."

In the first clip for Spike TV's Lyp Sync Battle, the British comedian gives his all to Christina Aguilera's 2002 hit, strutting like he is in it to win it. 

The series is based on Jimmy Fallon's regular late-night bit in which celebrities going head to head, lip-synching songs of their choice to battle for bragging rights. Merchant serves as executive producer alongside Fallon and John Krasinski, who will also perform on the show.

Spike taped 10 episodes in New York in January, with some of the stars doing battle including Dwayne Johnson, Anna Kendrick, John LegendJennifer Lopez, Meghan Trainor and Common.

Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' Now a Spike TV Series

Spike ordered an additional eight episodes this week, with those slated to be taped in Los Angeles later this month. Stars for that batch include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Queen LatifahJustin Bieber, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson and Terry Crews.

Lyp Sync Battle premieres April 2 at 10 p.m., with host LL Cool J also as a producer.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.



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