Boxing champion Hatton to dance for Comic Relief

The former world boxing champion Ricky Hatton will be among unlikely celebrities putting on their dancing shoes for Comic Relief next month, it was announced last night.

Fifteen contestants, including the impersonator Jon Culshaw, ventriloquist Nina Conti and the stand-up comedian Tim Vine will battle it out on Let's Dance For Comic Relief, on BBC One from 16 February to 9 March. The judges include Frank Skinner and Jo Brand and viewers will vote for their favourite performer, with judges choosing a runner-up to compete in the final.