Gassed Up: what is new BBC celebrity series featuring Joel Dommett about and who is host Mist?

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The new high octane celebrity competition series will see rapper Mist face off against some famous faces

A new BBC Three show is gearing up to put celebrities through their paces.

Gassed Up will pit famous faces against a worthy challenger in rapper Mist in a series of vehicle challenges.

Here’s everything you need to know about the show.

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What is Gassed Up about?

The competition show will see a celebrity go up against Mist in different car, bmx and track challenges.

Both the celebrity and Mist will be mentored by experts in the field, including driving expert Becky Evans, pro BMXer Ryan Taylor and supercar dealer Rob Kelly.

After taking part in training sessions with the experts, Mist and his opponent will face off against each other in a head-to-head track challenge.

Which celebrities are taking part?

The first episode will see comedian and Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett go up against Mist.

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Others taking part in the series includes Olympic gold medallist boxer Nicola Adams and singer and footballer Chelcee Grimes.

Grime MC and TV presenter Big Narstie will also join Mist, as well as former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas.

Who is Mist?

The show is hosted by Mist, a MOBO award-winning musician.

The rapper, whose real name is Rhys Thomas Sylvester, has seen success in the UK charts, with his second EP Diamonds IN The Dirt peaking at number four in the UK album charts in 2018.

Not only is Mist a successful musician, but he is also a self-confessed petrolhead.

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He said: “Cars and driving are a passion of mine and it’s a privilege to be working with the BBC on Gassed Up.

“I’m letting everyone know, you’re about to experience something you’ve never experienced before. Forget whatever gassed up you think you’ve done in your lifetime because I’m about to take it to a new level. Gassed up business.”

When can I watch Gassed Up?

The show will premiere at 9pm on Wednesday 16 February.

Gassed Up will have six episodes, which will air weekly in the same time slot.

All episodes are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now for those who want to binge the show.

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