Spice Girl Geri Horner becomes English teacher for 'Celebrity Supply Teachers'

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Geri Horner will teach English on the new CBBC show. (BBC)

Geri Horner is to give creative writing classes as part of a new BBC show.

Celebrity Supply Teachers will also feature Gary Lineker teaching Spanish, Kelis offering cookery lessons and astronaut Tim Peake sharing his science knowledge about space.

Spice Girl Horner said: "I absolutely love writing - it's a passion, so sharing the power of words on CBBC was a lot of fun. Together we can transport ourselves and create exciting magical stories."

The 47-year-old singer is mother to 14-year-old daughter Bluebell and three-year-old son Monty and has published a series of children’s books.

Match of the Day presenter and former professional footballer Lineker became fluent in Spanish during his days as a player for FC Barcelona.

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Kelis trained as a chef before becoing a singer and will teach cookery. (AP)

He said: “I am delighted to be involved. Learning Spanish when I moved to Barcelona in 1986 was good fun. It helped me then and ever since. Enjoy the experience. It's exciting!"

Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal will teach Food Science, explaining the difference between taste and flavour.

He said: ““It was certainly a very different way of filming but it was a lot of fun. There are so many exciting and delicious things to learn in the kitchen and it all starts with finding out how our senses work together to create flavour so this was the theme of my lesson. I chose to make a strawberry ice cream sundae which I hope inspires the younger viewers and their families to get cooking and begin a deeper relationship with their food.”

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell will teach dance and Glee star Matthew Morrison will teach musical theatre.

Matthew Morrison has a son born in 2017. (AP)

He said:  “As a parent, I find it vitally important to produce a creative and educational setting in my home not just for my child, but for our family as a whole. This series is such a fun and useful tool to create that space where families can come together to find new ways to connect and to learn, and which provides some much needed positivity as we work through these challenging times.”

Milkshake singer Kelis trained to be a chef at a top school in Paris before launching a pop career and will teach cookery, while Kaiser Chiefs rocker Ricky Wilson will revive his former career as an art teacher.

Retired Labour MP Ed Balls is to present a history lesson and Emmerdale stars and off-screen married couple, Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry are to teach gardening.

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The new series follows digital series BBC Bitesize which saw EastEnders star Danny Dyer teaching history and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker feature in daily lessons, as part of a home schooling programme available to children in lockdown during the coronavirus crisis.

The government has announced that primary schools are to reopen from June 1 to key year groups, although attendance is not compulsory.

Celebrity Supply Teacher begins on Monday 8 June on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

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