Leigh Francis: I'd only do Strictly Come Dancing if I broke my legs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 March 2015
Keith Lemon

Keith Lemon

Leigh Francis, famous for his alter-ego Keith Lemon, claims he'd only ever appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing' if he broke his legs and learned to use them again

Leigh Francis has ruled out competing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' unless he breaks his legs.

The 'Celebrity Juice' star, who hosts the ITV2 show as his alter-ego Keith Lemon, insists he would only appear on the BBC One celebrity dance contest if his career went down the pan.

He joked: "Oh no. I'll never do 'Strictly' ever. Unless my career goes really wrong, I fall of a building, lose my legs, and then learn how to use my legs again ... If I lost my legs and got them back I probably would do 'Strictly'."

The 41-year-old comedian claims he has nothing against celebrities who do chose to appear on the show, however, but thinks it would be too much effort.

He added: "I'm not judging anyone else who does it, but one of my friends did it and she said it was really hard work."

Leigh confessed he much prefers meeting people as Keith as interviews often don't "go as well as it would if I was Keith Lemon as you only know Keith Lemon."

Speaking at the TRIC Awards in London, he explained that he "rarely" opens up about the real him as he "doesn't want anyone to know who I am".

He also confirmed that ITV2 has ordered a second series of 'The Keith Lemon Sketch Show' following the success of it's current run.

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