Keith Lemon reunites with Paddy McGuinness for new show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 November 2016
Keith Lemon

Keith Lemon

Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon have joined forces for new movie-spoofing series 'The Keith And Paddy Picture Show' which will be aired on ITV in 2017

Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon have joined forces for a new pilot sketch show.

The 'Take Me Out' presenter and the 'Celebrity Juice' host have teamed up for the 'The Keith And Paddy Picture Show', which will be aired on ITV in 2017, as they attempt to recreate iconic films with the help of an all-star celebrity cast.

Expressing his excitement for their latest venture, Keith - whose real name Leigh Francis - said: "I'm so super excited to be working with one of my best pals Paddy McGuinness. Paddy and I spoke about doing this years ago, and the dream is finally becoming a reality. I've stopped eating bread, to make it easier for Paddy to do 'the lift' when we recreate 'Dirty Dancing'. I'm also excited to be eaten by a shark and be punched in't face by the Italian Stallion that is actually from Bolton."

Each half-hour episode will be a combination of high-end film parodies and behind-the-scene footage as the duo attempt to bring their recreations alive.

Paddy explained: "Keith and I have been mates for a long time. We're both self-confessed movie nuts so paying tribute to some of the most iconic movies scenes of all time is going to be a lot of fun! I've told him he'll have to play most of the female roles though - he's got long hair and it'll save us a few quid on wigs!"

And, although the show is yet to hit screens, bosses at the production company Talkback are convinced it will be a huge success with the audience.

Leon Wilson, from production company Talkback, said: "Leigh Francis and Paddy McGuinness are a brilliant comic double act, and Talkback are delighted to have them both on board. Recreating well-known, iconic movies, this part scripted comedy; part moc-doc will have something in it for everyone and is a chance for Keith and Paddy to share their love of film with the Saturday night ITV audience."

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