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13 UK TV comedies that became movies, best to worst

Here's a rundown of the best and worst since the year 2000...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 19th September 2016

Keith Lemon: The Sequel? "It's written & ready to film"

Keith Lemon has revealed that a sequel to Keith Lemon: The Film has been written.

Morgan Jeffery and Amie Parker-Williams, Digital Spy, 23rd January 2015

Second Keith Lemon film planned

Leigh Francis has confirmed he plans to make a sequel to 2012's Keith Lemon: The Film.

British Comedy Guide, 6th June 2013

What's the worst British comedy ever? My list would be topped by Sex Lives Of The Potato Men, Guest House Paradiso and Lesbian Vampire Killers, but a brave new contender is Keith Lemon: The Film.

Optimistically calculated to cash in on the success last year of The Inbetweeners Movie, this is a spin-off of an ITV2 series in which 'comedian' Leigh Francis plays Mr Lemon, a Yorkshire entrepreneur who sees himself as the new Richard Branson.

His orange tan, long blond hair and tendency to ogle buxom beauties and celebs are more redolent of Peter Stringfellow.

His desire to discuss bodily functions evokes unpleasant memories of Dr Gillian McKeith.
Nothing funny happens, and a good deal that is repulsive does, none of it describable in a family paper.

Among the glitterati are Peter Andre, Fearne Cotton and Jedward. In some inner circle of Hell, this movie will be for ever playing.

Chris Tookey, The Daily Mail, 7th September 2012

Review - Keith Lemon: The Film

Atrocious feature-length character comedy from Leigh Francis.

Niki Boyle, The List, 30th August 2012

Kelly Brook: I did film as was going through dry spell

Kelly Brook, 32, is famous as a Big Breakfast presenter, actress, model, author and designer. Here she talks to Metro about starring as herself in Keith Lemon: The Film, why she feels embarrassed over her success and why she likes being a good role model.

Lesley O'Toole, Metro, 24th August 2012

Video: Keith Lemon - I like doing pre-watershed'

Fresh from a special edition of Celebrity Juice starring ITV director of television Peter Fincham at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International TV festival, Keith Lemon, the alter ego of English comedian Leigh Francis, talks about being funny, whether he'd be more suited to a post-watershed slot and who his favourite Spice Girl is.

The Guardian, 24th August 2012

Keith Lemon: The Film - review

Leigh Francis's character seems even more desperate and grim on the big screen.

Phelim O'Neill, The Guardian, 23rd August 2012

Video: Keith Lemon film premieres in London

Stars of Leigh Francis's first feature film gathered on the red carpet in London for the premiere of Keith Lemon: The Film.

BBC News, 21st August 2012

Keith Lemon 'wants Carry On success' for new film

TV celebrity Keith Lemon says he wants his new movie to replicate the success of the Carry On movies.

Kev Geoghegan, BBC News, 20th May 2012

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