Celebrity Juice. Leigh Francis

Leigh Francis is a talented graphic artist, TV presenter and character comedian, best known as alter-ego Keith Lemon - named after a friend from his home town of Leeds. He rose to national prominence in the early 2000s as the star, writer and creator of satirical Channel 4 impressions-based sketch show Bo' Selecta! and as its central character, earlier alter-ego Avid Merrion.

More information

Born
Monday 30th April 1973
Stage name
Keith Lemon
Stage name
Avid Merrion
Nationality
English

Awards

National Television Awards, The 2021
TV Presenter: Longlisted (Keith Lemon)
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance: Longlisted
BAFTA Television Awards 2016
Best Entertainment Performance: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2015
Best Entertainment Performance: Nominee
RTS Awards 2015
Entertainment Performance: Nominee
RTS Awards 2014
Entertainment Performance: Nominee
RTS Awards 2012
Entertainment Performance: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 2004
Best Comedy: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2002
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
???? Bo' Selecta! - Bo! In The USA Coming Soon Writer
2022 Celebrity Juice - Series 26 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2022 Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2021 The Holden Girls: Mandy & Myrtle Myrtle
2021 Celebrity Juice - Series 25 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Special Guests (as Keith Lemon)
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2021 Paul Sinha's TV Showdown - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2020 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E25 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2020
Self
2020 Do They Know It's Christmas Bear
2020 Do They Know It's Christmas (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2020 Shopping With Keith Lemon - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2020 Celebrity Juice - Series 24 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2020 Reasons To Be Cheerful With Matt Lucas (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2020 Celebrity Juice - Series 23 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2019 What A F***in' Year On TV With Mel B & Mel B Host / Presenter
2019 Shopping With Keith Lemon - Christmas Shopping With Keith Lemon (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2019 Celebrity Juice - Series 22 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2019 Shopping With Keith Lemon - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2019 Celebrity Juice - Series 21 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2019 Through The Keyhole - Series 6 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. Special - Gremlins
Gizmo
2018 Celebrity Juice - Series 20 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2018 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 13 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E3 - Martin Clunes, Dina Asher-Smith, Josh Groban, Keith Lemon, Hozier
Guest
2018 Keith Lemon: Coming In America Writer
2018 Keith Lemon: Coming In America (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2018 The Big Narstie Show - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 Writer
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E1 - Grease
Sandy
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E2 - Top Gun
Maverick
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E3 - Pretty Woman
Vivian
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E4 - Terminator 2
Terminator
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E5 - Jurassic Park
John Hammond
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E5 - Jurassic Park
Tim
2018 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2018 Celebrity Juice - Series 19 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2018 When Comedy Goes Horribly Wrong Self (Archive Material)
2017 Through The Keyhole - Series 5 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2017 Celebrity Juice - Series 18 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E5 - Rocky
Pet Shop Dog
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E5 - Rocky
Mickey
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E5 - Rocky
Tony Evers
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E5 - Rocky
Drago
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E4 - Jaws
Hooper
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E4 - Jaws
Mayor Vaughn
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E3 - Return Of The Jedi
R2D2
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E3 - Return Of The Jedi
Jabba The Hut
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E3 - Return Of The Jedi
Luke Skywalker
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E2 - Ghostbusters
Stantz
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 Writer
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E1 - Dirty Dancing
Baby
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2017 Celebrity Juice - Series 17 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2017 The Nightly Show (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E19 - Episode Nineteen
Self
2017 Through The Keyhole - Series 4 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2016 The Keith & Paddy Show (as Keith Lemon) Cancelled Host / Presenter
2016 Through The Keyhole - Christmas Special (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2016 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 11 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E9 - Michael Douglas, Keith Lemon, John Bishop, Michelle Keegan, OneRepublic
Guest
2016 Celebrity Juice - Series 16 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2016 Celebrity Juice - Series 15 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2016 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show - Series 2 Associate Producer
2016 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show - Series 2 Writer
2016 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon) Various
2015 Keith Lemon's Back T'Future Tribute Writer
2015 Keith Lemon's Back T'Future Tribute Host / Presenter
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 15 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E2 - Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Keith Lemon, Will Young, Carly Rae Jepsen
Guest
2015 Celebrity Juice - Series 14 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2015 Through The Keyhole - Series 3 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2015 Celebrity Juice - Series 13 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2015 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show - Series 1 Associate Producer
2015 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show - Series 1 Writer
2015 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon) Various
2014 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 7 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E9 - James Corden, Jon Hamm, Boris Johnson, Keith Lemon, Tulisa Contostavlos, Paloma Faith
Guest
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 13 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E10 - Bette Midler, Keith Lemon, James Blunt, Sam Smith
Guest
2014 Celebrity Squares - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2014 Celebrity Juice - Series 12 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2014 Through The Keyhole - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2014 Channel 4's Comedy Gala (as Keith Lemon)
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014
Self
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 12 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E10 - Amanda Seyfried, Adam Hills, Orange Is The New Black cast, Keith Lemon
Guest
2014 Celebrity Juice - Series 11 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2014 Celebrity Juice - 2014 Special (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2013 Through The Keyhole - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2013 Celebrity Juice - Series 10 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2013 Channel 4's Comedy Gala (as Keith Lemon)
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2013
Guest
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca - Series 2 Writer
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca - Series 2 Keith Lemon
2013 Comic Relief's Big Chat With Graham Norton (as Keith Lemon) Guest
2013 Celebrity Juice - Series 9 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2012 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 9 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E12 - Michael McIntyre, Keith Lemon, Will.i.am
Guest
2012 Lemon La Vida Loca - Merry Keithmas Writer
2012 Lemon La Vida Loca - Merry Keithmas Keith Lemon
2012 Celebrity Juice - Series 8 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Writer
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Keith Lemon
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Evil Steve
2012 Lemon La Vida Loca Creator
2012 Lemon La Vida Loca - Series 1 Writer
2012 Lemon La Vida Loca - Series 1 Keith Lemon
2012 Channel 4's Comedy Gala (as Keith Lemon)
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2012
Guest
2012 Keith Lemon's LemonAid Keith Lemon
2012 What's So Funny? - Series 3 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E12 - Episode Twelve
Guest
2012 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E7 - John Hurt, Christina Ricci, Celebrity Juice
Guest
2012 Celebrity Juice - Series 7 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2011 Catherine Tate: Laughing At The Noughties Self
2011 Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2011 Celebrity Juice - Series 6 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2011 Chris Moyles Quiz Night - Series 4 (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2011 24 Hour Panel People Guest
2011 Celebrity Juice - Series 5 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2010 The Comedy Annual (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E1 - The Comedy Annual 2010
Self
2010 Celebrity Juice - Series 4 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2010 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 3
  1. E2 - Meeting Fourteen
Guest
2010 A Comedy Roast (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E2 - Sharon Osbourne
Self
2010 Celebrity Juice - Series 3 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2009 Bo' Selecta! - Cha'mone - Mo'Fo'Selecta! - A Michael Jackson Tribute Writer
2009 Celebrity Juice - Series 2 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2008 Celebrity Juice - Series 1 (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
2008 Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour Keith Lemon
2008 Comedy Live Presents: Russell Brand And Friends Self
2005 A Bear's Tail Bear
2004 Bo' Selecta! - Series 3 Writer
2003 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 5 (as Avid Merrion)
  1. E13 - Bob Geldof, Richard Briers, Avid Merrion, Tim Burgess
Guest
2003 Bo' Selecta! - Series 2 Writer
2003 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 4 (as Avid Merrion)
  1. E10 - Leslie Grantham, Avid Merrion, Shania Twain, Radiohead
Guest
2002 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 3 (as Avid Merrion)
  1. E9 - Joanna Lumley, Avid Merrion, Derren Brown, Eddie Izzard, Doves
Guest
2002 Bo' Selecta! - Series 1 Writer
2002 Bo' Selecta! - Series 1 Various
2002 Bo' Selecta! - Series 2 Various
2002 Bo' Selecta! - Series 3 Various
2000 Whatever I Want Writer
2000 Whatever I Want Various
1988 Comic Relief (as Keith Lemon)
  1. E19 - Comic Relief 2021
Self
0-00 Bo' Selecta! - Bo! In The USA Various

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Leigh Francis on IMDb

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