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The Keith & Paddy Picture Show. Copyright: Talkback.

The Keith & Paddy Picture Show

ITV sketch show starring Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Leigh Francis and Paddy McGuinness.

Another series is in development.
Episode 2 is repeated on ITV2 on Saturday at 2:25am.

The Keith & Paddy Picture Show. Princess Leia (Michelle Keegan). Copyright: Talkback.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Return Of The Jedi

This week showcases Keith & Paddy's version of the third Star Wars film, Return Of The Jedi, featuring Michelle Keegan, Phillip Schofield and Ant & Dec.

Broadcast details

Saturday 20th May 2017
30 minutes


  1. Friday 26th May 2017 at 10:50pm on ITV
  2. Thursday 1st June 2017 at 9:00pm on ITV2
  3. Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 9:00pm on ITV2
  4. Thursday 21st December 2017 at 2:25am on ITV2

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Leigh Francis (as Keith Lemon) Host / Presenter
Paddy McGuinness Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Leigh Francis (as Keith Lemon) R2D2
Paddy McGuinness C3PO
Leigh Francis (as Keith Lemon) Jabba The Hut
Michelle Keegan Princess Leia
Paddy McGuinness Han Solo
Phillip Schofield Yoda
Leigh Francis (as Keith Lemon) Luke Skywalker
Adam C Booth Bib Fortuna
David Dickinson Emperor Palpatine
Declan Donnelly Ewok 1
Ant McPartlin (as Anthony McPartlin) Ewok 2
Malcolm Lord Bungle
Paddy McGuinness Darth Vader
Jeremy Kyle Self
Richard Arnold Self
Writing team
Dan Johnston Writer
Jamie Deeks Writer
Leigh Francis Writer
Paddy McGuinness Writer
Production team
Dan Johnston (as Navelgazing) Director
Jamie Deeks (as Navelgazing) Director
Dan Johnston (as Navelgazing) Producer
Jamie Deeks (as Navelgazing) Producer
Leon Wilson Executive Producer
Justin James Editor
Nigel Williams Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer


Michelle Keegan as Princess Leia

Keith Lemon (Luke Skywalker) and Michelle Keegan (Princess Leia) are reunited in a reconstruction of the iconic film Star Wars.

Featuring: Michelle Keegan (Princess Leia), Paddy McGuinness (Han Solo), Keith Lemon (Luke Skywalker).

Keith Lemon fights Darth Vader

Keith Lemon takes on Darth Vader.

Featuring: Keith Lemon (Luke Skywalker), David Dickinson (Emperor Palpatine).


The farce awakens as Keith Lemon (hairy) and Paddy McGuinness (lairy) continue their movie spoofing with Return of the Jedi. If it seems an odd choice - why not just do Star Wars? - the production team do an amazing job mimicking the design, cinematography and editing of the original, while guest artists Phillip Schofield and David Dickinson do excellent work as Yoda and the Emperor. Still self-indulgent bollocks, though.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 20th May 2017

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