|The Keith Lemon Sketch Show|
The title card for series 2
|Written by||Leigh Francis|
|Directed by||Jamie Deeks|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||12 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Leon Wilson|
|Running time||30 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Talkback in association with Bang Tidy Productions|
|Picture format||16:9 (HDTV)|
|Original release||5 February 2015 –|
10 March 2016
|Related shows||Bo' Selecta!|
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show was a British television impressions/character sketch show that aired on ITV2 from 5 February 2015 until 10 March 2016. It starred Leigh Francis's alter ego Keith Lemon portraying several celebrities.
Official Viewing Figures are from BARB.
|Episode||Original air date||Guests||Viewers|
|1||5 February 2015||Eamonn Holmes, Carrie Fisher and Phillip Schofield||1.47|
|2||12 February 2015||Fearne Cotton, John Thomson, Paddy McGuinness and Emily Atack.||1.10|
|3||19 February 2015||Christine Bleakley, Ashley Roberts, Antony Costa, Carrie Fisher, Kate Thornton, Verne Troyer and Jonathan Ross||0.84|
|4||26 February 2015||Sarah Harding, Peter Andre and Martine McCutcheon||0.77|
|5||5 March 2015||Dermot O'Leary, Dave Myers, Si King, Louis Walsh, Shane Filan, Joe Swash, Cleo Rocos and Emma Bunton||0.98|
|6||12 March 2015||Ruth Langsford, Rylan Clark and Sarah Harding||0.82|
The second and final series of The Keith Lemon Sketch Show aired from 4 February until 10 March 2016 on ITV2. Paddy McGuinness, Jessica Hynes, Vernon Kay, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes made regular appearances in this series.
Official Viewing Figures are from BARB.
|Episode||Original air date||Guests||Viewers|
|1||4 February 2016||Simon Callow, Will Mellor and Ella Eyre||0.97|
|2||11 February 2016||Kate Garraway, Simon Callow, Jimmy Carr and Jenny Powell||0.75|
|3||18 February 2016||Phillip Schofield, Paul Daniels, Will Mellor and Andi Peters||0.72|
|4||25 February 2016||Mark Arnold, Fearne Cotton, Marvin Humes, Chris Kamara and Andi Peters||Under 0.74|
|5||3 March 2016||Kate Garraway, Phillip Schofield, Joe Swash, Simon Callow and Fearne Cotton||Under 0.8|
|6||10 March 2016||Gino D'Acampo, Will Mellor, Fearne Cotton, Jamie Laing, Professor Green, Kelly Brook and Yvette Fielding||Under 0.78|
|Sketch||Series 1||Series 2|
|The Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians|
|The Hairy Lairy Bikers A pun on The Hairy Bikers|
|Dickinson's Any Old Shit A parody of Dickinson's Real Deal|
|The Exciting Life of Mark Wright & Michelle Keegan|
|Keith & Paddy's Film Bit|
|Backstage with Cheryl & Kimberley|
|The Urban Fox|
|The Great British Piss Up|
|Oh no! There's something wrong with my body I must go on television and talk about it|
|Ant & Dec Undercover|
|Billy & Miley's European Vacation|
|Come Dine with Me|
|Ed Sheeran Watch|
|Cooking with Sloth|
|Fearne Cotton Meets One Direction|
|Kate Garraway in the Morning|
|Keith's Doing it for Charity|
|The Cartoon Job Centre|
|Martin Clunes Really Loves Animals|
|If Miss Marple was Much More Real|
|The X Factor: Behind the Scenes|
|George Lucas Says the Funniest Things|
|This Week's Spotted|
|Denzil Rowe: Waxwork Sculptor|
|The Keith Lemon Sketch Show: The Gossip|
|Taylor Swift Making Friends|
|Mick Hucknall: Nightmare Neighbour|
|The Adventures of Minty Cat and Diablo|
|Ant & Dec's Jungle Trials|
Series 1 (2015)
The Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians
This is an amalgamation of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. During the series, we follow Kim's marriage to Kanye. The whole sketch shows how trivial both programmes are. They later reappear in Keith Lemon - Coming In America.
The Hairy Lairy Bikers
This is a cruder take on the Hairy Bikers.
Come Dine with Me
The Exciting Life of Mark Wright & Michelle Keegan
Lemon plays the part of Holly Willoughby and Hank Osasuna plays the part of Phillip Schofield and Eamonn Holmes. Some scenes focus around phone-ins, fashion advice and medical help. Many jokes are made about Holly's breasts. Other minor characters include Denise Robertson, Jeff Brazier, The Speakmans, Dr Chris Steele and Gino D'Acampo.
Backstage with Cheryl & Kimberley
Cheryl tells Kimberley about what has happened to her recently. Both stories are later cleared up by Kimberley to actually be films. After realising that Kimberley's right, Cheryl shrugs this off as having "been under a lot of pressure recently".
An overenthusiastic, stereotypical American plastic surgeon whose approach is rather lazy.
A typical 90s kids' art programme but with a presenter resembles Pat Sharp or Neil Buchanan who continually makes sexual references. In series two, the format is changed slightly, whereby presenter Dicky Doodles is seen "out and about".
The Great British Piss Up
With a similar format to The Great British Bake Off, this sees six people trying to get as drunk as possible in the space of an hour.
The Urban Fox
This sees a well-meaning fox (Lemon) terrorising his neighbourhood and in most episodes, clashes with a local dog (Davis). In one episode, it is revealed that The Urban Fox's real name is Russell and that he lives with his mother.
He reappeared in the 2018 series Keith Lemon - Coming In America, where he has shown to have migrated to America.
Oh no! There's something wrong with my body I must go on television and talk about it
A bizarre take on Embarrassing Bodies. The host of the show is Dr Chrispian, a strange version of real-life host and doctor, Dr Christian Jessen. Dr Chrispian is a somewhat egotistical centaur with an "incredible physique".
Ant & Dec Undercover / Ant and Dec
Ant & Dec go undercover for Saturday Night Takeaway but it sees their costumes as unrealistic and not very convincing. A new sketch was introduced in series 2 featuring Ant and Dec which was based on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, so the Ant and Dec Uncover title would now have changed to just Ant and Dec.
This sees Jedward as old men and generally ends with them going to the bookies.
Billy & Miley's European Vacation
Miley Cyrus and her father are touring Britain. Miley's father is hoping some of the British politeness will turn Miley into a lady, however she normally ends up getting her breasts out and doing something inappropriate.
Dickinson's Any Old Shit
This is a typical auction programme a parody of Dickinson's Real Deal, hosted by David Dickinson portrayed by Lemon. This version sees viewers bring in everyday rubbish in order to make a few pence. Such items include half a bottle of bleach spray, adult magazines and a jacket potato with coleslaw and cheese. For some reason, this David Dickinson blows raspberries and makes bizarre noises after every other sentences.
Lemon's version of Dickinson later appears in Keith Lemon - Coming In America.
Ed Sheeran Watch
Keith & Paddy's Film Bit
Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness reenact famous movie scenes but the scenes are normally ruined by Keith who tends to go too far. Movies Viewed
Cooking with Sloth
A cooking show hosted by Sloth from The Goonies.
Fearne Cotton meets One Direction
Fearne Cotton talks with One Direction who tells her silly bits of work on their music videos (e.g. pretending to play instruments). Lemon plays Harry Styles - who has a thing for elderly women quoting "I love sweet wrinkly vag me" and Hank Osasuna plays Zayn Malik.
Series 2 (2016)
Mick Hucknall: Nightmare Neighbour
In a parody of similar prime time series, Mick Hucknall (Lemon) is accused of being a "nightmare neighbour", but goes out of his way to protest his innocence. Other "nightmare neighbours" include Paul Weller.
Taylor Swift: Making Friends
Kate Garraway in the Morning
Keith's Doing it for Charity
Lemon fronts a fictitious charity campaign in which he is trained by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to have sex non-stop for ten days whilst travelling the length and breath of Britain, raising money for charity.
Dominic Littlewood (Lemon) presents a spoof version of Cowboy Builders in which dodgy builders actually turn out to be real cowboys, and end up in a gunfight, which in turn destroys the persons' home even more.
Ant & Dec's Jungle Trials
George Lucas Says the Funniest Things
Presented by Phillip Schofield, this segment parodies the typical daytime gameshow format. George Lucas (Lemon) has to describe an everyday object or item and two contestants, Jennifer and Ian (also portrayed by Lemon), have to guess what the item is. Typically, Ian keeps making references to Star Wars, leading an irate Schofield to constantly remind him the show has no links to Star Wars whatsoever. The first sketch attracted much press attention after Schofield is seen to tell contestant Ian to "f**k off" after he becomes increasingly annoying.
The Cartoon Job Centre
Martin Clunes Really Loves Animals
Martin Clunes (Lemon) presents a spoof animal documentary series in which he proceeds to wish to 'bum' every animal that he comes into contact with.
This Week's Spotted
The Adventures of Minty Cat and Diablo
The Keith Lemon Show: the Gossip
Fearne Cotton presents a spoof spin-off from show entitled The Gossip (which in itself is a parody of Take Me Out: The Gossip) in which Lemon and a number of guests sit in a posh bar and talk about the show.
If Miss Marple Was Much More Real
Lemon portrays a contemporary version of Miss Marple, who turns up at crime scenes, only to be told to "f**k off" by the local police who claim that the general public have no right to investigate murders.
The X Factor: Behind the Scenes
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