24 Nov 2016
ITV has commissioned The Keith and Paddy Picture Show,from Talkback, part of FremantleMediaUK. Starring both Keith Lemon (Celebrity Juice, Sketch Show) and Paddy McGuinness (Take Me Out) the 5x30’ series will air on ITV primetime from 2017.
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show is an affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith and Paddy’s favourite movies of all time. Each week they will attempt to recreate an iconic film, with the help ofan all-star celebrity cast.
Each half hourepisode will be a mix of high-end film parodies and behind-the-scenes mock-doc footage following the boys as they endeavour to bring their recreations to life. What could possibly go wrong…?
Keith Lemon 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. Word!”
Paddy McGuinness continues: “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!”
Leon Wilson, executive producer and Managing Director of Talkback added: "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.”
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show is a Talkback production, commissioned for ITV by Commissioning Editor, Comedy and Entertainment, Saskia Schuster. Executive produced by Leon Wilson, Managing Director of Talkback and written, produced and directed by Dan Johnston and Jamie Deeks.