19 Jan 2012
ITV has ordered a brand new family comedy entertainment series for the new year featuring Keith Lemon (aka Leigh Francis) as host. Keith Lemon’s LEMONAID will see Keith tackling a variety of problems and helping dreams come true, aided by a different celebrity helper each week. The show airs for a 6 episode run starting early Spring 2012.
Each week, Keith will meet real people with real problems and - in his own inimitably mischievous and anarchic style – he will seek to tackle those problems and turn them on their head.
Managing Director, Talkback, Dan Baldwin said:
“Keith Lemon is about to demolish people's problems and make their dreams come true...and we should all be immensely happy about this. Keith Lemon’s LEMONAID will be a great opportunity for the British public to interact with Keith on a whole new level. We want to reflect the great ‘wish fulfilment’ shows from yesteryear but add a very special twist of Lemon to ITV1’s Saturday nights. We're delighted with the commission."
Keith Lemon added:
“I'm very excited to be in t' living rooms of the lovely ITV1 viewers with me new telly show LEMONAID. Solving people's problems and making dreams come true making me look nice like Cheryl Cole like when she went out to 't troops. She's lovely in'it she not as fit as Kelly Brook though! If anyone has ever dreamed of meeting her let me know I can hook you up, I know her in real life. All't best!”
Keith Lemon’s LEMONAID was commissioned by ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy, Elaine Bedell and Commissioning Editor of Entertainment, Claire Zolkwer. Claire said: “We're absolutely thrilled to be bringing Keith Lemon to the wider ITV1 audience. He's been entertaining the ITV2 audience on Celebrity Juice for 6 series and his unique brand of naughty but nice is certainly going to bring some colour and fun to family Saturday evenings on ITV1. It’s going to be proper bang tidy!"
Keith Lemon’s LEMONAID is a Talkback production for ITV1 (6 x 45 mins).
The series is Executive Produced by Dan Baldwin, with Sarah Lazenby as Series Producer.
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