Written and created by Leigh Francis, the programme involves lampooning celebrity culture, featuring Francis himself in a series of surreal, often crude, celebrity imitations using rubber masks. Notable personalities spoofed in the series included Michael Jackson, Melanie Brown, David Blaine, Kelly Osbourne, Elton John and Craig David.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Bo' Selecta! - Keith Lemon - Netflix
Keith Ian Lemon is a fictional character portrayed by English comedian Leigh Francis.
Bo' Selecta! - 2008–2009 - Netflix
Following the conclusion of Bo' Selecta!, Lemon re-appeared in his own spin-off series on ITV2, entitled Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour. The programme depicted Lemon flying to six different countries around the world, in a shark-shaped flight plan, meeting various celebrity guests along the way. The series premiered on 11 March 2008 on ITV2, and pulled in very successful ratings. In August 2008, it was announced that Lemon would return to ITV2 with his own comedy panel show, Celebrity Juice. The format of the show involves two teams of celebrities, who battle it out to see which team know the most about the past week's news. The series began airing in September 2008, featuring regular team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton, as well as regular panellist, Rufus Hound. The series popularised his quotes “Ooosh, Bang Tidy!” and “I'd smash your back doors in!”, which first became known during his time on Bo' Selecta!, and also introduced his end-of-episode catchphrase, “If I don't see ya' through week, I'll see ya' through window”. The series also featured sketches involving his Bo' Selecta! guises, and also featured a round in which The Bear questioned a mystery celebrity regarding his or her life. The series was successful enough for a second season to be commissioned, however, all references to Bo' Selecta! were ordered to be removed, as they were in copyright breach of Channel 4, who originally aired the series. In October 2008, Lemon made numerous appearances on the Big Brother companion shows Big Brother's Little Brother and Big Brother's Big Mouth, as a celebrity guest discussing the action in the house, and as the host of public phone-in competitions. In February 2009, Lemon appeared as a contestant with fellow comedian Paddy McGuinness on the first series of the charity competition Let's Dance for Comic Relief. Their performance of “(I've Had) The Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing made them the runners-up of the series. Shortly after, the second series of Celebrity Juice premiered, featuring a selection of big name guests, including Tito Jackson.
Bo' Selecta! - References - Netflix