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! - Leigh Francis - Netflix
Leigh Francis (born 30 April 1973) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and voice artist, best known for creating Channel 4's Bo' Selecta! and portraying Keith Lemon in several ITV and ITV2 shows including Celebrity Juice, Keith Lemon's LemonAid, Through the Keyhole and The Keith Lemon Sketch Show.
Bo' Selecta! - Early life - Netflix
Francis was born in Beeston, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, on 30 April 1973 and brought up on a council estate in Old Farnley, Leeds. His father died aged 47 of cancer. Francis attended Farnley Park High School (now The Farnley Academy). He later studied at the Leeds College of Art and received a qualification in graphic design. Before making his major television breakthrough, he was discovered and encouraged by television presenter Davina McCall, performing in-role stand-up comedy in a southern comedy club. McCall landed Francis his first television role on Dom and Kirk's Nite O' Plenty, where he portrayed Bobby Stark, a man who gives tips on how to win over the ladies. The series aired on Paramount Television from January to July 1996. Francis' second television role was as Barry Gibson, a music paparazzo, featured on the early series of Channel 4's Popworld. Francis also starred as various characters, including Gibson, Keith Lemon and Avid Merrion in the series Whatever I Want, which aired late night on ITV in 2000.
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