Keith Lemon: Com­ing In Amer­ica

Co­me­dian Keith Lemon is try­ing to achieve his Amer­i­can TV dream…

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Keith Lemon heads to Los An­ge­les to wow Amer­i­can TV big­wigs, with the hope of get­ting his own US chat show. He meets up with Sharon and Jack Os­bourne first for some ad­vice…

Keith Lemon reck­ons he’s al­ready made it ‘mas­sive’ in the UK so he’s now set his sights on crack­ing the tough US mar­ket too.

‘I’m on a mis­sion to make Amer­i­can TV great again,’ says the co­me­dian, fa­mous for hit Bri­tish shows such as Celebrity Juice and Through The Key­hole.

‘I like the weather and con­fus­ing Amer­i­cans.’

So­cial an­i­mal

This ITV2 mock­u­men­tary se­ries fol­lows Keith’s jour­ney as he sets out to achieve his dream of host­ing his own chat show from Hollywood.

‘I wanted to mix in some sketches too,’ says Keith, whose real name is

Leigh Fran­cis.

‘So it would be a dif­fer­ent kind of chat show rather than sit­ting in a stu­dio go­ing: “Look how good I am at so­cial­is­ing with peo­ple!”’

But it isn’t a one-man mis­sion for Keith. He’s stay­ing with his friend Ash­ley Roberts and he’ll hook up with celebri­ties to hear their ad­vice, in­clud­ing the le­gendary rock star Gene Sim­mons in the first episode. Other stars, such as John Bar­row­man,

Emma Bun­ton, and Sharon and Jack Os­bourne, will ap­pear as the six-part se­ries pro­gresses.

Not both­ered

And Ea­monn Holmes will pop up in nu­mer­ous sketch shows to play Don­ald Trump ‘the most fa­mous gypsy in the US’. ‘Ea­monn’s a lovely fella but he al­ways pre­tends he hates me,’ says Keith.

Keith gets a fo­cus group to watch some of the more stom­achchurn­ing clips from Celebrity Juice, which doesn’t go down as well as he’d hoped. He also vis­its a plas­tic sur­geon and hosts a damp squib of a party.

So does Keith think he’ll ever get his own Amer­i­can show? ‘The spoiler is that I’m sat in Planet Hollywood in Lon­don rather than Hollywood it­self,’ he says. ‘If some­thing hap­pens it’ll be fun but if it doesn’t I’m not too both­ered.’

When in LA… Keith (left) vis­its Sharon and

Jack Os­bourne

…and with Emma Bun­ton

High­brow… Keith as Kim Kar­dashian

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