Celebrity Juice

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Celebrity Juice
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Genre Comedy
Created by Leigh Francis
Directed by Toby Baker
Ollie Bartlett
Presented by Leigh Francis as Keith Lemon
Starring Fearne Cotton
Holly Willoughby
Rufus Hound (2008–12)
Kelly Brook (2013)
Gino D'Acampo (2014)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 12
No. of episodes 130 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan Baldwin
Leon Wilson
Producer(s) Ed Thomas
Location(s) Riverside Studios (2008–2014)
Elstree Studios (2014–)
Running time 30 minutes
(series 1–2)
45-50 minutes
(series 3–)
60 minutes
(Christmas specials)
Production company(s) Talkback (2012–)
Talkback Thames (2008–11)
Broadcast
Original channel ITV2 (2008–)
ITV2 HD (2010–)
ITV (2012; one episode)
Picture format 16:9: 576i (2008–2010)
16:9: 1080i (2010–present)
Original run 24 September 2008 (2008-09-24)  – present
Chronology
Related shows Keith Lemon's LemonAid
Lemon La Vida Loca
Through the Keyhole
External links
Website

Celebrity Juice is a British television comedy panel game on ITV2, broadcast since 24 September 2008. The show is written and presented by Keith Lemon, the alter-ego of comedian Leigh Francis.

Background

The format for the series was first suggested in 2007, after the final series of Leigh Francis' Channel 4 sketch show Bo' Selecta!. ITV2 approached Francis to create a show featuring popular alter-ego Keith Lemon, and after the success of the five-part series Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour, the channel commissioned Celebrity Juice.

Premise

The original premise of the show was to see which team knows most about the week's tabloid news stories, although later series focus more on the comedy factor of the participating celebrity guests and games involving them, rather than discussing the week's news.

Panelists

The show's regular team captains are Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton. Occasionally, guest captains will fill in for Willoughby or Cotton when they are absent for personal reasons, with Emma Bunton, Chris Moyles and Jonathan Ross being the most notable guest captains. For the ninth series Kelly Brook replaced Fearne Cotton while she was on maternity leave. Willoughby appeared in the episode 1 of series 12, but will be replaced by Gino D'Acampo for the rest of the series.

The show also features a regular comedic pannelist, who usually appears on Fearne's, or Kelly's, team. Having appeared during the first series twice, Rufus Hound became a regular panelist on Cotton's team from the second series onwards, although he left the show during the seventh series for undisclosed reasons.[1] From the eighth series onwards, Chris Ramsey took up a semi-regular role on Cotton or Brook's team to replace Hound, although he only makes around three regular appearances per series. Lemon is also renowned for mocking both team captains, often referring to Willoughby as "Holly Willoughbooby" and mocking Cotton for her large nostrils and small breasts. During the ninth series, he also often referenced the fact that Brook was sacked from several of her previous television projects.

As well as several guest panellists who have appeared regularly on the show, the VT round, which features Lemon taking on a particular celebrity in a pre-arranged challenge, also features regular guests, with Verne Troyer having appeared since series two, Jedward having appeared since series three,[2] David Hasselhoff having appeared since series five, the cast of Coronation Street having appeared since series eight, and Rylan Clark having appeared since series nine.[3] The first series featured The Bear from Bo' Selecta! in this role, interviewing mystery celebrity guests to allow the team captains or panellists to guess who he was talking about.

In the "cover story round", which also features a celebrity guest, a particular category entitled "Doggy Style" also features, in which a bulldog appears dressed as a particular celebrity. A bulldog called Gary appeared until series eight, due to his death in 2012, and he was replaced by another bulldog called Spud.

Production

Celebrity Juice was filmed at the Riverside Studios from 2008 until 2014. In August 2014 it was announced that the show, along with the BBC's Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Sweat the Small Stuff, would be hosted at Elstree Studios Stage 9 whilst redevelopment takes place at their former home.[4] For its first seven series', the show was produced by Talkback Thames, and it has been produced by Talkback since series eight. The show is produced by Dan Baldwin and Leon Wilson.

In 2011, the show won the Best Entertainment Show Award at the TV Choice Awards and in 2012, it won an NTA for best comedy panel show and a BAFTA Award for the Best YouTube Audience.

Games

Transmissions

Series Episodes Originally aired Team Captains
Series premiere Series finale
1 8 24 September 2008 12 November 2008 Fearne Cotton Holly Willoughby
2 10 25 February 2009 29 April 2009
3 10 18 March 2010 20 May 2010
4 14 9 September 2010 30 December 2010
5 16 10 February 2011 26 May 2011
6 13 1 September 2011 29 December 2011
7 13 9 February 2012 3 May 2012
8 15 30 August 2012 21 December 2012
9 13 28 February 2013 23 May 2013 Kelly Brook
10 15 29 August 2013 26 December 2013 Fearne Cotton
11 12 20 February 2014 22 May 2014
12 7 11 September 2014 December 2014 Gino D'Acampo

Merchandise

  • A Celebrity Juice calendar was released by Danilo Promotions (22 September 2012), it features 68 pages of classic moments from the show.[5]
  • A Celebrity Juice book was released by Orion (26 September 2013), if features 160 pages and was published on a hardback format and kindle verion.[6]

Home media

DVD and Blu-ray releases

Title # of disc(s) Year # of episodes DVD release Blu-ray release
Region 2 Region B
Celebrity Juice ‒ Too Juicy for TV 1 2008, 2009 & 2010 Best bits from series 1-3 and various unseen footage 21 November 2011[7][8]
Celebrity Juice ‒ Too Juicy for TV 2 1 2010 & 2011 Best bits from series 4-6 and various unseen footage 19 November 2012[9] 19 November 2012[10]
Celebrity Juice – The Bang Tidy Box Set: Too Juicy for TV 1 & 2 3 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Best bits from series 1-6 and various unseen footage 19 November 2012[11]
Celebrity Juice ‒ Obscene and Unseen 1 2012 & 2013 Best bits from series 7-9 and various unseen footage 4 November 2013[12]
Celebrity Juice ‒ 1 – 3 T'Box Set 4 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Best bits from series 1-9 and various unseen footage 4 November 2013[13]

Online

  • Celebrity Juice was previously release on Netflix, although only selected episodes from series seven were available[14]

Guest appearances

The following have made more than one appearance on the show as a guest (as of 2 October 2014):

Reception

Awards

Year Award Category Result
2011 TV Choice Awards Best Entertainment Show Won
British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Panel Show Nominated
2012 TV Choice Awards Best Entertainment Show Won
National Television Awards Most Popular Comedy Panel Show Won
British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Entertainment Programme Nominated
BAFTA YouTube Audience Won
2013 National Television Awards Most Popular Entertainment Presenter Nominated
Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Satellite/Digital Programme Won

In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the show was voted "Worst British TV Panel Show" in the British Comedy Guide's annual awards.[24][25][26]

References

  1. ^ Sperling, Daniel (14 May 2012). "Rufus Hound confirms 'Celebrity Juice' exit - video". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jedward join Leigh Francis on Celebrity Juice on ITV2". The Sun (News UK). 12 January 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Sperling, Daniel (28 February 2013). "Rylan Clark joins 'Celebrity Juice', mocks 'X Factor' with Keith Lemon". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Bevir, George (7 August 20134). "Talkback moves show production to Elstree’s Stage 9". broadcastnow. Retrieved 13 September 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "CELEBRITY JUICE 2013 CALENDAR [Calendar]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Celebrity Juice: The Book [Hardcover]". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy for TV DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Too Juicy for TV". iTunes. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy for TV 2! DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy for TV 2! [Blu-ray]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Celebrity Juice - The Bang Tidy Box Set: Too Juicy for TV 1&2 DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Celebrity Juice: Obscene and Unseen DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Celebrity Juice: T'Box Set - Series 1-3 DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Celebrity Juice 2012". Netflix. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 5". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 6". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 7". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 8". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 9". iTunes. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 10". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 11". iTunes. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 12". iTunes. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Too Juicy for TV". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2009 - British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  25. ^ "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2010 - British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  26. ^ "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2011 - British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 

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