Lemon La Vida Loca

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Lemon La Vida Loca
Lemon la Vida loca.jpg
Genre Sitcom
Mockumentary
Created by Leigh Francis
Laura Aikman
Written by Leigh Francis
Laura Aikman
Directed by Paul King
Starring Leigh Francis
Laura Aikman (2012)
Opening theme "Lemon La Vida Loca"
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2 + 2 Christmas specials
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan Baldwin
Leon Wilson
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Talkback
Bang Tidy Productions
Broadcast
Original channel ITV2
Original run 2 August 2012 (2012-08-02) – 11 July 2013
Chronology
Related shows Celebrity Juice
Keith Lemon's LemonAid

Lemon La Vida Loca is a British spoof reality show created and written by, and starring, comedian Leigh Francis and actress Laura Aikman. The show's title is a parody of Ricky Martin's 1999 hit single "Livin' la Vida Loca".

The series follows the character of television personality Keith Lemon, capturing his home and work life, and everything in between. The series began airing on 2 August 2012 on ITV2, and concluded its first series on 23 August 2012. Whilst on Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel, Lemon announced that a Christmas special of Lemon La Vida Loca would air in December. He confirmed this news on his Twitter page as well.[1] A second series began airing on 6 June 2013. Aikman announced that she would not be returning to the show for the second series, but she did make an appearance on episode 1.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Celebrity cameos[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2012)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers (millions)
[2]
1 1 "Rosie's Arrival" Paul King Leigh Francis 2 August 2012 (2012-08-02) 1.28
Keith invites his girlfriend, Rosie, to move down from Leeds to live with him at his bachelor pad in London. He begins by clearing out some of his old stuff to the charity shop, before Rosie arrives. However, Rosie's arrival shocks Keith, with her claim that there has to be a few changes if she is to stay permanently. Keith makes the suggestion that the pair buy a house, but unbeknown to Rosie, he takes a £6 million house on rent, but informs her that he actually owns it. Rosie later feels neglected when Keith goes to record an episode of Celebrity Juice.
2 2 "The Dinner Party" Paul King Leigh Francis 9 August 2012 (2012-08-09) 1.08
Keith discovers that Rosie feels depressed after being left alone in their new house. Taking some time out, he has to take a trip to Blackpool to unveil a waxwork of himself at Madame Tussauds. Later, Keith hosts a dinner party so he can introduce Rosie to some of his celebrity mates - Stacey Solomon, Toby Anstis, Chris Fountain and Jenny Powell - but little does Rosie know that the dinner party is for an episode of Come Dine with Me. Rosie hooks up with her own personal trainer, Mark, and hits the gym to burn off a few pounds. Attempting to secure Rosie a job, Keith invites Anthony Costa round so that Rosie can look after his dogs while he is on tour.
3 3 "Jetting Off" Paul King Leigh Francis 16 August 2012 (2012-08-16) 0.94
Keith heads down to the gym in an attempt to get in shape, but soon becomes jealous of Rosie's personal trainer, Mark. Keith and Rosie organise a movie night, and buy some ridiculous costumes to wear. Rosie helps Keith write his latest book, Being Keith. Later, the pair jet off to Marbella to shoot Keith's very own calendar for 2013. However, being unable to tell Rosie that he loves her, and flirting with a group of girls leaves Keith in the doghouse. Back in Britain, cracks are beginning to appear in their relationship - are they strong enough to forgive and forget?
4 4 "Apology Accepted" Paul King Leigh Francis 23 August 2012 (2012-08-23) 1.06
Following a spectacular row with Rosie in Marbella, Keith goes AWOL on the Spanish Riviera. When he finally decides to return to Britain, he has to build up the courage to apologise for his action. Later on, Keith tries to make amends by taking Rosie out for a very special dinner, surrounded by a group of choir singers. At the premiere of his debut movie, Keith Lemon: The Film, Keith catches up with some of his celebrity friends. Rosie's bubble begins to burst when Keith reveals that their house is in fact rented, and not his own, as he previously claimed it was.

Christmas specials (2012)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers (millions)
[2]
5 1 "Merry Keithmas (Part 1)" Jamie Deeks & Dan Johnston Leigh Francis 4 December 2012 (2012-12-04) 0.91
Keith is determined to have the best Christmas ever in his new house with Rosie. A few Christmas carolers get a big surprise when Keith opens the front door to greet them. Rosie is fairly worried when Keith agrees to appear on Take Me Out. Keith and Rosie are over the moon when they receive their Christmas cards from several celebrities, especially with the one from Gary Barlow - but Keith is more excited about the card from Emily Atack. And why are the neighbours so unimpressed with Keith's Christmas lights?
6 2 "Merry Keithmas (Part 2)" Jamie Deeks & Dan Johnston Leigh Francis 5 December 2012 (2012-12-05) 0.77[3]
With Keith determined to get Rosie the best Christmas present, why has he bought his mum a hovercraft? Keith is invited on a tour of a dildo factory and a chance to make his own brand of dildos. Keith and Rosie then jet off to Switzerland for a romantic skiing break with the two performing something fairly inhospitable on a ski lift. But when it finally comes to Christmas Day, why is Keith so hugely disappointed with his Christmas present from Rosie? Finally, they both head back to host a star-studded fancy dress Christmas party, but Keith is fairly unimpressed when Rosie decides to invite her brother along.

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

The second series began on 6 June 2013 at 10pm on ITV2.

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers (millions)
7 1 "Singing Career" Paul King Leigh Francis 6 June 2013 (2013-06-06) 0.78
Having split up from his long-term girlfriend, Rosie, Keith is single and ready to mingle. He's also decided to ditch TV presenting in favour of a career in music. What could possibly go wrong?
8 2 "Acting Career" Paul King Leigh Francis 13 June 2013 (2013-06-13) 0.499
Having tried his hand at music, Keith sets his heart on becoming an actor. He also goes on a date with the woman of his dreams, Jenny Powell.
9 3 "Martial Arts" Paul King Leigh Francis 20 June 2013 (2013-06-20) N/A
This week Keith tries his hand at martial arts, has a disastrous day out with Myleene Klass, and a Keith Lemon sex tape emerges on the internet.
10 4 "Back to the Future: The Musical" Paul King Leigh Francis 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) N/A
Keith plans a stage musical based on his favourite ever film - Back to the Future. He also makes his first visit to a gay club and begins dating former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. Does she know what she is letting herself in for?
11 5 "Hollywood" Paul King Leigh Francis 4 July 2013 (2013-07-04) N/A
Keith travels to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a movie star. He joins the mile high club, moves in with Verne Troyer and goes on an unforgettable date with Tara Reid.
12 6 "Keith's Birthday" Paul King Leigh Francis 11 July 2013 (2013-07-11) N/A
Keith returns to the UK following his unsuccessful attempt to crack Hollywood. Not one to be deterred, he enjoys a great night out at a gay club, makes his television acting debut on Coronation Street, and celebrates his 30th birthday in style.

Distribution[edit]

The complete first and second series of Lemon La Vida Loca was released onto DVD on 18 November 2013 as a 3 disc set.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New celeb juice tonight 10pm". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Weekly Top 10 Programmes". Barb.co.uk. 2011-07-27. Archived from the original on 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ Lemon La Vida Loca - Christmas Special: Merry Keithmas - Part Two - British Comedy Guide

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