Celebrity Juice

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Celebrity Juice
Celebrity Juice.png
Celebrity Juice title card (2017–2020)
Genre
Created byLeigh Francis
Directed by
  • Toby Baker
  • Ollie Bartlett
Presented byLeigh Francis (credited as Keith Lemon)
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series24
No. of episodes272 (as of 22 October 2020) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Dan Baldwin
  • Leon Wilson
  • Junior Courtney
  • Victoria Payne
  • Jonno Richards
  • Jessie Swanson
  • Jonathan M. Singer
Producers
  • Ed Thomas
  • Neil Calow
  • David Maguire
  • Nick Jarvie
  • Claire Fort
Production locationsRiverside Studios (2008–2014)
Elstree Studios (2014–)
Television Centre, London (2019)
Running time30–60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production companiesTalkback (2012–)
Talkback Thames (2008–2011)
DistributorFremantle
Release
Original networkITV2
Picture format16:9: 576i (2008–2010)
16:9: 1080i (2010–)
Audio formatStereo
Original release24 September 2008 (2008-09-24) –
present
Chronology
Related shows
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 Leigh Francis in the role of his alter ego Keith Lemon, and its team captains Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack. The format for the series was first suggested in 2007, after the final series of Leigh Francis' Channel 4 sketch show Bo' Selecta!. ITV approached Francis to create a show featuring his 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.

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.

Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby were the show's original team captains. In December 2018, Cotton announced that she would leave the series after ten years in order to pursue other projects.[1] She was replaced by Paddy McGuinness.[2] McGuinness left after one series and was replaced by Mel B. On 4 May 2020, it was announced that Willoughby had decided to quit the series after 12 years on the show. She made her final appearance as team captain at the end of the 23rd series.[3] Mel B also departed at the end of series 23. On 10 September 2020, it was announced that Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack had joined the show as team captains.[4] On 29 March 2021, it was announced that Maya Jama had joined the show as a regular panellist.[5]

Production[edit]

Celebrity Juice set in 2018

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.[6] For its first seven series, the show was produced by Talkback Thames, and it has been produced by Talkback since series eight (Same production company, only re-branded). 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[edit]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired Team captains Regular panellist
Series premiere Series finale
1 8 24 September 2008 12 November 2008 Fearne Cotton Holly Willoughby
2 10 25 February 2009 29 April 2009 Rufus Hound
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 13 11 September 2014 30 December 2014 Gino D'Acampo
13 10 19 March 2015 21 May 2015 Holly Willoughby Gino D'Acampo
14 14 10 September 2015 30 December 2015 Gino D'Acampo
15 10 17 March 2016 19 May 2016 Fearne Cotton Gino D'Acampo
16 14 8 September 2016 29 December 2016
17 11 23 March 2017 8 June 2017
18 12 14 September 2017 21 December 2017
19 11 22 March 2018 7 June 2018
20 12 13 September 2018 20 December 2018
21 10 21 March 2019 23 May 2019 Paddy McGuinness
22 8 10 October 2019 19 December 2019 Mel B
23 6 9 April 2020 14 May 2020
24 10 22 October 2020 27 December 2020 Laura Whitmore Emily Atack
25 8 April 2021 Maya Jama

Merchandise[edit]

  • A Celebrity Juice calendar was released by Danilo Promotions (22 September 2012), it features 68 pages of classic moments from the show.[7]
  • A Celebrity Juice book was released by Orion (26 September 2013). It features 160 pages and was published on a hardback format and kindle version.[8]

Home media[edit]

DVD and Blu-ray releases[edit]

Title No. of disc(s) Year No. 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[9][10]
Celebrity Juice ‒ Too Juicy for TV 2 1 2010 & 2011 Best bits from series 4–6 and various unseen footage 19 November 2012[11] 19 November 2012[12]
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[13]
Celebrity Juice ‒ Obscene and Unseen 1 2012 & 2013 Best bits from series 7–9 and various unseen footage 4 November 2013[14]
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[15]

Online[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

The following have made more than one appearance on the show as a guest panellist (as of 20 September 2018).

44 appearances
28 appearances
17 appearances
15 appearances
11 appearances
10 appearances
9 appearances
8 appearances
7 appearances
6 appearances
5 appearances
4 appearances
3 appearances
2 appearances


  • b. ^ Does not include Essex's appearance as team captain in series 14.
  • c. ^ Does not include Brook's stint as team captain in series 9.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the show was voted "Worst British TV Panel Show" in the British Comedy Guide's annual awards.[26][27][28]

Awards[edit]

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
2015 National Television Awards Multichannel Won
2017 Entertainment Programme Nominated
2018 The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fearne Cotton quits Keith Lemon's Celebrity Juice after 10 years". Radio Times.
  2. ^ Powell, Emma (27 February 2019). "Paddy McGuinness CONFIRMED as Fearne Cotton's Celebrity Juice replacement". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Holly Willoughby leaves Celebrity Juice after 12 years". BBC News. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. ^ Davies, Megan (10 September 2020). "Celebrity Juice confirms new team captains including I'm a Celebrity's Emily Atack". Digital Spy. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  5. ^ Seddon, Dan (29 March 2021). "Celebrity Juice announces new regular panellist alongside team captains Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  6. ^ Bevir, George (7 August 2014). "Talkback moves show production to Elstree's Stage 9". broadcastnow. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  7. ^ CELEBRITY JUICE 2013 CALENDAR [Calendar]. ASIN 1780542437.
  8. ^ Celebrity Juice: The Book [Hardcover]. ASIN 1409127567.
  9. ^ "Celebrity Juice – Too Juicy for TV DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Too Juicy for TV". iTunes. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Celebrity Juice – Too Juicy for TV 2! DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Celebrity Juice – Too Juicy for TV 2! [Blu-ray]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Celebrity Juice – The Bang Tidy Box Set: Too Juicy for TV 1&2 DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Celebrity Juice: Obscene and Unseen DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Celebrity Juice: T'Box Set – Series 1–3 DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  16. ^ "Celebrity Juice 2012". Netflix. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  17. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 5". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 6". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 7". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  20. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 8". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  21. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 9". iTunes. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  22. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 10". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  23. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 11". iTunes. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Series 12". iTunes. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  25. ^ "Celebrity Juice, Too Juicy for TV". iTunes. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  26. ^ "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2009 – British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  27. ^ "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2010 – British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  28. ^ "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2011 – British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2014.

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