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Keith Lemon 'Through the Keyhole' gets Sir David Frost backing

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Sir David Frost has given his backing to ITV's Through the Keyhole remake with Keith Lemon.

Leigh Francis's comedy character will front a revamped version of the show, which will have a six-episode first series run. The new show will have a similar format to the original with three celebrity panellists attempting to identity three mystery guests through a video tour of their homes.

Keith Lemon arriving for the 2012 Brit Awards at The O2 Arena, London

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Leigh Francis as Keith Lemon

David Frost outside the ITV studios

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Sir David Frost



Original Keyhole host Frost said: "I am delighted that the Keyhole format is now entering its fourth decade on TV. I know the pilot show went down very well with the studio audience and I wish Keith and his team the very best of luck for the series."

Frost's former co-host Loyd Grossman said: "Keith has definitely put a new spin on a very well-established, much-loved format. He has given Through the Keyhole a contemporary twist, but preserved the spirit and intention of the original programme.

"The series has contemporary entertainment values, whilst still retaining the parts we all loved of the original - namely the fascinating insights into people's lives!"

Celebrity Juice: Kelly Brook, Keith Lemon and Holly Willoughby

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Keith Lemon on Celebrity Juice



The character Keith Lemon said in a statement: "When I was a young lad all I wanted to be when I grew up was the boyfriend of Patsy Kensit, Kylie Minogue, or Belinda Carlisle. Be part of the A-Team, go back t' future or be the host of Through t' Key Whole.

"Well one of those dreams has come true! Not only am I the host of Keyhole, I'll be going round t' houses like Loyd Grossman but with better shoes. I honestly can't wait! I think this is what's gonna meck Patsy go out with me! Oooosh!"

Producers Talkback have claimed that the new series will bring Through the Keyhole to "a whole new audience".

ITV's comedy entertainment commissioner Claire Zolkwer said that Leigh Francis's character is "the perfect accompaniment to evening entertainment".

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