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. 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 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.
|Created by||Leigh Francis|
|Presented by||Keith Lemon|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||21|
|No. of episodes||253 (as of 2nd May 2019) (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Riverside Studios (2008–2014)|
Elstree Studios (2014–)
|Running time||30–60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Talkback (2012–)|
Talkback Thames (2008–11)
|Picture format||16:9: 576i (2008–2010)|
16:9: 1080i (2010–)
|Original release||24 September 2008 –|
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.
It was confirmed on 7 September 2017 that the show had received a makeover with the set and titles card being updated. The new set will have Greek statues all around the back.
Initially, the show's regular team captains were Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton. For the ninth series, Kelly Brook replaced Fearne Cotton while she was on maternity leave. Willoughby appeared in episode 1 of series 12, but was replaced by Gino D'Acampo for the remainder of that series. D'Acampo became a regular panellist from series 13 following the return of Willoughby. After series 20, Cotton and was replaced by Paddy McGuinness.
Occasionally, guest captains have filled in when Willoughby or Cotton were absent for personal reasons, with Emma Bunton, Chris Moyles, Jonathan Ross and John Barrowman being the most notable guest captains. Having appeared during the first series twice, Rufus Hound became a regular panellist on Cotton's team from the second series onwards, although he left the show during the seventh series for undisclosed reasons. 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, introducing Willoughby as "Holly Willoughboozy" (previously "Holly Willoughbooby") and mocking Cotton for her large nostrils and small breasts. During series 9, 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 debuting in series 2, Jedward in series 3, David Hasselhoff in series 5, the cast of Coronation Street having appeared in series 8, and Rylan Clark having appeared since series 9. 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 8, due to his death in 2012, and he was replaced by another bulldog called Spud.
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. 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.
|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||13||11 September 2014||30 December 2014||Gino D'Acampo|
|13||10||19 March 2015||21 May 2015||Holly Willoughby|
|14||14||10 September 2015||30 December 2015||Gino D'Acampo|
|15||10||17 March 2016||19 May 2016||Fearne Cotton|
|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|
DVD and Blu-ray releases
|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||–|
|Celebrity Juice ‒ Too Juicy for TV 2||1||2010 & 2011||Best bits from series 4–6 and various unseen footage||19 November 2012||19 November 2012|
|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||–|
|Celebrity Juice ‒ Obscene and Unseen||1||2012 & 2013||Best bits from series 7–9 and various unseen footage||4 November 2013||–|
|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||–|
The following have made more than one appearance on the show as a guest panellist (as of 20 September 2018).
- 44 appearances
- Gino D'Acampo (as panellist)
- 28 appearances
- 17 appearances
- 14 appearances
- 12 appearances
- 11 appearances
- 10 appearances
- 9 appearances
- 8 appearances
- 7 appearances
- 6 appearances
- 5 appearances
- 4 appearances
- Charlotte Crosby
- Chris Moyles
- Craig Revel Horwood
- Davina McCall
- Ella Eyre
- Harry Judd
- Jack P. Shepherd
- Jonathan Ross
- Mark Wright
- Paloma Faith
- Rick Edwards
- Ricky Wilson
- Russell Kane
- Will Mellor
- 3 appearances
- Andrew Maxwell
- Ashley Roberts
- Catherine Tyldesley
- Christine Bleakley
- Danny Jones
- Fred Sirieix
- Jade Thirlwall
- Jay McGuiness
- Jesy Nelson
- Katie Price
- Kelly Brook[b]
- Kian Egan
- Leigh-Anne Pinnock
- Louie Spence
- Mel B
- Melanie C
- Melvin Odoom
- Myleene Klass
- Nathan Sykes
- Pamela Anderson
- Perrie Edwards
- Professor Green
- Rizzle Kicks
- Ronan Keating
- Ruth Langsford
- Thomas Turgoose
- Tom Fletcher
- Vernon Kay
- Vicky Pattison
- 2 appearances
- Abbey Clancy
- Alex Zane
- Alex Brooker
- Amir Khan
- Anthony McPartlin
- Ashley Banjo
- Ayda Field
- Brigitte Nielsen
- Brooke Vincent
- Charlie Brooks
- Christian Jessen
- Conor Maynard
- Courtney Act
- Craig Gazey
- Declan Donnelly
- Denise van Outen
- Frankie Bridge
- Gemma Collins
- George Lamb
- Georgia May Foote
- Gok Wan
- Greg James
- Heidi Range
- James Argent
- James Blunt
- Jason Byrne
- Jason Gardiner
- Jason Manford
- Joe Lycett
- John Newman
- John Partridge
- Katy B
- Keith Duffy
- Kerry Katona
- Kimberley Walsh
- Kimberly Wyatt
- Kym Lomas
- Laura Whitmore
- Lee Ryan
- Lethal Bizzle
- Louise Redknapp
- Lucy Fallon
- Marvin Humes
- Max George
- Noel Clarke
- Ollie Locke
- Oritsé Williams
- Peaches Geldof
- Pixie Lott
- Richard Bacon
- Richard Hammond
- Rita Simons
- Rob Beckett
- Rochelle Humes
- Sam Faiers
- Samia Ghadie
- Sara Cox
- Sarah Harding
- Scott Mills
- Stephen Mulhern
- Susanna Reid
- Tess Daly
- Tinchy Stryder
- Tom Parker
- Vanessa White
|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|
|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|
|2018||The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award||Nominated|
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- "Celebrity Juice: T'Box Set – Series 1–3 DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
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