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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Keith Lemon

Thousands of people have searched THEGAYUK site to find out info on Keith Lemon so we’ve done some digging around to find out everything you need to know about Mr Lemon…

Is Keith Lemon gay?

Firstly we should put it out there that Keith Lemon is a character, not a real person. He’s the brainchild of actor Leigh Francis.

Leigh admitted that the character of Keith Lemon is loosely based on a friend, whose name is also Keith Lemon…

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The character’s first appearance was in 2000 during a show called Whatever I Want. The show also showcased Leigh’s two other characters Avid Merrion and The Bear.

Leigh Francis is married to Jill Carter, a beauty therapist, and the pair has two children together. They now live in North London.

In terms of sexuality, Keith Lemon hasn’t yet identified as gay or bi but has long been described as camp and flamboyant by the UK’s press. His fake tan, bleached hair have all added to speculation about the character’s sexuality.


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On his show Celebrity Juice, Tom Daley hit the headlines when he revealed that he was gay, not bisexual and that he was dating Dustin Lance Black.

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Keith Lemon currently fronts three shows for ITV, his long-running game/magazine show formatted Celebrity Juice and Through The Keyhole. In 2015 ITV 2 started airing The Keith Lemon Sketch Show.

Leigh Francis is 42 years old – born on 30th April 1973.

And if you’re wondering why Keith also has bandages around his hand the story has changed, from a Kangaroo attack to just being a prop to help Leigh remember to stay in character. However, there are other suggestions that the bandage covers up an explicit tattoo.

 

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