Is Keith Lemon gay, bisexual or straight... and does it really matter?

But first, is Keith Lemon actually a real person?

As thousands of people flock to their phones to ask Is Keith Lemon gay when straight or bisexual whenever he appears on TV. They are also keen to know whether he’s partnered or married, but first, we should put it out there that Keith Lemon is a character, not a real person. He’s the brainchild of actor Leigh Francis.

Is Keith Lemon gay?

But no, to answer your question, Keith Lemon – or rather Leigh Francis isn’t gay and identifies as straight. Leigh is actually married to a woman. The comedian and presenter is married to Jill Carter, a beauty therapist. Together the pair have two children together. They live in North London.

Who is Keith Lemon?

Is Keith Lemon gay? Is Keith Lemon a real person?

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

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.

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In terms of sexuality, the character 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.

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 in his mid to late 40s he was 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.