The Keith Lemon Sketch Show has been recomissioned by ITV2 for a second series.
The first outing of the youth-aimed comedy vehicle was recently announced as a nominee at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2015 and the ITV2 audience seemed to love the skits too. Launching in February this year the show had the channel’s highest rated series launch in two years with one million viewers and a 5.7% share; thus making it the most watched digital programme on its premiere date which saw The Keith Lemon Sketch Show also beat BBC Two, Channel 4 and Channel 5 in the ratings.
“So chuffed to be doing a second series of me sketch show. It’s a nice fing to say you’ve got a sore throat from laughing at work. Hope it’s not too warm whilst we’re filming, that fox suit can get pretty hot! Feels like ya balls are in a cuppa tea!” – Keith Lemon
The second series will see the return of the hugely popular Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians, David Dickinson, Holly Willoughby and the Urban Fox whilst also introducing us to a whole host of brand new characters. ITV2 also promise that there will be an abundance of high profile special guests to add to the list of celebrity cameos from series one which included Paddy McGuinness, Carrie Fisher, Jonathan Ross, Fearne Cotton, Phillip Schofield, Louis Walsh, Verne Troyer, Ashley Roberts, Dermot O’Leary and Keith’s very own mum, Pat.
Ahead of the series one launch a sneak peak of Keith’s spoof Kim Kardashian skit reached beyond 7.7 million views on Facebook with the high level of engagement for the clip including over 640,000 likes, 220,000 comments and 890,000 shares. ‘Keith Lemon’ is the creation of comedian Leigh Francis.