ITV has commissioned Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness fronted vehicle, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, for transmission next spring.
The five part series is an affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith and Paddy’s favourite movies of all time. Each week they will attempt to recreate an iconic film, with the help of an all-star celebrity cast.
“I’m so super excited to be working with one of my best pals Paddy McGuinness. Paddy and I spoke about doing this years ago, and the dream is finally becoming a reality. I’ve stopped eating bread, to make it easier for Paddy to do ‘the lift’ when we recreate Dirty Dancing. I’m also excited to be eaten by a shark and be punched in’t face by the Italian Stallion that is actually from Bolton. Word!” – Keith Lemon
Each half hour episode will be a mix of high-end film parodies and behind-the-scenes mock-doc footage following the boys as they endeavour to bring their recreations to life. What could possibly go wrong…?
“Keith and I have been mates for a long time. We’re both self-confessed movie nuts so paying tribute to some of the most iconic movies scenes of all time is going to be a lot of fun! I’ve told him he’ll have to play most of the female roles though – he’s got long hair and it’ll save us a few quid on wigs!” – Paddy McGuinness
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show is a Talkback production, commissioned for ITV by Commissioning Editor, Comedy and Entertainment, Saskia Schuster.