ITV2 has confirmed that there will be a second series comedy ‘reality’ series – Lemon La Vida Loca. It will go even further ‘behind-the-scenes’ and into the world of Keith Lemon as he tries to boost his career as well as his catastrophic love life.
Series one, which aired in August 2012, was the highest rated new series launch of 2012 with an audience of over 1.4 million.
Following a breakup from his long term girlfriend, Rosie, Keith is single and looking to make an impact on the celebrity dating circuit. Romantic highlights will include a brief fling with Jenny Powell, a disastrous date with Myleene Klass, and an explosive relationship with a Pussycat Doll.
Changes are also afoot in Keith’s professional life. Determined to prove that he is more than just a TV presenter he first embarks on a music career – and releases his debut single – I Wanna Go On You – and then throws himself into the world of acting. A journey which sees him move to Hollywood to live with Verne Troyer, launch Back To The Future The Musical with Danny Dyer and take a walk down the famous cobbles of Coronation Street.
Keith Lemon added: “The Lemon La Vida Loca cameras are back in me house. It’s a new house, a new chapter. A bit like when Peter Andre started his new chapter but with more women, a bit ruder and with the main subject much better looking and not obsessed with coffee. Gonna be going to LA this season (that’s American for series) should be a good’n! Oooosh!”
Keith Lemon is the next ‘celebrity’ due for a squeezing by the reality TV machine.
Despite not actually owning a passport or leading a ‘real’ life, the strawberry-blonde extravert is set to take part in a new ITV2 reality show.
According to a report by Broadcast magazine, the show will be “a cross between Keeping Up With The Kardashians and I’m Alan Partridge”; an alarming prospect to say the least.
In the grand tradition of quirkily-named Lemon shows (Celebrity Juice and Lemonaid have already proved a success for the star), the reality series has a working title of ‘Lemon La Vida Loca’ and is due to track Keith throughout a ‘hugely eventful year’ which will include his first film appearance.
The character – a creation by comedian Leigh Francis – was originally a character in the 2002 series Bo’ Selecta! alongside such recognisable parodies as Michael Jackson and Craig David . He later starred in his own 2008 reality show called Keith Lemon’s Very Brilliant World Tour, but failed to make an impact on audience affections.
Dan Baldwin of Talkback called Francis a ‘comedy genuis’ and spoke of the controversial comedian’s surprise success with Saturday night audiences. Lemonaid has proved a huge hit on the mainstream channel, he said.
“Taking Keith, who’s seen as rude and crude, and putting him on Saturday teatime is a bold step,’ he told Broadcast magazine. ‘But we’ve got more than three million viewers – Harry Hill didn’t get that until series four or five”.
Last month it was reported that Lemon was up for a Corrie cameo. “Enough!”, we cry here at OTB. “Enough of the ginger man”.
But do you think we have more room for Lemon-lovin’ in our weekly schedule? Or have things got way to juicy for their own good? Let us know your thoughts…