Celebrity Juice series 26: Keith Lemon panel show returns with Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack as team captains

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Keith Lemon will return for another series of Celebrity Juice - here’s everything you need to know

Keith Lemon is back to host the 26th season of Celebrity Juice, a comedy panel show that has been running since 2008.

The show sees celebrity guests take part in a series of bizarre games and features some tabloid celebrity trivia.

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Known for its crude, no holds barred humour, Celebrity Juice is deserving of its post-watershed slot.

Who is Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon?

Keith Lemon is the television persona of comedian Leigh Francis, who has been active in the British comedy scene since the 1990s.

His breakout project was Bo’ Selecta, a sketch show in which he impersonated a range of celebrities wearing horrific caricature masks.

Bo’ Selecta didn’t age well and in 2020, Francis apologised for portraying black celebrities on the show.

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After the show was axed, Francis kept the Lemon character, and has hosted 25 seasons of Celebrity Juice as Keith Lemon.

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Leigh Francis will become Keith Lemon for another outing as the Celebrity Juice host | Getty Images

Who are the team captains?

Team captains Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack, who joined for the 24th season of the show, will both be staying on.

Laura Whitmore is an Irish model, TV and radio presenter.

She hosted I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2011-2016 and competed in the 14th season of Strictly Come Dancing with professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice.

After Caroline Flack’s arrest for assault in 2020, Whitmore took over as host of Love Island for season six of the show.

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Following Flack’s death, Whitmore became a permanent host of the show, returning for season seven and is due to host season eight this year.

Whitmore’s husband Iain Stirling also works on Love Island as the series narrator.

Emily Atack is an actress and TV presenter who became famous for her role as ‘it girl’ Charlotte Hinchcliffe in teen comedy series The Inbetweeners.

She has also featured in the films Dad’s Army and Lies We Tell.

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Atack took part in the fifth series of Dancing on Ice with skater Fred Palascak in 2010, and was a contestant on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here in 2018, coming in second behind Harry Redknapp.

Who are the guests?

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Grime star Big Narstie will be a guest in the new season of Celebrity Juice | Getty Images

The celebrity guests who will be joining Whitmore and Atack for the first two episodes of the series have been announced.

In episode one, talk show host Jonathan Ross, grime star Big Narstie, singer-songwriter Ella Henderson and Strictly Come Dancing baddie Craig Revel Horwood will join the line-up.

Episode two will feature presenter Vernon Kay, Sax singer Fleur East, DJ Rickie Haywood-Williams, and radio personality Nick Grimshaw.

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Guests for the last six episodes are yet to be announced but watch this space for updates.

Where can I watch Celebrity Juice on TV?

Episode one of the new season will air on 24 March at 10pm on ITV2 and will be available to watch on the ITV Hub shortly after it is first broadcast.

All of seasons 24 and 25 are available to watch on the ITV Hub now.

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