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04 Feb 2016

CELEBRITY JUICE GOES LIVE

CELEBRITY JUICE GOES LIVE

First UK panel show ever to air live

Multi award winning series commissioned for its 15th series 

Fearne Cotton returns as team captain

ITV 2 has commissioned multi award winning Celebrity Juice for a whooping 15th series and this time they’ll be kicking things off with a (lemony) twist… the first episode will be airing LIVE. 

There will be no hiding for Keith and the team as they film an hour long special of the naughtiest and mightiest comedy show live from Elstree studios direct to the ITV 2 audience – the first UK panel show ever to do so. Due to air this March, viewers can expect the show’s usual anarchic style with an interactive element where the audience at home can have a say in what happens during the show via social media in the week leading up to transmission. 

After a series 14 hiatus whilst on maternity leave, Fearne Cotton will be back and will be joined by her fellow team captain, Holly Willoughby, as they are pitted against one another to see who knows the most about the week’s celebrity news. 

Holly’s TV husband and This Morning’s, Phillip Schofield and Queen of the Jungle, Vicky Pattison are already confirmed for the one off live special with a whole host of celebrity friends set to help in the usual run of chaotic challenges throughout the rest of the series.  

Keith Lemon says: “I've done it loads of times. But I've never done it with Fearne and Holly. Actually I have done it with Holly but never done it with both Holly and Fearne at the same time, whilst people watch! Looking forward to doing Celebrity Juice live! What can go wrong?”

Managing Director, Talkback and Executive Producer of Celebrity Juice, Leon Wilson says: “We love making Juice and we’re so proud we’re now on the 15th series. What better, and terrifying, way to start than with a live episode. Keeping Keith, Holly and Fearne in check on any recording of the show is always a challenge so literally anything could happen this time round.”

Claire Zolkwer ITVs commissioning editor, Comedy and Entertainment said: "Juice.  Live.  With Keith.  That's a great idea!  Right?!"

The brand new series of Celebrity Juice is due to air this spring. Celebrity Juice was ordered for ITV2 by ITV’s Director of Digital Platforms, Angela Jain and was commissioned by Commissioning Editor, Comedy and Entertainment Claire Zolkwer.  It has been made for ITV2 by Talkback and executive produced by Leon Wilson, Jonno Richards and Dan Baldwin. The Series Producer is Jessie Swanson. 

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For further information please contact:

Nicola Wilkinson, nicola.wilkinson@fremantlemediauk.com, 0207 8618127

Notes to Editors:

Talkback is headed up by Leon Wilson, one of the UK’s leading creative talents.  Continuing a rich history extending into four decades, the label is focused on creating quality comedy shows across all genres. Currently producing shows including the acclaimed QI, multi-award winning Celebrity Juice, Through the Keyhole, Virtually Famous, The Keith Lemon Sketch Show and the recent Keith Lemon’s Back to the Future Tribute.  Talkback attracts millions of viewers every year and continues to feature and develop some of the UK's leading comedy entertainment.

Talkback is part of FremantleMedia UK, the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company.  FremantleMedia UK, comprises of a group of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless, Thames, Newman Street and Euston Films, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows.   

Currently on air and in production:

Celebrity Juice, QI, Through the Keyhole, Virtually Famous

www.talkbackproductions.tv