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27 Mar 2014

KEITH LEMON GOES BACK THROUGH THE KEYHOLE FOR ITV

KEITH LEMON GOES BACK THROUGH THE KEYHOLE FOR ITV

ITV has recommissioned a second series (8 x 60 mins) of Through the Keyhole (produced by Talkback). Series one drew in a top audience of 6.1 million viewers on Saturdays, in autumn 2013. 

Through the Keyhole sees the irrepressible Keith Lemon let loose, rummaging around three mystery celebrity houses. Using their powers of observation and the assistance of the studio audience, the all-star panel has to guess which famous face “habitates in a house like this.”

Louis Walsh, Mary Berry, Kelly Hoppen, Daryl Hannah, Louis Smith, John Prescott and Greg Rutherford were amongst the stars in the first series that opened up their homes. In the studio each week, a different celebrity panel were tasked with identifying them, with Jonathan Ross, Emma Bunton, Terry Wogan, Cath Tyldesley and Cilla Black amongst those joining in the fun and playing the guessing game.

Through the Keyhole is commissioned by Director of Comedy and Entertainment, Elaine Bedell, and Comedy Entertainment Commissioning Editor, Claire Zolkwer.  The Executive Producers are Leon Wilson and Meriel Beale, and the Series Producer is Arron Ferster. 

Director of Comedy and Entertainment at ITV, Elaine Bedell said, "Through the Keyhole was a brilliant comedy entertainment hit for us last autumn, and we're really looking forward to Keith poking around more celebrity pads, plus more in studio fun, with series two." 

Keith Lemon commented, “Can't wait t' start through t’keyhole again. I can't fink of what’s suitable to describe my excitement but it is the same excitement I have when I'm participating in extreme sports or making sweet, sweet love to a beautiful woman.” 

Executive Producer, Talkback, Leon Wilson said, “Through the Keyhole is a much loved show, so we’re thrilled ITV audiences have taken the new format and Keith to their hearts and that ITV have ordered a second series.”

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For further information please contact:

Nicola Wilkinson  nicola.wilkinson@fremantlemediauk.com  t: 0207 861 8127

Susan Wilks  susan.wiliks@:fremantlemediauk.com  t: 0207 691 6137

Notes to Editors:

FremantleMedia UK is 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 most recently, Euston Films, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows.   The labels are headed up by some of the UK’s leading creative talent including Leon Wilson, Jon Rolph, Patrick Holland, Richard Holloway, Paul Marquess and Kate Harwood.  Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets.  With an unparalleled range of programming including:  The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Through the Keyhole, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Four Rooms, Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, QI, National Lottery Break the Safe - the Group has aired over 450 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone.

Currently On Air and in production:

Boundless

The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Grand  Designs, Escape To The Country, Great British Railway Journeys,  Four Rooms, Great Continental Railway Journeys, The Railway War (w/t), Fast and Furious: Britain’s Banger Racers, An Hour to Save Your Life, World’s Toughest Job (w/t), World’s Best Diet (w/t), My Kitchen Rules, Talk to the Animals

Newman Street:

Suspects

Retort:

Birds of a Feather, Count Arthur Strong

Talkback:

Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Sweat the Small Stuff, Through the Keyhole, My Teenage Diary

Thames:

The X Factor, TheXtra Factor, All Star Family Fortunes, Take Me Out, Britain’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got  More Talent, National Lottery: Break the Safe

www.talkbackproductions.tv