ITVs Celebrity Juice axed after 14 years as Keith Lemon confirms shows fate

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Keith Lemon has announced that Celebrity Juice will be wrapping forever later this year, with two special episodes.

Over the years, the panel show which airs on ITV has entertained viewers with their unique challenges including Don't Show Keith Ya Teeth.

The show has also had a major transformation with Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack stepping in as team captains after the likes of Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby and Spice Girls legend Mel B left the programme.

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However, funnyman Keith, whose real name is Leigh Francis has thanked fans and the crew at ITV for allowing the programme to air for so long.

Taking to Instagram, he shared a montage of clips from the programme over the years, featuring footage of the likes of Emma Bunton, Pamela Anderson and Verne Troyer.

Playing over the clip was an emotional song that ended with: "Thank you everybody, goodnight, I love you."

Alongside the footage, Keith penned: "After 14 years, 26 series, 300 eps @CelebJuice is concluding later this year with two farewell specials.

"Thank you so so much to everyone who watched, to the team captains, guests, crew and itv2. It was the longest most fun party! I had a wonderful time. Big love x."

Following the news, fans flocked to the replies section, sharing their heartbreak with one penning: "I'm absolutely gutted this is ending. But what a great run it's had, Will definitely miss that on Thursday nights after the final 2 specials that air."

"Aww please no, that is such sad news. The show will be missed. I hope we get to still see you though Keith, top bloke. Can't wait for shopping personally," commented a second.

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Before a third added: "Omg be very sad to see this go u have brought so much laughter to such a dull world for me wish you well in whatever you do next thank you to all the team on Celebrity Juice we will miss you."

"A bonkers but brilliant show, I've seen things on there I never thought I would! How the team came up with some of the ideas is beyond me. Thank you for the laughs," typed another.

While a fifth tweeted: "No way!!! Sad to see it go. It means @ITV must bring out a DVD compilation of all the best, rudest, unseen bits!!"

The show first aired in 2008 with Leigh, Holly and Fearne leaving viewers in hysterics, before Fearne announced her exit in 2018.

Holly left just two years later in 2020, with Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore being confirmed as captains.


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