Keith Lemon is to front a revived primetime version of classic quiz Through the Keyhole, ITV has announced.
First airing in 1983 as part of TV-am with David Frost and Lloyd Grossman at the helm, the show invites guests to guess which celebrity home they are being shown a video from within.
The revived format, with Leigh Francis’s alter-ego at the helm, will comprise six hour-long episodes and is expected to air later this year on ITV.
Keith Lemon commented: “When I was a young lad all I wanted to be when I grew up was the boyfriend of Patsy Kensit, Kylie Minogue, or Belinda Carlisle. Be part of the A-Team, go back t’ future or be the host of ‘Through t’ Key Whole’. Well one of those dreams has come true! Not only am I the host of Keyhole, I’ll be going round t’ houses like Loyd Grossman but with better shoes. I honestly can’t wait! I think this is what’s gonna meck Patsy go out with me! Oooosh!”
Sir David Frost, host of the original TV series added: “I am delighted that the Keyhole format is now entering its fourth decade on TV. I know the pilot show went down very well with the studio audience and I wish Keith and his team the very best of luck for the series.”
Loyd Grossman added: “Keith has definitely put a new spin on a very well-established, much-loved format. He has given Through the Keyhole a contemporary twist, but preserved the spirit and intention of the original programme. The series has contemporary entertainment values, whilst still retaining the parts we all loved of the original – namely the fascinating insights into people’s lives!”