Keith Lemon to revive Through the Keyhole on ITV

Former presenters David Frost and Loyd Grossman give the comedy character the thumbs up as the classic format is brought back for a primetime run

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Keith Lemon is to front a revived primetime version of classic quiz Through the Keyhole, ITV has announced. 

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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.”

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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!”