This article will answer every question you have about Leigh Francis. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Francis do for a living?
- Who are Francis’s parents and siblings?
- What are Francis’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Francis married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Francis have any children?
- Where is Francis now?
- How tall is Francis?
- How much money does Francis earn?
- What is Francis’s net worth?
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Who is Leigh Francis?
Leigh Izaak Francis professionally known as Keith Lemon is an eminent English comedian, actor, writer, and television presenter. He is notably known for creating and starring in Channel 4’s sketch comedy show Bo’ Selecta! (2002 to 2009) and presenting the ITV shows Celebrity Juice (2008 to Present) and Through the Keyhole (2013 to 2019). His other comedy shows include; Lemon La Vida Loca (2012–2013), The Keith Lemon Sketch Show (2015–2016), and The Keith & Paddy Picture Show (2017–2018).
How Old Is Leigh Francis?
He is 49 years old as of November 2022, having been born on April 30, 1973, in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Francis shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Travis Scott, Lil TJAY, Liza Anokhina, Gal Gadot, Mr. Bee, and many more.
Leigh Francis Family
Who are Leigh Francis’s Parents?
News on the internet shows that his father died aged 47 of cancer, but his mother, Pat is still alive.
Does Leigh Francis have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. If there is news regarding this matter, we will update it as soon as possible.
Leigh Francis Education
He received his high school education at The Farnley Academy. After high school, he attended Leeds Arts University where he studied and received a qualification in graphic design.
Leigh Francis’s Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Jill Carter. They married on October 30, 2002, at Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire.
Leigh Francis Kids
He and his wife Jill have one kid, a daughter by the name of Matilda (born n February 2009).
Leigh Francis Career
He landed his first television role on Dom and Kirk’s Nite O’ Plenty where he portrayed Bobby Stark, a man who gives tips on how to win the ladies. The series aired from January to July 1996 on Paramount Television. His second television role was as Barry Gibson, a music paparazzo, featured on the early series of Channel 4’s Poworld. Moreover, he stared as various characters including Gibson, Keith Lemon, and Avid Merrion in the series Whatever I Want which aired in 2000 late night on ITV.
Early in his career, he did a series of shorts for Comedy Central (then known as Paramount Comedy) called Stars in Their Houses. Some of the shorts can also be found on YouTube. His major television breakthrough occurred when Channel 4 offered him a £250,000 deal to produce a series based on his television characters. Such as his previous roles as Bobby Stark and Barry Gibson and in 2002, Bo’ Selecta! was born. The series featured Francis portraying a series of celebrities by wearing face masks to impersonate them as well as portraying the main, non-celebrity character, Avid Merrion.
The program went on and lasted for five series, airing between 2002 and 2006. However, the last two series were only loosely based on the original three. Series 4 was subtitled A Bear’s Tail and was based on another of his characters, The Bear. Series 5 then returned Avid Merrion and was called Bo! in the USA. Following the axing of Bo’ Special, Francis went on and took one of the series characters, Keith Lemon, and created a brand new show, Keith Lemon’s Very Brilliant World Tour which aired in April 2008, on ITV2, The show was a success and thus Francis went on and created another show featuring Lemon, Celebrity Juice which has 23 series to date.
Moreover, Lemon c-hosted Sing If You Can (2011) with Stacey Solomon and Keith Lemon’s LemonAid (2012) on ITV. It was revealed in November 2011, that Lemon would make him feature film debut in Keith Lemon: The Film with production starting later that month. Since then, Francis has presented and/or appeared in numerous other ITV2 programs in characters as Lemon, including; Through the Keyhole (2013–2019), The Keith Lemon Sketch Show (2015–2016), The Keith & Paddy Picture Show (2017–2018), alongside Paddy McGuinness and Shopping with Keith Lemon (2019–present). Moreover, he had a cameo in Rocketman, the 2019 Elton John biopic, playing a shop worker named Pete.
Leigh Francis Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 10 inches (1.77m) and a weight of around 75kg (165 lbs).
Leigh Francis’s Salary and Net Worth
News on the internet shows that he almost made £1m in just a year and a net worth of $10 million.