A host of celebrity guest stars join Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness for their new series, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Ghostbusters have been announced as the final two films to be recreated by Keith and Paddy for The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, a brand new five part series for ITV, from Talkback, part of FremantleMedia UK.
Joining Keith and Paddy in Return of the Jedi will be a stellar cast of celebrity cameos including actress Michelle Keegan as Princess Leia, comedy duo Ant and Dec as Ewoks, This Morning host Phillip Schofield will play Yoda, David Dickinson as The Emperor and Jeremy Kyle will appear as himself.
Ghostbusters sees singer Robbie Williams as Egon, presenter Emma Willis as Janine, actress Sarah Parish as Dana and former footballer turned presenter Chris Kamara as Ray Parker Jnr. Other guest stars include Will Mellor, Gary Wilmot, Vicki Michelle, Emily Atack and Bob Carolgees.
Michelle Keegan said: “I’m excited to be part of this new show with Keith and Paddy and thrilled to be taking on the iconic role of Princess Leia, a strong, female heroine and all round Star Wars legend. I had so much fun and we had such a laugh filming that I can’t wait for everyone to see the final result.”
Robbie Williams commented: “I had such a laugh with Keith and Paddy filming Ghostbusters and I’m thrilled to be playing Egon… I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”
An affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith and Paddy’s favourite movies of all time, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show will see the duo recreate other iconic films including Dirty Dancing, Jaws and Rocky. Airing on ITV primetime in April 2017, each half hour episode will be a mix of film parodies and behind-the-scenes mock-doc footage.
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show is a Talkback production, commissioned for ITV by Commissioning Editor, Comedy and Entertainment, Saskia Schuster. Executive produced by Leon
Wilson, Managing Director of Talkback and written by Leigh Francis, Paddy McGuinness, Dan Johnston and Jamie Deeks and produced and directed by Dan Johnston and Jamie Deeks.