|Created by||Leigh Francis|
|Presented by||Keith Lemon|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||22|
|No. of episodes||254 (as of 10th October 2019)|
|Production location(s)||Riverside Studios (2008-2014)|
Elstree Studios (2014-)
Television Centre, London (2019-)
|Running time||30-60 minutes|
Talkback Thames (2008-11)
|Picture format||16:9: 576i (2008-2010)|
16:9: 1080i (2010-)
|Original release||24 September 2008 -|
Celebrity Juice is a British television comedy panel game on ITV2, broadcast since 24 September 2008. The show is written and presented by Keith Lemon, the alter-ego of comedian Leigh Francis. The format for the series was first suggested in 2007, after the final series of Leigh Francis' Channel 4 sketch show Bo' Selecta!. ITV approached Francis to create a show featuring popular alter-ego Keith Lemon, and after the success of the five-part series Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour, the channel commissioned Celebrity Juice.
The original premise of the show was to see which team knows most about the week's tabloid news stories, although later series focus more on the comedy factor of the participating celebrity guests and games involving them, rather than discussing the week's news.
It was confirmed on 7 September 2017 that the show had received a makeover with the set and titles card being updated. The new set will have Greek statues all around the back.
In December 2018, team captain Fearne Cotton announced that she would leave the series after ten years in order to pursue other projects. She was replaced by Paddy McGuinness. McGuinness left after one series and was replaced by Mel B.
Initially, the show's regular team captains were Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton. For the ninth series, Kelly Brook replaced Fearne Cotton while she was on maternity leave. Willoughby appeared in episode 1 of series 12, but was replaced by Gino D'Acampo for the remainder of that series. D'Acampo became a regular panellist from series 13 following the return of Willoughby. After series 20, Cotton and was replaced by Paddy McGuinness.
Occasionally, guest captains have filled in when Willoughby or Cotton were absent for personal reasons, with Emma Bunton, Chris Moyles, Jonathan Ross and John Barrowman being the most notable guest captains. Having appeared during the first series twice, Rufus Hound became a regular panellist on Cotton's team from the second series onwards, although he left the show during the seventh series for undisclosed reasons. From the eighth series onwards, Chris Ramsey took up a semi-regular role on Cotton or Brook's team to replace Hound, although he only makes around three regular appearances per series. Lemon is also renowned for mocking both team captains, introducing Willoughby as "Holly Willoughboozy" (previously "Holly Willoughbooby") and mocking Cotton for her large nostrils and small breasts. During series 9, he also often referenced the fact that Brook was sacked from several of her previous television projects.
As well as several guest panellists who have appeared regularly on the show, the VT round, which features Lemon taking on a particular celebrity in a pre-arranged challenge, also features regular guests, with Verne Troyer debuting in series 2, Jedward in series 3,David Hasselhoff in series 5, the cast of Coronation Street having appeared in series 8, and Rylan Clark having appeared since series 9. The first series featured The Bear from Bo' Selecta! in this role, interviewing mystery celebrity guests to allow the team captains or panellists to guess who he was talking about.
In the "cover story round", which also features a celebrity guest, a particular category entitled "Doggy Style" also features, in which a bulldog appears dressed as a particular celebrity. A bulldog called Gary appeared until series 8, due to his death in 2012, and he was replaced by another bulldog called Spud.
Celebrity Juice was filmed at the Riverside Studios from 2008 until 2014. In August 2014 it was announced that the show, along with the BBC's Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Sweat the Small Stuff, would be hosted at Elstree Studios Stage 9 whilst redevelopment takes place at their former home. For its first seven series, the show was produced by Talkback Thames, and it has been produced by Talkback since series eight (Same production company, only re-branded). The show is produced by Dan Baldwin and Leon Wilson.
|Series||Episodes||Originally aired||Team captains|
|Series premiere||Series finale|
|1||8||24 September 2008||12 November 2008||Fearne Cotton||Holly Willoughby|
|2||10||25 February 2009||29 April 2009|
|3||10||18 March 2010||20 May 2010|
|4||14||9 September 2010||30 December 2010|
|5||16||10 February 2011||26 May 2011|
|6||13||1 September 2011||29 December 2011|
|7||13||9 February 2012||3 May 2012|
|8||15||30 August 2012||21 December 2012|
|9||13||28 February 2013||23 May 2013||Kelly Brook|
|10||15||29 August 2013||26 December 2013||Fearne Cotton|
|11||12||20 February 2014||22 May 2014|
|12||13||11 September 2014||30 December 2014||Gino D'Acampo|
|13||10||19 March 2015||21 May 2015||Holly Willoughby|
|14||14||10 September 2015||30 December 2015||Gino D'Acampo|
|15||10||17 March 2016||19 May 2016||Fearne Cotton|
|16||14||8 September 2016||29 December 2016|
|17||11||23 March 2017||8 June 2017|
|18||12||14 September 2017||21 December 2017|
|19||11||22 March 2018||7 June 2018|
|20||12||13 September 2018||20 December 2018|
|21||10||21 March 2019||23 May 2019||Paddy McGuinness|
|22||12 October 2019||Mel B|
|Title||No. of disc(s)||Year||No. of episodes||DVD release||Blu-ray release|
|Region 2||Region B|
|Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy for TV||1||2008, 2009 & 2010||Best bits from series 1-3 and various unseen footage||21 November 2011||-|
|Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy for TV 2||1||2010 & 2011||Best bits from series 4-6 and various unseen footage||19 November 2012||19 November 2012|
|Celebrity Juice - The Bang Tidy Box Set: Too Juicy for TV 1 & 2||3||2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011||Best bits from series 1-6 and various unseen footage||19 November 2012||-|
|Celebrity Juice - Obscene and Unseen||1||2012 & 2013||Best bits from series 7-9 and various unseen footage||4 November 2013||-|
|Celebrity Juice - 1 - 3 T'Box Set||4||2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013||Best bits from series 1-9 and various unseen footage||4 November 2013||-|
The following have made more than one appearance on the show as a guest panellist (as of 20 September 2018).
|2011||TV Choice Awards||Best Entertainment Show||Won|
|British Comedy Awards||Best Comedy Panel Show||Nominated|
|2012||TV Choice Awards||Best Entertainment Show||Won|
|National Television Awards||Most Popular Comedy Panel Show||Won|
|British Comedy Awards||Best Comedy Entertainment Programme||Nominated|
|2013||National Television Awards||Most Popular Entertainment Presenter||Nominated|
|Television and Radio Industries Club Awards||TV Satellite/Digital Programme||Won|
|2015||National Television Awards||Multichannel||Won|
|2018||The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award||Nominated|