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Real reason Keith Lemon always wears a bandage on his hand

Real reason Keith Lemon always wears a bandage on his hand

People are still wondering what the bandage on Keith Lemon's right hand was all about.

Celebrity Juice star Keith Lemon always wears a bandage on his hand and viewers are often left speculating as to what sort of injury he might have.

For 14 years, the ITV comedy panel show was hosted by the legendary comedian, Leigh Francis, in the form of his alter-ego, Keith Lemon.

Known as a pervy potty-mouth, Francis' character was regularly joined alongside the likes of Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton, Gino D'Acampo and Maya Jama.

Although the last ever episode was in 2022, it seems that people are still wondering what the bandage on his right hand was all about.


Taking to X (Twitter), one viewer wrote: "Always wondered what Keith Lemon bandage was all about!"

"Why has Keith Lemon always got a bandage on his hand? Dudes had its for at least 10 years!" another added.

While someone else said: "Has anyone asked Keith lemon why he wears a bandage on his hand?"

Well the question to that answer is 'yes'.

In an interview on Radio X with Chris Moyles, he finally revealed why he wears it, - kind of.


He said: "I often wear a bandage on my wrist as I have a rather unorthodox tattoo right there and while I would argue it is a lively form of artistic expression, unfortunately most television producers tend to disagree.

"Over the years my bandage has become part of who I am and I always carry a spare in my pocket.

"Girls are forever coming up and asking me how I've hurt myself."

However, people were calling bulls**t after viewers noticed that when Francis was appearing at the 2017 BAFTAs, he was without his bandage - and there was no tattoo.

Lemon later explained in the interview: "Obviously there's nowt wrong with my hand whatsoever, but it's artistic expression, like when Nelly wears a plaster on his cheek."


For the last ever episode, Francis was joined by original team captains Willoughby and Cotton.

He said: "It’s a lot of fun and I got a bit emotional at the end. I don’t think that bit is in.

"I was in like some kind of emotional bubble.

"It was a bit like a dream, but I was trying to cherish the day.

"I came off stage and just hugged my wife and teared up.

"It’s making me tear up now just thinking about it."

Francis admitted that, although the show was 'rude and naughty’ at times, ‘at its core there was a lot of heart’.

"It was all about friends having a fun time and I think people enjoy watching people having fun," he continued.

"I’ll miss it loads and I’ll miss meeting all of those wonderful guests that we had on over the years."

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Topics: Keith Lemon, ITV, TV and Film, Celebrity, Social Media