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Keith Lemon Lifts The Lid On Holly Willoughby's Drinking

Michael Minay

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Keith Lemon Lifts The Lid On Holly Willoughby's Drinking

Keith Lemon could be considered to be one of the luckiest men in showbiz. Each week, while Celebrity Juice is on, he gets to sit in the middle of Holly Willoughby (or Holly Willough-booby, to Keith) and Fearne Cotton.

With the amount of enjoyment, the huge fits of giggles, and the ridiculous challenges that the show creates, it can only come from one source, surely? Drink.

Well, host Keith told LADbible that the regulars are no stranger to the odd tipple - one team captain in particular.

He joked: "Holly likes a drink. She's been away for two weeks in rehab, although in the press she said that she went to Florida, to Disneyland, but that's what she calls rehab."


Credit: PA

"Me and [Celebrity Juice regular] Gino [D'Acampo] drink before AND after the show, always," he continued. "The girls, since motherhood, just go home. Now and then I can see the temptation in Holly's eyes. She may have one and nip off."

"But when it's an award ceremony, we either celebrate or booze and lose. I don't care," he added.


The show is now into its 17th series, and Keith doesn't want it to stop anytime soon (to be fair, we don't want it to either).

Keith said: "It's great when you win an award, it's fantastic to be nominated, because it means you're still relevant. Like when you get invited to the Brits. I always think 'wow, I'm still relevant'.

"The day they don't invite me is the day I think I should stop wearing these silly trousers and grow up.

"I think people enjoy watching us enjoy ourselves. You forget you're on TV most of the time. People ask, 'Would you rather booze or work?'. Well, either or is good for me, because I booze at work.


"I don't drink on anything when I have to learn a script. You have a couple of cards on Celebrity Juice to ask questions to celebrities, but generally have a great time."

Credit: ITV / Celebrity Juice

The show has had Holly and Fearne as team captains since the inception back in 2008. Since then, due to them both having kids, Gino has stepped in on numerous occasions. And Keith told LADbible that he loves working with all three of them, even though Fearne has now moved to a co-presenting role.


"You know what, I absolutely love it," he said. "It's like a dysfunctional family, but it's like we've adopted a stupid Italian man."

"I've never shared hosting before," added Keith. "So I'm hoping the ego can take it." Classic Keith.

"A lot of people ask me, 'who do you prefer? Holly or Fearne?' and I think they mean by sex," Keith continued. "I haven't had sex with either, I just joke that I have, but I ain't.


"I don't really fancy them that way, they are like my sisters."

This dysfunctional family certainly gives us better laughs than any of the families on The Jeremy Kyle Show so we'll happily continue watching them. If you've not had the delights yet, Celebrity Juice is on ITV2, Thursdays at 10pm.

Featured Image Credit: ITV / Celebrity Juice

Topics: Holly Willoughby, Celebrity Juice, Keith Lemon

Michael Minay
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