Keith Lemon has revealed that he noticed Laura Whitmore years earlier than she changed Holly Willoughby on Superstar Juice, as she truly made her debut within the viewers.
Talking solely to MailOnline forward of the long-awaited new sequence, the presenter, 45, implied the Love Island host, 35, has come full circle after he was shocked to see her sat within the viewers throughout filming.
Laura and former Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack, 30, are set to debut as Superstar Juice’s new workforce captains when the brand new sequence begins on Thursday, after Holly introduced she’d give up the present in Might.
EXCLUSIVE: Keith Lemon has revealed that he noticed Laura Whitmore years earlier than she changed Holly Willoughby on Superstar Juice, as she truly made her debut within the viewers
Keith instructed MailOnline: ‘I can keep in mind Whitmore many a few years in the past as within the viewers of Superstar Juice after which I noticed her and stated ”what are you doing right here,” and she or he stated ”I got here to observe” and I stated ”you’ve been sat within the viewers”.’
The author, actual identify Leigh Francis, added that longtime associates Laura and Emily had been his first decisions to be Superstar Juice’s new workforce captains, and he lobbied with bosses for them to land the job.
He stated: ‘They had been my first decisions, I used to be in a Zoom assembly and everybody was saying names and I simply stored quiet as I assumed ”they could consider a reputation I haven’t considered.”
‘So I’d already drawn an image of the three of us collectively they usually stated ‘what do you suppose?’
Prediction: The presenter implied the Love Island host has come full circle after he was shocked to see her sat within the viewers throughout filming years earlier (pictured with Emily Atack)
Revamp: Emily and Laura are taking up from Holly Willoughby, who give up Superstar Juice in Might after 12 years on the present (pictured with Keith and Fearne Cotton in 2012)
‘And I simply held it up and stated that is what I feel I can’t factor of anybody else, they usually stated ”let’s go away and give it some thought” after which we spoke to the channel they usually stated ”yep we’re gonna go for Whitmore and Atack” and I stated ”good cos I’ve already instructed them!”
Keith added: ‘I stated to each of them look we’ve had a gathering there’s a great deal of names your names got here up, and I simply wished to Gage how a lot you’d be up for doing it, and Whitmore stated ”I’d be honoured.”
‘And I knew Atack wished it as a result of when she got here out of jungle she got here spherical our home and stated ‘I would like Holly’s job!’ and I stated ‘properly you’re not getting it not whereas Holly’s nonetheless there,’ as a result of she’d been rumoured earlier than taking Fearne’s seat.’
As ever Superstar Juice’s new sequence will characteristic a slew of stars collaborating in an array of video games, together with Maya Jama, Marvin Humes and TOWIE’s Gemma Collins, although it has seen a decreased viewers and social distancing because of the COVID-19 disaster.
Coming quickly: The author, actual identify Leigh Francis, added that longtime associates Laura and Emily had been his first decisions to be Superstar Juice’s new workforce captains
Keith admitted Kylie Minogue remained on the high of his record of dream visitors he wished to look on the present, however she’d turned him down quite a few occasions.
Requested whether or not he nervous that the present might go a step too far in its risqué behaviour, Keith admitted he thinks the present’s ‘daft’ nature, prevents it from taking a step too far.
He stated: ‘Clearly I don’t method something with malice anyway and I feel Juice is usually so impolite it’s like a Tom and Jerry cartoon, how violent was once, simply whacking a cat over the top with an iron and stuff!
‘And I feel properly Juice is a bit like that, particularly again within the day when Fearne and I might say nasty issues to one another we might begin laughing! Yeah it’s all foolish Juice so probably not after which they’ve a gathering straight after, they go right into a legal professionals straight after.’
Sensational: Keith added that Laura stated she’d be ‘honoured’ to host the present, having been a visitor on the panel many occasions
Emily and Laura have each starred as visitors on the much-loved present, however the upcoming sequence will mark the primary time they are going to battle it out with their star-studded groups.
The final sequence, which aired from April till Might, was fronted by each broadcaster Holly and Spice Ladies’ Mel B, 45.
Kelly Brook, Gino D’Acampo and Paddy McGuinness have additionally served as workforce captains prior to now.
Superstar Juice begins on Thursday, October twenty second at 10pm on ITV2.
Again quickly: Superstar Juice begins on Thursday, October twenty second at 10pm on ITV2