Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:35pm ET by Pressparty
Keith Lemon wants Craig David for Celebrity Juice
Craig David is being lined up for 'Celebrity Juice' next year.
Keith Lemon - portrayed by Leigh Francis - has admitted he'd love to persuade the 'Walking Away' hitmaker to be a guest on the boozy panel show but doesn't think it's an option right now because he's focused on making his music comeback a success.
Speaking to his close friend Fearne Cotton, who is filling in for Lorraine Kelly, on the breakfast show 'Lorraine' on Thursday (March 16), he said: "You're friends with someone I'd love to come on 'Celebrity Juice', Craig David.
"I've asked him a couple of times, I think the last time I saw him was at your wedding and said 'will you come on?', and he said 'I've got some music dropping soon'."
Fearne - who is team leader on the panel show alongside Holly Willoughby - replied: "I think he will, I think he's been so busy with his comeback but maybe next year."
Keith thinks nabbing the handsome singer for the show would also "put to rest" a lot of speculation that the pair are at loggerheads since they fell out 13 years ago.
He added: "It would be good wouldn't it? I think it would put a lot of things to rest, publicly and we'll have just a great time."
Keith and Craig famously fell out when the ginger-haired comedian wore a rubber mask impression of the singer on his show 'Bo'Selecta!' as his other alter-ego Avid Merrion.
However, although Craig felt "humiliated", they managed to bury the hatchet three years ago when they bumped into one another at Fearne's wedding to Jesse Wood.
She said: "At our wedding you really did make up as you hadn't really seen each other."
Keith added: "Yeah we hugged it out and said it was all banter and stuff. I said 'hey it wasn't even me, it was that other guy Avid Merrion."