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Leigh Francis apologises for playing black people on Bo' Selecta: “I've done a lot of learning”

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

Leigh Francis, the comedian who plays Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon, has apologised for his “offensive” portrayal of black celebrities on show Bo' Selecta.
With the aid of latex face masks, Francis played caricatures of the likes of Michael Jackson, Craig David and talk show host Trisha Goddard on the Channel 4 comedy series.
Amid global Black Lives Matter demonstrations, Francis said he “done a lot of talking and learning” and wanted to apologise.
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Bo' Selecta star Leigh Francis apologises for 'offensive' portrayals of black people

Bo' Selecta star Leigh Francis apologises for 'offensive' portrayals of black people

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

'I guess we're all on a learning journey'
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Leigh Francis Apologises For Playing Black Celebrities On Bo' Selecta

Leigh Francis Apologises For Playing Black Celebrities On Bo' Selecta

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Comedian Leigh Francis has issued a tearful apology for portraying Black celebrities on sketch show Bo' Selecta. The comic played stars including king of pop Michael Jackson, singer Craig David and talkshow host Trisha Goddard on the show, which first aired in 2002. Francis - who plays the Keith Lemon character on TV - used latex facemasks for his caricatures of famous faces. Amid a renewed focus on the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd, Francis said he had “done a lot of talking and learning” and decided to apologise. In a tearful video posted to Instagram...
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