EXCLUSIVE: Keith Lemon reveals who his FAVOURITE Celebrity Juice guest has been 10 years on

Can you BELIEVE it's a decade old?!

Keith Lemon

by Emma Dodds |
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For many of us, Celebrity Juice is one of the staples of our TV schedule. Even rewatching old episodes brings joy we never knew we could feel. We just love telly, ok?!

But - prepare to feel old - the naughtiest show on television has just celebrated a pretty major birthday... Celebrity Juice is now 10 YEARS OLD. Yes, we are now in 2018. And Juice began in 2008. SERIOUSLY. Even Keith Lemon himself told us he thought it was "crazy."

We know it's hard to take in, but here to soothe all worries are the dulcet tones of Keith Lemon, who spoke to our very own Emily Segal about all things juice - even revealing who his favourite ever contestant has been over the last 10 years. Sort of.

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©Fearne Cotton, Keith Lemon and Holly Willoughby in 2008 when Celebrity Juice started © Shutterstock

Keith - real name Leigh Francis - inevitably said, "I can't say one person, but it's always someone I know in real life that I might have a drink with in real life. So friends - Holly used to say this - it is like having a night out.

"You forget the cameras are there and you're just having a laugh. I always think a great Celebrity Juice for me is when I've got a headache at the end of it from laughing."

On whether it's scripted at all, Keith said, "We have a run-through in the day with me and the crew - the girls and guests aren't there - and I say whatever I can remember from the run-through. We don't have an autocue either. Luckily, we get good guests that are up for a chat and to play the games."

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©Keith Lemon at the heat Radio studios © heat Radio

Speaking of their games, Keith revealed how they're conjured up - because, let's face it, who thinks of these things?!

"It's the team, we have a great team that come up with these games," he laughed. "We have a games-testing day where I go in and play games with the team. We try and work out if they work or if they're too rude."

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But Keith also admitted that the show is WAY more "outrageous" than he ever expected. "There's swearing and rudeness on Juice because most people are drunk - including me. I have about three bottles of Budweiser before a show!"

They also played heat Radio's brand new show - the Brag Off. In Emily's own words, the Brag Off is, "It's made-up lines, I'll start with a brag and then you need to brag harder than that and we just keep going."

WATCH: Keith Lemon DOMINATES the Brag Off with heat Radio's Emily Segal

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