Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Keith and Paddy Are Now Movie Icons

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Keith and Paddy Are Now Movie Icons

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COMEDY stars Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon are about to recreate some classic movie scenes for a brand new TV series with a host of famous faces - and the preview pictures look hilarious.

The comedy pals are launching The Keith And Paddy Picture Show on ITV next weekend with their own, unique, remake of hit 80s chickflick Dirty Dancing.

And we can expect plenty of celebrity cameos along the way from the likes of Robbie Williams, Michelle Keegan, Anna Friel and Philip Schofield as they also turn their attention to movie classics like Star Wars, Rocky, Jaws and Ghostbusters in weeks to come.

It has all the ingredients for essential Saturday night viewing, so here we take a look at what (and who) to expect in each week's film parody.

Dirty Dancing Keith and Paddy have got form for playing "Baby" Houseman and her dance instructor Johnny Castle after a memorable performance of the Dirty Dancing routine on Comic Relief 's Let's Dance.

Now they will reprise those roles with Keith pulling on a pink dress and wig as Baby while Paddy will be quiffed up to once again become Johnny.

Joining them in the first episode of the new series will be Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt as Penny Johnson, Jessica Hynes as Marjorie Houseman, actor Larry Lamb as Dr Houseman and Torchwood star John Barrowman as himself.

Kimberly Wyatt says: "I'm thrilled to be part of this exciting, brand new show with the hilarious Keith and Paddy.

"Dirty Dancing is one of my alltime favourite films so I'm excited to get on the dance floor and teach Baby a thing or two!" The pair will be taking on the infamous lift, as well as carrying a watermelon or two.

Keith shared their moves on an Instagram post, "Starting with Dirty Dancing. KiethAndPaddy you'll have t' time of ya life!" Rocky Rochdale's finest, Anna Friel, will star in this update of Sylvester Stallone boxing classic Rocky.

She will take on the iconic role of Rocky's sweetheart Adrian, while JLS popstar Marvin Humes will take on the gloves of Apollo Creed. …

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