'Celebrity Juice' is ending after 14 years

Celebrity Juice hosts Laura Whitmore, Keith Lemon and Emily Atack
Celebrity Juice is being axed after 14 years. (ITV)

Celebrity Juice is being axed after 14 years on screen, ITV has announced.

The panel show has been hosted by Keith Lemon for 26 series since 2008 on ITV2, featuring some well known team leaders and guests.

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But it is due to come to an end later in 2022, bowing out with two special episodes celebrating the show's best and most hilarious moments over the years.

Lemon said: "I remember doing the first episode thinking wow that was fun! In the V/O in opening titles I said it was the best telly show on telly. Whatever you thought of it, it was definitely the best fun making it.

Keith Lemon on Celebrity Juice
Keith Lemon has hosted the show since it began in 2008. (ITV)

"An amazing team, and amazing guests, but all good things must come to an end. I’ll miss it, and everyone so much, but on to the next chapter and I look forward to going out in style on the specials! All t’ best and good luck with ya business!"

Celebrity Juice began in 2008 with Lemon joined by best friends Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton as the panel team leaders.

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The roster of famous team leaders since Willoughby and Cotton's departures has included Gino D’Acampo, Mel B, Paddy McGuinness and Kelly Brook, and in series 24 Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore became team captains.

Fearne Cotton, Keith Lemon and Holly Willoughby
The show's original line-up featured Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby. (ITV)

Guests on the Bafta and National Television Award winning show have included Ed Sheeran, Pamela Anderson, Denise Van Outen, Gemma Collins, Paloma Faith, Michelle Keegan and Danny Dyer.

Director of reality, acquisitions and controller of ITV2, ITVBe and CITV Paul Mortimer said: "Celebrity Juice and Keith have become firm favourites in the ITV2 schedule over the years, with Keith’s no holds barred humour and outrageous antics redefining the comedy panel show experience.

"It’s safe to say Celebrity Juice certainly won’t be forgotten in a hurry, and we’d like to thank all of the team at Talkback, and of course Keith and all of our team captains over the years for making Juice the infectious TV hit it’s become."

Lemon is set to continue his other ITV2 show, Shopping with Keith Lemon, for a third series later in the year.

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