'Celebrity Juice' host Keith Lemon says becoming a parent has made him less crude

Keith Lemon says he feels too old to be so rude. (Talkback/ITV)
Keith Lemon says he feels too old to be so rude. (Talkback/ITV)

Keith Lemon has confessed he no longer feels comfortable being rude as he has got older and become a parent.

The 48-year-old comedian — real name Leigh Francis — is famous for his crude sense of humour on shows that made his name such as Channel 4 comedy show Bo’ Selecta! and ITV panel show Celebrity Juice, and revealed he gets dirty looks on the school run.

Lemon told Good Morning Britain: "I don't like it now, if I'm honest. I did like it because I was young and edgy. But now I'm old and a bit tired. Especially now.

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"I'm a bit more pure now because I've got children. When I do the school run and parents look at you with filthy eyes, like 'You bad man!' it's sort of embarrassing."

The comic and host of Celebrity Juice has been married to wife Jill for 19 years and they have two daughters, Matilda and Dolly.

Keith Lemon refused to do something obscene while dressed as Santa Claud on 'Celebrity Juice'. (Talkback/ITV)
Keith Lemon refused to do something obscene while dressed as Santa Claud on 'Celebrity Juice'. (Talkback/ITV)

Lemon went on to reveal that he had refused to take part in a sketch for the latest Christmas special of the ITV panel show in which producers had asked him to dress as Father Christmas and do something obscene.

Lemon said: "I refused to do what they wanted me to do on the Christmas special. I can't even tell you.

"The producers wanted me to dress as Santa Claus and do something and I said, 'I can't do that as Santa Claus, it would ruin everybody's brains.' I said no!"

The TV presenter also admitted that he felt uncomfortable with the idea that children watch Celebrity Juice, which airs at 10pm but is available to stream at any time.

He said: "What I find weird is kids watch Celebrity Juice though. So I've got that in my mind now."

LONDON - January 23: Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuiness, take part in Red Nose Day 2009, in the studio on 23 January, 2009 in London. (Photo by Comic Relief/Getty Images)
Keith Lemon hinted he is making a film with Paddy McGuiness. (Getty Images)

Lemon added: "The naughtier it got, the more successful it became. I remember when I used an expletive and the audience just went nuts. Now it's less swear-y because people get offended."

He also hinted that another Keith Lemon film is in production with his friend Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness.

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Asked about the movie he said: "I can't say! There's always something in development and then you just wait around and it happens... With Patrick McGuinness... I don't know."

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