Keith Lemon becomes unwell with ‘hot and cold sweats, aches and a cough’ at Celebrity Juice taping as audience are sent home and filming is cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic
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Keith Lemon became unwell at the latest taping of Celebrity Juice on Monday evening causing the show to be cancelled and the audience dismissed.
The host of the show, 46, admitted he wasn’t feeling right in the midst of coronavirus fears, and those in attendance to watch the show were sent home from Elstree Studios in Borehamwood.
It was decided by the producers that the live studio audience should leave following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech about the country’s latest plans regarding COVID-19.
Cancelled: Keith Lemon became unwell at the latest taping of Celebrity Juice on Monday evening causing the show to be cancelled and the audience dismissed
Keith feeling unwell cemented the decision – a doctor had already been on standby to test his temperature.
Keith told fans on Instagram: ‘Crazy times. Sorry to our loyal @celebjuiceofficial audience tonight.
‘If you came to Juice tonight it got cancelled cause of what’s going on. We’ve just filmed a comp show just doing links to the best bits of Juice. It was weird without an audience, no audience.’
Guests including Paddy Mcguinness, Joel Dommett and Roman Kemp made a quick appearance to apologise to the audience and Paddy later wrote: ‘Well that escalated quickly. We were all set to record @celebjuiceofficial audience in and then we hear Boris Johnson’s speech and that was that!
Sent home: It was decided by the producers that the live studio audience should leave following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech about the country’s latest plans regarding COVID-19
‘Audience out, show cancelled… for now!!!! Still I got to spend a bit of time with my boy @keithlemon!
‘Stay safe, keep an eye out for the elderly and wash them hands!!!’
Ahead of the show host Keith had caused concern after admitting he’d been feeling unwell since last Thursday.
He said: ‘I haven’t been very well since Thursday. I went to a friends birthday party and I ended up leaving and I puked up.
‘I think I got food poisoning, not from the birthday party but from where I’d eaten prior to that. I won’t say where.’
Pandemic: The host of the show, 46, admitted he wasn’t feeling right in the midst of coronavirus fears, and those in attendance to watch the show were sent home from Elstree Studios in Borehamwood
The presenter went on to say that he had no choice but to appear on the show explaining: ‘I had a really chilled weekend cause I’m not feeling too good but there’s no one to fill in for me for Celebrity Juice so they have a medic outside who took my temperature and stuff and apparently I’m alright.
‘I’ve got no symptoms of coronavirus. I’m just feeling how you imagine you feel when you go to a gym. I’ve only ever filmed at a gym.’
Despite getting the greenight from medics a flustered looking Keith admitted he was having hot and cold sweats, aching limbs and a small cough.
He added: ‘If you are coming to juice I know it’s going to be a smaller audience this week cause they are cutting down due to coronavirus, I probably won’t give you a high five in case I give you what I’ve got.
No show: Guests including Paddy Mcguinness, Joel Dommett and Roman Kemp [pictured] made a quick appearance to apologise to the audience
‘Its not man flu. I’m just a bit dizzy and as I say achey and got a little cough but not worth talking about. I’m just really tired.
‘I let the dog out and I felt like a ninety year old man. I keep feeling right cold. I keep getting hot and cold. In bed I’m super hot and then I’m shaking freezing. I’ve got fatigue.
‘I’ve got my hat and scarf on because I feel freezing, it should be a big scarf but then I start sweating.’
The episode that was cancelled was meant to be shown on Keith’s birthday at the end of the month.
Disappointed: Joel was noticeably disappointed by the cancellation
It’s unclear what will happen going forward when it comes to the current series of the show – with TV productions shutting down all over the country.
Loose Women and The Jeremy Vine Show cancelled their studio audience attendance at their tapings on Monday.
And the likes of Line Of Duty and Peaky Blinders have ceased shooting their latest seasons for now.
Major film productions have also been halted from the likes of Fantastic Beasts 3, The Matrix reboot and Jurassic World: Dominion.
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