Keith Lemon to host ‘Back To The Future’ tribute special for ITV2

Lemon will meet with original cast and crew members including co-writer/producer Bob Gale

Keith Lemon is to host an ITV2 tribute special this autumn celebrating 30 years since the release of the original Back To The Future film.

The 90-minute special will air close to the futuristic date Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly travels to in the second film in the much-loved sci-fi series: October 21, 2015.

Lemon – the alter ego of comedian Leigh Francis – will travel to the US to visit locations from Back To The Future and meet members of the original cast and crew, including producer and co-writer Bob Gale. Lemon will also recreate classic Back To The Future scenes with the help of special guests including Gino D’Acampo and Paddy McGuiness.

Meanwhile, McBusted will be on hand to perform ‘Johnny B Goode’, the ’50s rock ‘n’ roll classic which Fox famously lip-synced to in the original film. Released in 1985, Back To The Future starred Fox as a high school student
who is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955 in a time machine built from a DeLorean car by eccentric scientist Emmett “Doc” Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd. A pair of sequels followed in 1989 and 1990.

Lemon said in a press release: “Never did I fink 30 years ago I’d be on telly doing a “docu-com” about 30 years of Back t’future. It’s well documented that I’m a massive BTTF fan but I’m not well documented for mecking documentaries. I’m very excited. I feel like a geeky 40 year old virgin, accept I’m not 40 and I’ve had loads of sex. Let’s get that flux capacitor fluxing!”