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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.

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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!”

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