Melanie Sykes says she was in tears after Keith Lemon allegedly made derogatory remarks about her on a taping of ITV’s Through The Keyhole.
The model and presenter, 50, claims that Keith, real name Leigh Francis, has repeatedly made abusive comments to her.
Speak with The sun, Mel said, “I sat there for a three hour record and he did all that stuff verbally with me to keep the live audience entertained – because it would never cut the show, because it was a family, Saturday night show, so he used me to entertain the audience. “
What did Melanie Sykes say about Keith Lemon?
She added, “It makes me cry now because I was so trapped in the headlights and didn’t expect it.”
She claimed she complained directly to ITV, but was surprised by her reaction.
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Despite being allowed to give her final word on the editing, a producer reportedly told her she was the first celebrity to complain about Keith.
The recording took place in 2018 and Melanie says it was a “terrible experience”.
This isn’t the first time Melanie has called the comedian.
Last year, she went to her online magazine, Frank, and said she had no idea why Keith Lemon is considered funny.
Here she wrote: “Unfortunately, most men are pretty easy and disappointing in all walks of life.
“I feel a bit sorry for British men who have adopted the limited vocabulary of television character Keith Lemon when they talk about and with women.
“I would be surprised, and it would actually be a miracle if one of these men actually got laid.”
How did Keith Lemon react to Melanie Sykes?
At the time, Keith claimed he personally contacted Melanie about the allegations.
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However, he then went on Instagram Live to brag about his career achievements.
That included declaring, “If someone is watching and you have limited vocabulary, you can still win two BAFTAs and two NTAs.
“I don’t want to brag about all the things I’ve won.”
The comedian has not yet responded to Melanie’s recent allegations.
* ED sought comment from Keith Lemon / Leigh Francis representative.
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