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Leigh Francis in tears as he apologises for portraying black people on Bo' Selecta [Video]

Leigh Francis in tears as he apologises for portraying black people on Bo' Selecta

Comedian Leigh Francis has recorded a video apologising for dressing up as black celebrities on his 2002 show 'Bo' Selecta', admitting he "didn't realise how offensive it was".

Credit: Bang Media     Duration: 00:35Published
Future of Celebrity Juice in doubt after Holly Willoughby's departure [Video]

Future of Celebrity Juice in doubt after Holly Willoughby's departure

Keith Lemon says the future of 'Celebrity Juice' is uncertain after Holly Willoughby's departure and admitted he has been having lots of meetings to figure it all out.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:00Published

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Francis recently expressed regret over his portrayal of Goddard on Bo' Selecta
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Trisha Goddard 'hated' Bo' Selecta portrayal

The TV presenter said Leigh Francis's depiction was so "over the top" she "felt sick" when they met.
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Trisha Goddard breaks silence on Leigh Francis' grovelling Bo Selecta apology

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Talk show host Trisha has revealed the effect Leigh Francis' imitations had on her during the 2000s
Tamworth Herald - Published

TV host Trisha Goddard ‘felt sick’ when meeting Bo’ Selecta’s Leigh Francis

TV presenter Trisha Goddard has revealed she “felt sick” when meeting comedian Leigh Francis following his portrayal of her on sketch show Bo’ Selecta.
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Trisha Goddard says Leigh Francis 'emboldened casual racism' with blackface impressions on Bo' Selecta

Francis regularly portrayed Goddard on the Channel 4 series while wearing a large prosthetic nose and lips
Independent - Published

Yes, Leigh Francis Absolutely Should Apologise For His Racist Portrayal Of Craig David

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Keith Lemon actor sorry for playing 'offensive' black characters

Leigh Francis say he is on a "learning journey" and apologised for black characters in Bo' Selecta.
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John Barnes row as star urges Leigh Francis to keep impersonating black celebs

john barnes row as star urges leigh francis to keep impersonating black celebs
Francis, known for his role on the early-2000s sketch show, portrayed the likes of Craig David and Michael Jackson on the series, which began in 2002
Tamworth Herald - Published

Coic Leigh Francis in tearful apology for Bo' Selecta characters

coic leigh francis in tearful apology for bo' selecta characters
Leigh Francis played stars including Michael Jackson, singer Craig David and talkshow host Trisha Goddard on the show
Hull Daily Mail - Published Also reported by •Wales Online

Bo' Selecta star Leigh Francis apologises for 'offensive' portrayals of black people

'I guess we're all on a learning journey'
Independent - Published

Leigh Francis breaks down in tears as he apologises over playing black celebs

leigh francis breaks down in tears as he apologises over playing black celebs
The comedian was a star of the sketch show in the early-2000s, using latex facemasks for his caricatures of famous faces
Tamworth Herald - Published

Comedian Leigh Francis apologises for playing black celebrities on Bo’ Selecta

Comedian Leigh Francis has issued a tearful apology for portraying black celebrities on sketch show Bo’ Selecta.
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