When Fearne Cotton leaves Celebrity Juice on maternity leave, Keith Lemon has said that he wants former X Factor judges Cheryl Cole or Dannii Minogue to replace the BBC Radio 1 DJ as team captain.
Fearne, who announced she was expecting a baby with rocker boyfriend Jesse Wood in August, will soon be leaving the show to prepare for her forthcoming arrival, and Keith, a.k.a. Leigh Francis only wants the best to replace her.
He said, “Fearne’s having a break from the next series, about a year I think, and there are a few names touting around to replace her.”
“Cheryl Cole would be great but I don’t think that will happen. And Dannii Minogue would be good.”
Whoever the new team captain is will need to have a strong sense of self-confidence to replace Fearne, as Keith regularly makes sarcastic comments about his captains’ appearances, mocking Fearne Cotton’s nostrils and renaming Holly Willoughby “Holly Willough-booby.”
However, despite acknowledging Chezza or Dannii might be a far stretch, Keith has line up some back-up options, saying,
“Nicole Scherzinger would be great, too, but I don’t want to jinx it. I know Kimberley Walsh though – and Davina McCall. We’ll have to see.
“But I would like Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow on the show.”