And his ticket to the cobbles? Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in the ITV1 soap.
“I’m always telling Samia Ghadie [I want a cameo]”, he said. “Because she seems to be my gateway into Coronation Street and she always introduces me to the producers and writers at showbiz events.
“She says, ‘I’m going to get you in’ but all I want to do is be in the hairdressers and go, ‘You’ve cut it too short, I’m never coming here again’. That’s all I want to do.”
Keith recently presented Michelle Keegan – Corrie’s mouthy Tina McIntyre – with the British Soap Award for Sexiest Female, who managed to get her mitts on the award for the third year running. He has since spoken of his affection for The Streetâs stars: âI know more people in Corrie than I know in any other soaps – I’m like, ‘Hey how’s it going Michelle Keeganââ?.
Accepting the gong from the Celebrity Juice host, Michelle said: “I just want to say thank you to everyone who voted, it’s honestly very flattering, and thank you to Corrie for all the amazing opportunities I’ve had over the last four-and-a-half years.”
Whether or not he makes it to the cobbles, Keith is set to make a big-screen debut later this year when the imaginatively titled Keith Lemon: The Film descends on the nation.
Speaking of the upcoming flick he said: âWe had a test audience watching it in April, I’m very happy with it, it’s a lovely film,” he said.
“It’s rude, it’s silly, it’s daft and it’s warm. It’s me, I have aspirations to follow the success of Richard Branson and I become an overnight billionaire and that’s the moral of the story… and there are some intimate scenes with Kelly Brook.”