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Bo' Selecta! 

Comedy involving celebrity stalker Avid Merrion, and a whole host of "celebrities".
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Keith Lemon (Leigh Francis) is preparing to take his invention, the securipole, which he has been attempting to lift off the ground for twenty years, to a business convention in London. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Angunawela
Stars: Leigh Francis, Kelly Brook, Laura Aikman
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Leigh Francis ...  Various Characters / ... 26 episodes, 2002-2004
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Comedy involving celebrity stalker Avid Merrion, and a whole host of "celebrities".

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bo' Selecta! Vol. 3 See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both the Michael Jackson sketches and the Mel B sketches of Series 3 were filmed in four days, two for each character, although not on consecutive days. See more »

Goofs

In the Michael Jackass episode where Michael Jackson is "Moonwalking", the camera crew is reflected in some shop windows as the pass. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Osbourne: [on Christina Aguilera] She's one of the most disgusting people in the world! Sure, she had an amazing voice, but that doesn't change the fact she's a total
[bleep]
Kelly Osbourne: ! I mean she looks like a
[bleeping]
Kelly Osbourne: drag queen! Right dad?
Ozzy Osbourne: You're all
[bleeping]
Ozzy Osbourne: mad!
Kelly Osbourne: Not me, I'm just slightly overweight.
Ozzy Osbourne: [mutters] Fat bitch.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD includes several deleted scenes, including:
  • A spoof of Tourette's Syndrome documentary "The Boy Can't Help It" featuring "Gareth Gates".
  • Additional "David Blaine" tricks.
  • A "Michael Jackass" sketch featuring Jade Goody.
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Connections

Referenced in Shameless: Episode #4.8 (2007) See more »

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I'm Not Sure If Avid's Still Got It
14 August 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

It wasn't until last Summer that I found out BO SELECTA actually existed . I was completely unaware of the first series and only saw the second one which caused me to split my sides

BO SELECTA isn't a show that can be described as original , it's like ALI G meets SPITTING IMAGE while overdosing on LSD and Spanish fly . Avid Merrion ( Leigh Francis ) is a " stalker " who pursues unsuspecting celebs most of whom are young blond and female . It might not be sophisticated but it is very funny to see the girls from Liberty X telling Avid to " F*** off " . There's also surreal sketches with Francis done up like Mel B , David Beckham and best of all Michael Jackson who isn't the strange creature who lives at Neverland ranch but is a funky homeboy - Rick James meets Samuel L Jackson . It's difficult to describe how funny it appears on screen . I could describe the time Michael went to New York with Blanket Baby - " I call that motherf***er Blanket Baby because I put a blanket over the motherf***er's face . That's right HEE HEE " - and asked if anyone saw a " Lionay " - " Where the motherf***in' lionay at ? You seen the lionay bro ? " , but I'd be unable to do it justice . I'll just say watch it and weep with laughter

Unfortunately Francis has become a victim of his own success and series three reflects this . The format has been changed to a talk show akin to THE MUPPET SHOW where guests like Sean Pertwee , Abi Titmuss , Johnathan Ross etc are in on the joke and most of the series fails because of this . Series two worked so well because guests thought they either talking to a genuine weirdo or they were appearing on a children's show with a puppet bear. Anyone remember Jennifer Ellison's face when the bear's " tail " popped out ?

There are still some good points to the third series like having Michael Jackson appearing in the comedy series PORRIDGE with Ronny Barker " Ronny just said remember the time on Going Live when Five Star were on ? That little motherf***er phoned up at said ' I wanna know why Five Star are so f***in' s**t ? ' That's right "

Mel B might think she's still got it , but I'm unsure if Leigh Francis has


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