KEITH Lemon star Leigh Francis made more than £1.6 million last year sending his fortune to £3.6 million, new figures show.
The star’s Pretty Good Productions company channels his TV earnings and profits for the year after tax and costs was almost £1 million up by £50,000 on the previous year.
The Celebrity Juice presenter , 47, has almost £2.3 million of assets in cash at the bank and also has investments worth £700,000 in the company, accounts just published reveal.
In another company Bang Tidy Productions Keith, saw its value rise by £130,000 to £614,000.
His wife Jill is a director of both of the companies with Leigh, but he owns all the shares in Banf g Tidy and 80% control of Pretty Good.
As well as being a major TV personality, presenting shows like Thought the Keyhole Leigh has written best selling books based on the life of Keith Lemon – his alter ego.
The Leeds-born star is best known for sketch show Bo Selecta! and returns as the controversial host of Celebrity Juice.
He married his wife Jill Carter, a beauty therapist, in 2002 at Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire.
The couple have one daughter, Matilda and live together in North London.
He was discovered by television presenter Davina McCall, who spotted him when he was doing stand-up comedy.
Davina helped Leigh get his first television role on Dom and Kirk's Nite O' Plenty, where he played Bobby Stark, a man who gives tips on how to win over the ladies.
The series aired on Paramount Television from January to July 1996.
Leigh’s second television role was playing showbiz photographer Barry Gibson who featured on the early series of Channel 4's Popworld.
Leigh also featured Barry, along with Keith Lemon and Avid Merrion in the series Whatever I Want, which aired late night on ITV in 2000.
Off the back of creating television characters Bobby Stark and Barry Gibson, Channel 4 handed Leigh £250,000 to produce a series, later called Bo Selecta! in 2002.
The series saw Leigh impersonate a number of celebrities with rubber face masks, along with the main, non-celebrity character, Avid Merrion.
The programme lasted for five series, airing between 2002 and 2006.
Season 4 was called A Bear's Tail, and was based on another of his characters, The Bear.
Season 5 returned to Avid Merrion and was called Bo! in the USA.
Following the axing of Bo' Selecta!, Leigh took one of the series characters, Keith Lemon, and created a brand new show, Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour, which aired on ITV2 in April 2008.
The show was a success, and subsequently, Leigh created another show featuring Keith, Celebrity Juice, which is massively successful and now in its 17th series.
Since Celebrity Juice started, he only portrays Keith, and has had numerous shows including Keith Lemon's LemonAid, Through the Keyhole, The Keith Lemon Sketch Show and Keith Lemon: Coming In America.
He even did a movie called Keith Lemon: The Film.
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