Leigh Francis Says Craig David From The Bo Selecta Series “Needs To Move On”.

Leigh Francis has said Craig David needs to “move on” from them Bo Selecta the line.

The TV personality, who uses the comedy name Keith Lemon, has been criticized in the past for the stunt in which he wore a rubber mask with exaggerated facial features meant to resemble the ‘7 Days’ singer.

Francis has impersonated a number of different celebrities Bo Selectawhich ran on Channel 4 from 2002 to 2009.

David was one of those celebrities and recently spoke openly about how the show affected him, calling it “bullying” and “racist.”

“He highlighted traits that he felt would trigger us personally,” David said The timesand said, “Every sketch felt personal.”

“It felt like a vendetta and as it gained a following it became something that influenced me. People yelled at me on the street and I felt the same way I felt when I was being bullied at school. Leigh Francis normalized bullying by making it comedy,” he added.

Now Francis has said he believes David no longer needs to talk about the show if he wants it to “go away.”

“Most people are into Bo’ Selecta! satisfied. Except for someone we know who wasn’t,” Lemon said The sun on Tuesday (November 22nd).

“The only way it’s ever going to go away from him, if he feels like people are talking about it, is to stop talking about it,” he said.

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Francis also said that he wished David wasn’t more upset about the show.

“It’s been ages, wasn’t it? It’s 20 years ago. I wish he wasn’t upset.”

In 2020, Francis apologized to David for wearing the masks Bo Selecta: “In 2002 I did a show called Bo’Selecta and portrayed many black people. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, people didn’t say anything,” he said.

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“I spoke to some people and I didn’t realize how offensive it was at the time and I just want to apologize. I just want to apologize for any uproar I’ve caused, whether I was Michael Jackson, Craig David, Trisha Goddard, all people I’m a huge fan of. I think we are all on a learning journey.”

However, in October, David said he believed Francis’ apology was “very randomly timed” and claimed the comedian did not reach out to him personally.

“We can all apologize if we’re on the backfoot. Did he reach out to the people he did on his show? He hasn’t contacted me,” he said.

The Independent has reached out to representatives from Keith Lemon for comment. Craig David’s representatives declined to comment.

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