Leigh Francis (born 30 May 1973) is an English entertainer, best known for creating Channel 4's Bo' Selecta! and portraying Keith Lemon in several ITV shows. Francis was born on 30 May 1973 and brought up on a council estate in Old Farnley, Leeds. His father died aged 47 of cancer, and his mother and sister live in Spain. His grandparents were from the Burgenland area of Austria. Francis attended Farnley Park High School (which later changed its name to Farnley Park Maths and Computing College and is now The Farnley Academy), formerly Harrington High School in Leeds. He later studied at the Leeds College of Art and received a qualification in graphic design.
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