Keith Chegwin



Anything Goes

The Big Breakfast

Born Lucky (theme music)

Celebrity Big Brother (participant)

Cheggers Plays Pop

Dancing on Ice (participant)

The Heat is On

I'm Famous and Frightened! (participant, then host)

It's a Knockout

Keynotes (music)

Naked Jungle

Roll with It

Sale of the Century

Sell Me the Answer (non-broadcast pilot)

Showbiz Darts (participant)

Sky Star Search


Former child actor, originally from Bootle in Merseyside, whose infectious enthusiasm has made him perfect for the 'vox pop hunter' on a huge number of shows over the years, from Noel Edmonds' Multi-coloured Swap Shop to The Big Breakfast. He appeared in the altogether, to much amusement or bemusement (your choice), on the naturist one-off Naked Jungle.

A lengthy battle with alcohol is reflected in the title of his autobiography - Shaken but not Stirred.

He died on December 11th 2017 aged 60 following a long illness.


In 1971, aged 14, he played Fleance in Roman Polanski's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

He also made a cameo appearance in the first-ever episode of the classic BBC comedy series, "Open All Hours".

He married his "Swap Shop" co-star Maggie Philbin in 1982, but they divorced some years later.

He is the brother of The Great British Quiz hostess and one-time 3-2-1 contestant, DJ Janice Long.

He was offered the job of hosting Supermarket Sweep but turned it down.

In 2001, he webcast a rolling show from his house at the (now defunct)

Web links

Internet Movie Database entry

Wikipedia entry

See also

Weaver's Week obituary


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