Mel B & Mel B to reflect on 2019 in Bo' Selecta Christmas special

For the first time in more than a decade, Leigh Francis’ most memorable Bo’ Selecta impersonation comes face-to-face with his intended parody - Spice Girl Mel B.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 12:32 pm
Mel B & Mel B.

Donning the classic leopard print dress, surrounded by party food and a fridge full of bevvies, the Mels will give their honest and brutal opinion on the TV moments that have made us laugh out loud and shed a tear over the past year.

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Mel B said: “I’m so excited to do this show because 2019 has been one hell of a year and I get to share all of it with ME - or rather Leigh as me. It’s going to be funny, fabulous, fantastic and completely crazy. Even I don’t know what to expect except it’s going to be hilarious. Fasten your seat belts for a review of the year like no other.”

Jon Petrie, comedy commissioning editor for Channel 4 said: “We are excited that Leigh Francis is bringing this infamous Bo' Selecta character back to life for a one off special.

"It’ll be a lovely Christmas treat watching Mel B dissect this year’s telly with her foul-mouthed alter ego. It’s certainly an interesting alternative to ‘The Snowman’…”

Comedian Leigh Francis hails from Old Farnley in west Leeds and worked for the YEP as a graphic designer before finding fame on the comedy scene as Transylvanian celebrity stalker Avid Merrion.