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Comedy Bo Selecta! 'may return'

By Genevieve Hassan
Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Bo Selecta!
Francis has made a special tribute show to Michael Jackson

Bo Selecta! creator Leigh Francis has hinted he may bring back the Channel 4 comedy series.

Francis told the BBC although there had been no plans to resurrect the show, he had become "excited" again while making a Michael Jackson tribute.

"We're now thinking how we could do another one differently," he said.

The comic has made a special one-off show in honour of Michael Jackson, who he imitated during Bo Selecta's run from 2002-2004.

Spirit guide

"I think everyone will still want characters like Mel B in it, but I think we would have to do something different for it to continue.

"That's why we stopped before, because we couldn't think of anything else.

"But since then, loads of new celebrities have been born - the Lady Gagas, Russell Brands, Amy Winehouses - there's loads of new people to do now," he said.

Francis has created a new Michael Jackson rubber mask for his tribute programme Cha'mone Mo'Fo'Selecta! and said although he would be "putting to bed" the old mask, he was also thinking of ways to continue with the new character.

"We were thinking he could maybe come back and guide somebody," he said.

"Maybe the spirit of Michael Jackson could guide a real person like Peter Andre - who is a Jackson fan - like in The Doors when he's got the Indian guide."

Cha'mone Mo'Fo'Selecta! - which Francis describes as "a funny and affectionate tribute" to the late pop star - is on E4 on Thursday night at 2200 BST.

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