|Date of Birth||17 January 1957|
|Place of Birth||Bootle, Liverpool|
Keith "Cheggers" Chegwin (born 17 January 1957) is an English television presenter, former child actor and singer.
Chegwin is best known for presenting the shows, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore. He released a pop single called "I Wanna Be a Star" with his Swap Shop co-presenters Noel Edmunds and Maggie Philbin in 1981. He also appeared in the controversial game show Naked Jungle in which all of the contestants and presenters had to be naked.
Chegwin played himself in the first episode of the second series of Extras written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. After Paul Shane backed out of When The Whistle Blows because it was "too broad," he was replaced with Chegwin. His character made bigoted remarks about black people and homosexuals and was inept at acting. The role was originally offered to ventriloquist, Keith Harris, but he declined because he felt the script was racist. In an article from the Liverpool Echo, Chegwin commented on the controversy by saying, "The people who didn't get it probably think Johnny Depp really is a pirate."
- Kimberley: Why are you late?
Keith Chegwin: Because my sister buried me today.
Andy: Oh for fuck’s sake! Why would your sister bury you?! That would be mental.
Keith Chegwin: Well, sorry I got so confused. The thing is my sister’s not dead.
- Chegwin: 14 years at the BBC. Swap Shop. Cheggers Plays Pop. Still run by Jews and Queers, is it?
Andy: Jews and Quee-?! I think there are a few Jewish people, and some gay people yeah.
Chegwin: (sarcastically) "Gay!" I forgot, not allowed to say queer nowadays, are you? Suggests something abnormal. What could be more normal than shoving your cock up a bloke's arse? Let's face it; If God had wanted a cock up an arse, he wouldn't have given us minges. Men have knobs. Women have fannies. Pop knob in fanny. Not up the arse.
Andy: Should really be taking notes.
Andy: Nothing. It's all good advice.
|Series 1:||Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6|
|Series 2:||Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12|
|Specials:||Extras Christmas Special|
|Main Characters:||Andy Millman | Maggie Jacobs | Darren Lamb | Shaun Williamson|
|Guest Stars:||Ben Stiller | Kate Winslet | Samuel L Jackson | Patrick Stewart | others...|