Harry Hill quits TV Burp

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 September 2011
Harry Hill

Harry Hill

Harry Hill has reportedly quit 'TV Burp', despite being offered a £1 million pay rise to continue with the programme

Harry Hill has quit 'TV Burp'.

The 46-year-old comic has reportedly turned down a £1 million pay rise to continue doing the show - a comic review of the previous week's TV highlights - because he hates the Saturday night programme so much.

A source said: "Harry kept telling people how much he hated doing it but they thought he was joking. He wasn't."

Despite the claims, ITV insisted they have a "great relationship" with the funnyman and another series of the show will be shown in 2012, 10 years after it began.

However, a spokesman at Avalon, who make the programme, told The Sun newspaper: "Harry has a lot of commitments in the next year but a final decision has not yet been reached."

Harry has previously said the show made him "suicidal" and he felt "mental" after finishing filming.

He said: "It is a drag. One year I did 21 shows - most series are only eight. At the end I was completely mental."

He has also admitted he "dreads" filming the programme because of the time it took to compile the clips.

He said: "I do dread makig the show. Watching TV is all-consuming."

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