Harry Hill for X Factor: The Musical

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 October 2011
Harry Hill

Harry Hill

Harry Hill has confirmed his involvement in 'X Factor: The Musical', explaining his is writing gags for the upcoming theatre show

Harry Hill has confirmed his involvement in 'X Factor: The Musical'.

The 'TV Burp' host - who reportedly turned down a £1 million pay rise to front another series of the ITV1 programme next year - is seeing if there is "any mileage" in the idea, and is currently in the process of writing gags for the theatre show.

Asked whether he was working on 'X Factor: The Musical', Harry replied: "We're seeing if there's any mileage in it and edging in that direction. Hopefully, yes.

"I'd pen the story and the gags, taking the p**s out of 'The X Factor', but at the same time celebrating it."

The 46-year-old comic admitted while he was initially nervous about Simon Cowell quitting the talent show to launch it Stateside, he thinks the new panel - made up of previous judge Louis Walsh and new additions Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland - works perfectly.

Harry added in an interview with Radio Times magazine: "I was pleasantly surprised with the new 'X Factor' judges. We all thought, 'Oh God, what's it going to be like without Simon?' But I don't think we miss him like we missed him from 'Britain's Got Talent'.

"Gary's not as caustic but he's got a few nice put-downs; Tulisa is the heart and soul of the panel; and Kelly is the international flavour - it's always very glamorous to have someone with an American accent. Unless it's John Barrowman."

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