Rufus Hound wasn't funny enough for Celebrity Juice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 June 2012
Rufus Hound

Rufus Hound

Rufus Hound quit 'Celebrity Juice' because he thought his fellow panellists Leigh Francis, Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby were funnier than him

Rufus Hound thought he wasn't funny enough to remain on 'Celebrity Juice'.

The comedian - who starred in the Bafta-winning show since 2009 - quit the ITV2 programme as he felt the other panellists, who include Leigh Francis, Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby, were funnier than him and he "lost his way".

He told The Sun newspaper: "Funny is funny. And if the act makes you laugh, they've earned the money.

"But I lost my way and needed to do something I could find more joy in."

The funnyman disappeared from screens in April amidst rumours of a spate with the show's star Leigh, better known as his alter-ego Keith Lemon, but he claims he's never been in an argument with him.

The 33-year-old presenter said: "I've never had a cross word with Leigh.

"But if you can't play as part of a team, you shouldn't be there. I think how hard people laugh at Terry Alderton, Michael McIntyre and Milton Jones and I'm aware of how far I am from that."

Rufus has now turned his attention to new ventures, stating that he needed to move "onwards and upwards" from the programme.

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