Harry Hill: X Factor musical isn't flattering

Harry Hill is pleased with the progress his 'X Factor' musical is making and admits he was wary about pitching the "not flattering" story to Simon Cowell

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Harry Hill's 'X Factor' musical is "not flattering" to Simon Cowell.

The comic is working on a stage production based on the TV talent show and admits he was wary of pitching the story to the music mogul because it pokes fun at his famous high-waisted trousers.

Harry said: "I had to go and pitch it to Simon Cowell which was interesting because its not entirely flattering - we discover for instance, why he wears his belt so high up!

"Did you know the real reason? When he was a child, he was a victim of bullies who used give him a wedgey the whole time, so he found the only way to avoid the wedgey was to have the [high trousers]..."

Harry is delighted with the progress he has made with the production, and hopes it will open in spring 2014.

Speaking on ITV1's 'This Morning', he said: "I think it's going to open in spring 2014, we're hoping. It's all about getting in a theatre and getting the whole show in shape. But we've been doing a lot of work on it - we've got a script and we did some workshops just last week funnily enough with all these great, really funny songs..."

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