Harry Hill planning Great British Bake Off musical

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 October 2016
Harry Hill

Harry Hill

Harry Hill is planning to team up with Paul Hollywood to write a 'Great British Bake Off' musical

Harry Hill is planning to write a 'Great British Bake Off' musical.

The 52-year-old star is hoping to join forces with Paul Hollywood - who is a judge on the baking show - for the project after working with him on his upcoming spoof cookery programme 'Harry Hill's Tea Time'.

He said: "I am hoping to do another musical. A 'Bake Off' musical is an idea.

"Now Paul and I are pals, maybe he could help. I've proved my cooking skill on 'Tea-Time' and I can channel it in to a musical."

Harry is confident a musical about the baking show would prove to be a success because the TV series attracts an audience who he believes are likely to buy tickets for the stage show.

He added: "The people who watch '...Bake Off' are slightly older and they're the ones who buy tickets for musicals."

Harry previously worked alongside Simon Cowell on 'The X Factor' musical 'I Can't Sing' but it was axed after just two months.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he explained: "The problem we had was that with 'X Factor', younger people don't want to spend £80 on a musical when they could spend £80 and get off their faces."

However, fans of 'Harry Hill's TV Burp' will be disappointed to discover he isn't planning on reviving the series anytime soon.

Paul has been a judge on 'Bake Off' since it began in 2010 and will remain on the show next year when the programme moves to Channel 4 after they outbid the BBC for the rights.

But his fellow judge Mary Berry and co-presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have quit the programme.

Channel 4 signed a three-year deal with Love Productions, which makes 'Bake Off', worth a reported £75 million, but didn't have any judges or presenters tied down to deals in their package.

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