Web Burp: 50 Comics, I Can’t Sing, Diversity, Sticky Mike’s and Instagram

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Here are the latest bits of Harry Hill news for your Sunday reading:

  • Matt Crockett is currently showing his 50 Comics portraits, which include Harry, at The Boards Cocktail Bar at the Edinburgh Playhouse until 15th November. A book will also be released on a limited edition basis. For more, visit MattCrockett.com.
  • Simon Bailey from I Can’t Sing has discussed the musical with BroadwayWorld.com.
  • Harry is amongst the stars that have signed an open letter to the media on diversity in actors and writers, which has been published by The Guardian.
  • Harry will be at Sticky Mike’s in Brighton to join Brian Gittins’ Gittins To Know You:

And finally, over on Instagram:

Harry visited St Leonard’s Church, Hythe and its crypt:

A feathered friend joined Harry on the train:

And Jimmy Carr popped up at the airport:

Apply To Be On Harry Hill’s Stars In Their Eyes

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Stars In Their Eyes

You can now apply to star in Harry Hill’s new series of Stars In Their Eyes.

If you are a soundalike of your favourite singing star, be it Sir Tom Jones, Lady Gaga, Barry Manilow, Adele or indeed any big name, you can put your name in the frame to feature in the new series, due to air in 2015, and say the famous words, “Tonight, Harry, I’m going to be…”.

Whilst there will be a new look, arena, sliding doors and new twists on the show, the show will still be all about singing like the stars, with aid of a bit of costume and make up. You will need to be 18 or over and a resident of the United Kingdom.

On the new show, Harry has said:

Without a doubt, appearing on Stars in their Eyes  as Morrissey all those years ago (although beaten, unfairly in my view, by Kirsty Young’s Peggy Lee) was one of the highlights of my light entertainment career.

So imagine the smile bought to my lips when I was asked by ITV at a secret breakfast meeting in a top London hotel to take the reigns of this Rolls-Royce of pop-impression talent shows and walk in the footsteps of showbiz giants Crowther, Kelly and Deeley! And on ITV too! Dust off the wigs and sequins – I’m coming home!

You have only got until 30th September to apply, so don’t miss out and apply today!

To apply, visit starsintheireyes.com or write to:

Stars In Their Eyes, Endemol UK, Shepherds Building Central, Charecroft Way, London, W14 0EE

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Harry Hill Confirmed As Host For Stars In Their Eyes

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Harry Hill in Putney with The Caterers in 2006.
Harry Hill in Putney with The Caterers in 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harry Hill will be welcoming singing stars out of the fog as he takes over Stars In Their Eyes.

Having been rumoured recently, ITV’s Elaine Bedell have now confirmed in an interview with Broadcast that the broadcaster has ordered 6 hour long episodes from Initial. Mirella Breda from Initial has said of Harry’s hosting that he will offer “a unique spin on the series, which promises to appeal to audiences both old and new.”

Elaine has said that they are working on other projects with Harry and on Stars, said:

Stars In Their Eyes gives Harry room to do his comedy – you can imagine what he’s going to make of it, the chance to dress up.

For more, visit Broadcast.

Harry Hill Comes To BBC1

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Harry Hill will be joining BBC1 for an as yet unknown show.

In an interview with The Guardian, BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore has revealed that Harry will join the channel for a scripted comedy. On Harry, Charlotte describes him as “one of the great comic talents of British television” and added on Harry and his movie:

Everyone knows it’s a big challenge to find the next big hit. There’s no science to it. You have to go with your gut.

For more, visit Guardian.co.uk.

Web Burp: Dave Thompson, Alex Horne + Harry’s Instagram pics

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Here are the latest Harry Hill news:

  • A frequent face on TV Burp, Harry’s live shows, The Harry Hill Movie and a writer for TV Burp, Dave Thompson, was on BBC Radio Bristol this week and talked about his comedy, Edinburgh Fringe, working with Harry and of course, being Tinky Winky in the Teletubbies!
  • Alex Horne has talked to The Guardian and discuss how Harry is his “favourite person in the world.”
  • Here are Harry’s latest Instagram pics:

A new painting from Harry.

Harry has visited Herne Bay Pier.

London Calling Again For Harry Hill’s Art

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Harry Hill – London Calling – Courtesy of Idea Generation

Harry Hill’s art will again be on display as part of London Calling.

Originally shown in 2010 at Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch, the fundraising show returns this summer. Contributors, including Tracey Emin, Humphrey Ocean, Malcolm Garrett and Liam Spencer, are exhibiting their own new interpretations of the seminal 1979 The Clash London Calling album cover, which Ray designed.

The exhibition features pieces from the original exhibition and also the second Tokyo exhibition, some of which haven’t been on display in the UK before.

A number of pieces will be sold afterwards in aid of INSPIRE, a Lancashire based integrated substance misuse service offering rapid and open access to assessment and treatment for people experiencing a range of problems with drugs and/or alcohol, and promoting recovery from addiction and dependence.

The exhibition is on at The Whitaker until 27th September and will also include some special events.

For more, visit thewhitaker.org.

This Week On Instragram – Just The One

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There is just the one photo from Harry Hill’s Instagram this week – but it is a good one!

Harry is with TV Burp’s warm up legend Bobby Bragg and comedian and Coronation Street star Roy Hudd.

Web Burp – Sorry, Art, Jokes + Standup

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Here are a few bits and bobs:

  • With the BBC website down last week, we missed that Harry appeared in a second episode of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, which is still available to listen to on BBC.co.uk.
  • Canterbury Times has revealed a Whitstable artist has created a version of the Underground map all about the town, which features Harry Hill.
  • Harry has donated some jokes to CLIC Sargent’s The Joke Appeal.
  • Harry appeared at Bearcat Comedy earlier this week – here are some pictures:

Harry Hill And Former Agent Avalon Settle Dispute

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Harry Hill's TV Burp
Harry Hill’s TV Burp

The Mirror is reporting that Harry Hill and his former agent Avalon have settled a long running legal dispute.

Harry has claimed that he was owed money related to his work on TV Burp, whilst Avalon, in a counter claim, said they were owed over £100,000 for commission related to You’ve Been Framed, as well as 15% from his Green Flag voiceover, Little Crackers and book deals.

The paper has said they have now reached an agreement, with a joint statement saying that they are both “pleased the claims between us are resolved”, and also adding:

All financial sums due to each of us have been paid and we have a clear agreement about financial payments due to each in the future.

As part of the settlement, all allegations made in the course of the dispute are specifically withdrawn.

This resolves all artistic and financial differences between us and all claims are settled.

For more, visit Mirror.co.uk.

This Week On Instagram

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Here are a selection of this week’s posts from Harry Hill on Instagram:

The selfie as seen in our photo gallery from Harry’s doctorate awarding:

Harry at Gilbert and George’s exhibition at White Cube:

Wishing Burt Kwouk a happy birthday: