Harry Hill to quit TV Burp
Harry Hill is quitting the popular TV Burp, which gives a comic look at the week’s television, because he has found the research for the show ‘too demanding’. It will be replaced in the schedules with Dom Joly's new hidden camera series Fool Britannia.
In a blog post this week, Hill revealed that TV Burp will end in March with a ‘big finale’:
“The new (and it seems last) series of TV Burp starts up on the 4th Feb and finishes 8 shows later at the end of March in a huge finale - SO MAKE THE MOST OF IT!!!”
Meanwhile, Joly’s Fool Britannia will see him return to the hidden camera format where he made his name, on shows such as Trigger Happy TV. ITV bosses are hoping that it will be more of a success than Joly’s last similar attempt on the BBC, World Shut Your Mouth, which only ran for one series in 2005 after struggling to find viewers.
Dom Joly tweeted that Fool Britannia has been commissioned for an eight-part series whilst adding, “‘If you are in the UK you are now a legitimate target.” He did, however, confess that it “will never be as good as the superb TV Burp but will give it my best”.
Below is a classic Harry Hill moment, make the best of them while you still can: