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Harry Hill's TV Burp

ITV comedy about TV. 165 episodes (pilot + 12 series), 2001 - 2012. Stars Harry Hill and Steve Benham.

Press Clippings

Harry Hill reveals Peter Kay turned down TV Burp job

Harry Hill says he offered TV Burp to fellow comedy legend Peter Kay after realising he could no longer keep up with the ­gruelling workload.

The Sun, 11th June 2019

Harry Hill admits having PTSD after end of show

Harry Hill has admitted he suffered a little bit of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after hosting Harry Hill's TV Burp for eleven years.

Lauren Meechan, The Daily Express, 4th June 2019

How Harry Hill's TV Burp got greedy

In its prime the show was a TV masterclass. By the 10th series, it was just repeating itself.

Rich Pelley, The Guardian, 25th February 2019

TV Burp was the greatest Saturday night show of the 00s

Harry Hill's first venture since leaving Channel 4 for ITV arrived without little fanfare back in 2002 in the unfashionable slot of 10.30pm on a Thursday.

Jon O'Brien, Metro, 14th November 2017

TV Burp: the show that brought back Saturday night fun

It's been 15 years since Harry Hill first brought us a weekly dose of surreal, Saturday-night fun with TV Burp.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 9th November 2017

Preview: Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule

For his new quiz, Harry Hill is creating a showreel to convince aliens that humankind is too hilarious to be destroyed - and he's finally at his daft genius best again.

Mark Lawson, The Guardian, 2nd March 2017

Harry Hill wants TV Burp return with guest presenters

"I think they should bring it back with someone else. Someone mad enough to do it! Maybe guest presenters."

Yahoo, 4th November 2016

Banned Harry Hill gag shows shift in attitudes

Ofcom has censured an old episode of TV Burp, eight years after deeming its skit about a transgender man acceptable. It signals a sea change in how trans issues are treated on the small screen and beyond.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 29th September 2016

Harry Hill's trans jokes are ruled offensive

Broadcast watchdogs have branded a Harry Hill routine about a transgender man offensive - seven years after clearing the same jokes.

Chortle, 26th September 2016

Harry Hill: I was hoping Micky Flanagan would take over

Harry Hill, talking about TV Burp, says: "I do miss watching it, and I was hoping that someone else would take over. I was talking to Micky Flanagan, and I was hoping he would do it. It's a lot of work, though. I'm the only mug that would do it."

Heat Magazine, 14th February 2013