The reliable comedian will be the fifth host of the former ITV favourite when it returns to British screens later this year.
Nostalgia time: another ‘90s TV show is to be relaunched. Comedian Harry Hill will host a rebooted version of ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ when ITV launches a new series in the coming months.
Harry Hill will front the relaunched 'Stars In Their Eyes' later this year
‘Stars In Their Eyes’ is a fondly remembered talent show that ran originally in Britain from 1990 to 2006. As ever, members of the public will enter the show and be transformed into their favourite pop stars by top make-up and wardrobe artists, before doing a karaoke version of one of their songs.
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The music mogul can't add musicals to his mogul skills. He can't.
Simon Cowell should just stay away from The West End. The Spice Girls musical, ‘Viva Forever!’ managed 7 months on stage, and now ‘I Can’t Sing’ – written by Harry Hill and backed by Cowell – is being removed after just 2 months, or 6 weeks and 2 days, if you want to be precise.
Harry Hill taking a spin
Announcing the closure, Nigel Hall of Cowell's production company Syco Entertainment, said: "Alongside Stage Entertainment we'd like to thank the cast and crew who have worked so hard on this show. To everyone at Really Useful Theatres and the ever supportive staff at the London Palladium, and everyone involved in I Can't Sing! I'd like to say a huge thanks and the very best of luck with their next venture."
James Arthur makes an appearance in 'I Can't Sing!' - or does he?
A hunchback villain character named Trevor Modo in Harry Hill's new X-Factor musical I Can't Sing! is apparently based on former champion James Arthur. In the show, Trevor auditions for the hit show to save himself from a life of poverty, but is sent packing by Nigel Harmon's Simon Cowell character.
James Arthur Has Reacted Angrily to the Claims
Seeking revenge, Trevor breaks into an impressive rap number about the injustice of the music industry.
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Simon Cowell will miss the launch of the 'X Factor' musical to be with pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman who is due to deliver their baby within a day of the show kicking off.
The 54-year-old music mogul is expecting his first child with the New York socialite whose due date is February 28, which is only a day after the Harry Hill-penned production opens, and the 'X Factor' boss is under instructions to be at the birth.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Lauren would probably have him hung, drawn and quartered if he missed the birth.''
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Harry Hill thinks Julie Walters is funnier than her in his new movie, 'The Harry Hill Movie'.
The comedian has bagged an all-star British cast, including the BAFTA-winning actress and Matt Lucas, for his feature film debut but admits it was tough having so many funny stars on set as he had to step up his own comedy game to compete with his co-stars.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the UK premiere of 'The Harry Hill Movie' in London's Leicester Square on Thursday (19.12.13), he said: ''The problem I've got is hiring all these really funny people is, I've made a real job for myself to try and be the funniest person in the film.
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The spoof musical is bound to take the mick of Cowell n co
While an X-Factor musical would actually make loads of money – people seem to lap that stuff up – Harry Hill thought of it first. Of course, his is a spoof version called I Can’t Sing…
The big-collared bald-headed ex-doctor comedian described it as an "all-singing, all-dancing, all-mickey-taking spectacular", and revealed that it will feature "a singing hunchback, a talking dog and a man in an iron lung". It was previously reported that the musical would be titled ‘X Factor: It’s Time To Face The Musical’ but in a joint statement Hill and Steve Brown, who has written for Spitting Image and TV Burp said: "We’d been umm-ing and ahh-ing about the title for a while. Then it hit us: 'I Can’t Sing!' It also happens to be the title of one of the funniest songs in the show and we hope hints at the direction we’re taking this production." The pair also stated Cowell is "backing it 4,500 per cent", and has described it as "one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen".
In March, Hill told the Daily Mail: "In our show, [Walsh] has basically dozed off; he's an octogenarian boy-band manager." The script is also said to include Cowell as a character, and wills set about explaining the unusual height of his trousers – something that has been puzzling the nation for nearly a decade now.
The Harry Hill Movie looks like a riot!
Forget The Fast & The Furious! This week, comedian Harry Hill and British movie legend Julie Walters took to their scooters and powered through a quiet London suburb to film scenes from Hill's new movie Harry Hill The Movie. In a pretty hilarious looking scene, the comedian drives a yellow mobility scooter in typically slapstick fashion, falling off it at one point as Walters - who plays his grandmother - cackles away.
Iconic actress Walters was almost unrecognizable in a white frizzy wig, dark sunglasses and purple jacket while Hill was dressed as, well, Harry Hill. The comedian opted for his signature suit with big collared shirt and creeper shoes. The movie follows Harry and his grandmother as they attempt to get his pet hamster from London to a vet in Blackpool before the clock winds down. It's seems a pretty silly premise, though Harry has assembled quite for the cast for the movie, including revered actor Jim Broadbent, comedian Matt Lucas and recent Olivier award winner Sheridan Smith.
Directed by Steve Bendelack and co-written by Harry, Jon Forster and James Lamont, the movie is due to hit cinemas later in the year.
The Harry Hill Movie has begun filming, with the film out by the end of the year.
Harry Hill is trying his hand at movie writing, with the TV Burp comic said to have begun filming on his first ever big screen attempt. The Harry Hill Movie has lined up a who's who of British comedy talent to star alongside Hill, who is staring in and co-writing the film.
Julie Walters, Matt Lucas, newly crowned BAFTA queen Sheridan Smith and Jim Broadbent are just some of the stars who have agreed to the film, with Walters starring as the comic's nan, and Lucas his estranged Alsatian-raised twin brother Otto. The film will see the funnyman embark on a road trip to Blackpool with his alcoholic grandmother after discovering that his hamster only has one week to live.
Harry Hill will hopefully release a more entertaining film than Keith Lemon managed.
When David Bowie's new single was released earlier on in the week, he would have been expecting refined commentators of the music scene to gush frantically, not Harry Hill's head to appear in place of Jacqueline Humphries.
You see, in the video, the very strange video, Bowie's head is next to Humphries', who is the wife of the 'Where Are We Now?' video's director Tony Oursler. But in this ridiculous spoof version, believed to have been made by writer Michael Moran, Harry Hill's face replaces hers, while the comedian pulls funny faces throughout the short promo clip. Meanwhile, speaking about the possibility of live shows, David Bowie's guitarist Earl Slick said: "We don't know. Obviously, we want him to. But right now, that's a big if... I could get a phone call tomorrow saying, 'Hey, you know what? Here's the setlist.' I don't know. I can't speak for him or the organisation. Obviously, the band would love to go out. Even if it's not a huge tour, we would like to go out and do some gigs. But that's yet to be seen."
Slick added that he recorded his parts on Bowie's forthcoming new album last summer. "David got in touch with me out of the blue, and he said, 'I'm ready to go back in. What are you doing? Are you around? Are you touring?' I said, 'No, just get me some dates.' We started banging dates around - and he was already recording - and I went in and did all my stuff in July."
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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2' won the top prize at the Empire Awards 2012 last night (26.03.12) picking up Best Film and Best Director for David Yates.
'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2' won the top prize at the Empire Awards 2012 last night (25.03.12).
The final instalment of the wizard franchise took home Best Film and Best Director for David Yates at the event at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, which saw 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' pick up a trio of accolades.
Gary Oldman beat off completion from Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Radcliffe and Andy Serkis to scoop the Best Actor prize for his role as espionage veteran George Smiley in the movie, which was awarded Best British Film and Best Thriller.
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