'X Factor' musical in the works

'X Factor' musical in the works

Harry Hill is writing an 'X Factor' musical.

The comedian - who was the star of hit show 'TV Burp' - is planning to debut the programme in the West End next year and he admits that he got the idea for writing it while he was watching the final drunk.

He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "[Simon Cowell] liked it, so we're doing it. It's like a 'TV Burp' treatment, a celebration/p**s-take, to get the lovers and haters in.

"It's not caustic, like 'Jerry Springer: The Opera.' That would be quite an easy route to take, but we want it to be funny above everything."

The 48-year-old is currently working on a series of new projects including a Harry Hill movie after quitting his comedy sketch show, which he says he is glad is over as it left him with "extreme stress."

He said: "The thing with 'TV Burp' was, it took over your life. You couldn't get researchers to watch everything because we had to spot the laughs.

"It was a mixture of extreme boredom and extreme stress. The turnaround was pretty fierce - some of the runs lasted 26 weeks.

"They never let me do just eight shows, and if they had, I could have gone on till they carried me off."

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