Harry Hill to host spoof cooking show for Sky

Harry Hill to host spoof cooking show for Sky

Harry Hill is fronting a new comedy cooking show for Sky 1.

The 51-year-old comedian is no stranger to the small screen, as he has narrated You've Been Framed since 2004 as well as enjoying huge success with his series Harry Hill's TV Burp, which ran from 2001 to 2012.

On Thursday (07Apr16), it was revealed that Harry has signed a two-series deal with Sky 1 to broadcast a new series called Harry Hill's Tea-Time.

"I’m thrilled to be joining Sky's exciting new line-up of entertainment programming and even more excited to know that my programmes will now be broadcast via satellite so that aliens will be able to watch them," Harry said in a statement. "They're not going to know what's hit them. I expect an invasion!”

The first series will air this autumn (16), with a second coming in 2017.

A new celebrity guest will join Harry and his comedic characters each week as they chat to the host and work on creating some ridiculous dishes such as "mozzarella snowman" and "sponge-finger prison".

Harry will interview his guests and interject his show with hilarious clips from real life cookery shows.

"On what other show could you learn how to make ‘chicken a la Tom Jones’?" Celia Taylor, Head of Non-Scripted Commissioning at Sky, laughed. "Harry Hill’s Tea-Time is a brilliant addition to our slate of non-scripted programming.”

Harry Hill's Tea-Time is just one of the new shows to join Sky's slate this year (16), with others including Spelling Star.

In the new talent show, children aged between nine and 13 will compete in a spelling bee type environment in a bid to be crowned the wordiest of them all.

Another new series on Sky Arts will see stars including singer Jamie Cullum and poet Benjamin Zephaniah tour the British Library as they look deeper into their favourite historical and cultural artifacts.

- Cover Media