Moving not so swiftly on from the reboot disaster that was ITV’s Stars in their Eyes 2015 Harry Hill moves over to Sky 1 for an all-new entertainment series.
“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. They’re not going to know what’s hit them. I expect an invasion!” – Harry Hill
Harry Hill’s Tea-Time has been commissioned for two series and will begin transmitting later this year. The second run will air in early 2017. The current voice of ‘hilarious’ home video clip show You’ve Been Framed! – also for ITV – Hill joins a host of Sky 1 personalities including James Corden, Ruth Jones, James Nesbitt, Karl Pilkington, Ross Kemp and Lee Mack.
The eight-part series will see a celebrity guest thrown each week into Harry’s crazy kitchen, joining him and his cast of comedy characters, as they take part in a smorgasbord of cooking related chaos. While Harry teaches his guests how to cook his ridiculous recipes, such as ‘mozzarella snowmen’ and ‘sponge-finger prison’, he interviews them in his own unique way. Harry then garnishes the chat with TV show clips, from shows that his guests have appeared in, to comical observations taken from the cookery TV genre.
Harry Hill’s Tea-Time is a fun-filled concoction of one part chat show and one part spoof cookery show, sprinkled with the inimitable Harry Hill, as he casts his comedy eye over the world of cooking and cookery TV programmes.
“On what other show could you learn how to make ‘chicken à la Tom Jones’? Harry Hill’s Tea-Time is a brilliant addition to our slate of non-scripted programming.” – Celia Taylor, Head of Non-Scripted Commissioning at Sky
Leslie Crowther can now stop spinning in his grave, all is forgiven.