Harry Hill joins The Great British Bake Off special
6 February 2018 - 10:00 AM

Harry Hill joins The Great British Bake Off special

Share article:

Harry Hill has signed up for "The Great British Bake Off" celebrity special.

The 53-year-old comedian will compete against the likes of Terri Hatcher, Ruth Davidson, Jamie Laing and Kate Moss" sister Lottie in the new series, which is due to air in March.

A source explained: "Channel 4 are over the moon.

"He'll bring a really funny side to the show, and producers hope he will bounce off hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.

"He also knows judge Paul Hollywood well, so hopefully their chemistry will come across well."

Made in Chelsea banned from private club

Made in Chelsea banned from private club

2 August 2018 - 1:00 PM

Made in Chelsea banned from private club

Harry - whose real name is Matthew Hall - is a long-time fan of the baking show, and he had no hesitations about accepting the invitation.

The insider told The Sun newspaper: "He's been a big fan of the show for some time so jumped at the chance to take part, plus it's for a good cause."

AJ Pritchard set for Celebrity Hunted

AJ Pritchard set for Celebrity Hunted

20 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

AJ Pritchard set for Celebrity Hunted

Meanwhile, in December, Harry revealed he had a falling out with Simon Cowell after he made the entertainment mogul "look a bit of an idiot".

The comedian claimed he's been given the cold shoulder by Simon ever since making stage show "I Can't Sing" in 2014, which was based around "The X Factor".

Harry says Simon sent him an email after seeing the show which asked him to make adjustments to his character, and when he decided to "ignore" the messages, Simon ceased all contact with him.

Harry said: "He sent me an email after he came to one of the previews and the email said some very good points about lighting and sound because he is a good producer.

"But he added however, "I feel my character, the character of Simon Cowell, is made to look a bit of an idiot". And I thought "uh-oh".

"I just ignored them. I thought that was the best bet. It is fine - I haven't heard from him since."

Megan Barton Hanson: Samira Mighty 'deserves better'
15 August 2018

Megan Barton Hanson: Samira Mighty 'deserves better'

Megan Barton Hanson: Samira Mighty 'deserves better'
Peter Dean: EastEnders departure 'could've been' down to Leslie Grantham feud
15 August 2018

Peter Dean: EastEnders departure 'could've been' down to Leslie Grantham feud

Peter Dean: EastEnders departure 'could've been' down to Leslie Grantham feud
Daisy Wood-Davis slams 'fans' over 'harassment'
15 August 2018

Daisy Wood-Davis slams 'fans' over 'harassment'

Daisy Wood-Davis slams 'fans' over 'harassment'
Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show
15 August 2018

Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show

Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show
Vick Hope confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing
15 August 2018

Vick Hope confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

Vick Hope confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing
Jack Fincham 'scared' of Dani Dyer's mum
15 August 2018

Jack Fincham 'scared' of Dani Dyer's mum

Jack Fincham 'scared' of Dani Dyer's mum
Paul Danan supports Hollyoaks return campaign
15 August 2018

Paul Danan supports Hollyoaks return campaign

Paul Danan supports Hollyoaks return campaign
Celebrity Big Brother house has 'tropical' makeover
15 August 2018

Celebrity Big Brother house has 'tropical' makeover

Celebrity Big Brother house has 'tropical' makeover
Coronation Street's Steve McDonald to try to back out wedding?
15 August 2018

Coronation Street's Steve McDonald to try to back out wedding?

Coronation Street's Steve McDonald to try to back out wedding?
Take That choose Strictly over X Factor
15 August 2018

Take That choose Strictly over X Factor

Take That choose Strictly over X Factor
Hard Sun axed by BBC
15 August 2018

Hard Sun axed by BBC

Hard Sun axed by BBC
Megan Barton-Hanson turns down endorsement deals
15 August 2018

Megan Barton-Hanson turns down endorsement deals

Megan Barton-Hanson turns down endorsement deals