Wave goodbye to Harry Hill's TV Burp... it looks like a move to Sky is on

One of the best – and most consistent – shows on the box is Harry Hill’s TV Burp. On average, 6 million of us tune ITV in and watch Hill lampoon the week’s television, complete with pre-commercial fights, silly songs and more.

However, those without a satellite subscription (including me) may well have to wave goodbye to Hill.

The Guardian is reporting that Harry Hill is in discussions with BSkyB. The move could potential earn the comedian £3million-a-year… and with him would go TV Burp.

It’s understood that, alongside TV Burp (which is surely a deal breaker), BSkyB want Harry to front a number of shows on the satellite channel.

Hill’s contract with ITV1 is set to end in April and for a while now, there’s been a lot of speculation that Hill might look to move to a better-paying broadcaster.

“We don’t comment on talent negotiations,” said a spokesman for BSkyB and ITV refused to comment on Hill’s future.

Personally, I think ITV would be insane to lose Hill. They really should break the bank to keep him on the roster as, without TV Burp, ITV would go back to being irrelevant, which it has been for far too long.

Worse than that is the simple fact that Hill would disappear into the closed garden of Sky and quickly be forgotten about, like all those that made the lucrative leap before him.

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I've been writing about TV for a long time. I love it and loathe it in equal measures. I'm pretty sure the TV feels the same away about me too.
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