X Factor musical will be a "p**s-take" says writer Harry Hill

Harry Hill's TV Burp

The X Factor musical will launch in 2013 and be a "p**s-take" of the series, Harry Hill has said.

The comic will be writing a stage show about the reality series after thinking it'd be a good idea when drunk!

He revealed: "I was watching the last X Factor final, drunk, and thought it was a good idea."

The former doctor 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."

Harry, best known for his work on TV Burp, said that he'd have continued the series if ITV would've allowed for shorter runs.

"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," he said.

Explaining the choice to axe the show earlier this year, he explained: "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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