Harry Hill announces huge anniversary comedy tour

Harry Hill is heading back on tour credit:Bang Showbiz
Harry Hill is heading back on tour credit:Bang Showbiz

Harry Hill has announced a 'New Bits and Greatest Hits' tour to celebrate his “diamond jubilee”.

The former 'TV Burp' host - who turns 60 in October - is hitting the road from February to September 2025, and he joked it will mark the return of his 'Badger Parade'.

He said in a statement: "I’m looking forward to celebrating my diamond jubilee - 60 years of fun - by going round the country and thanking all the people that have supported me over the years.

"I’ve had a word with the badgers and they’ve agreed that for one last time the parade’s on!”

Fans of the old 'Harry Hill' series - which aired from 1997 to 2000 on Channel 4 - will remember how the Badger Parade was meant to end each episode with a range of puppet badgers.

However, each week there would be a problem which meant they couldn't perform, and so Harry would usually have to close the show by singing a song with a guest.

In a press release, his team teased: "Marvel as he offers new insights into the hot topics of the day such as the demise of the SCART lead, The Culture Wars, the differences between crabsticks and rhubarb and the origins of Tiramisu!

"Guffaw with delight as Harry delves into his back catalogue using his patented ‘Old Bit Randomiser’ for old favourites like ‘Interspecies Tennis’, ‘The time I went up in the Space Shuttle' and ‘When Nan got her hair caught in the knitting!' "

The tour - which kicks off with a five night run at Wilton's Music Hall in London from February 18, 2025 - will also give a member of the audience the chance to join him on stage as a double act.

Harry - who has also hosted the likes of 'You've Been Framed' and 'Junior Bake Off' - will travel extensively across the UK until early June, before picking back up again for a string of dates in September.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (10.05.24) from harryhill.co.uk.