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Harry Hill agrees to more 'TV Burp' after Simon Cowell persuasion?

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Harry Hill has reportedly signalled his intention to continue making TV Burp on ITV.

The comedian had previously given strong hints that the satirical clip show would bow out this year after 11 years on the air.

However, a supposed network source has told The Sun that acquaintance and X Factor boss Simon Cowell helped convince Hill to make another series.

"TV Burp is a key part of ITV1's Saturday night schedule - and without it there was a fear that other shows could be hit, like The X Factor," the insider claimed.

"Cowell has a good relationship with Harry since the funnyman is working on The X Factor musical," the source added. "ITV bosses personally asked him to intervene."

The 47-year-old allegedly refused a £1 million payrise at ITV, after saying that the running length of the series - over 20 episodes a year since 2008 - leaves him feeling exhausted.

Hill parted ways with manager and Avalon boss Jon Thoday in December, sparking speculation that the former stand-up could defect to either Sky or the BBC.

Last month, a report indicated that Hill was in talks with Channel 4 for a new sketch show series and movie.

Watch a classic TV Burp moment below:

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