Harry Hill’s biggest celeb feuds – from Jamie Oliver clash to Simon Cowell jibe

He is known as one of the UK’s well-loved comedians with his quirky sense of humour successfully charming the nation for more than 30-years.

Over the years, Harry Hill has soared to fame with his popular TV shows including Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Harry Hills Alien Fun Capsule and Harry Hill’s Lonely Island.

The Woking-born 57-year-old comedian has since gone on to host a slew of sell out nationwide tours as well as becoming an award-winning author with a span of five books to his name.

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But arguably one of his most famous lines throughout his career was his infamous fight scenes between two memorable characters.

Over the span of his showbiz career, the former doctor has suffered his fair share of fallouts with his celebrity guests.

As the comic celebrates his 58th birthday with a bang, Daily Star have taken a deep dive inside his famous feuds.

Jamie Oliver

Harry first clashed horns with loveable TV chef Jamie Oliver after he made a scathing remark during a segment of one of the Essex star’s shows.

The insult happened during a skit about the cook’s Pass It On campaign which aimed to get the whole of Rotherham cooking fresh food.

However, Harry poked fun at the TV host as he suggested viewers should “turn it off” to get the nation to switch over from tuning into Jamie’s show to his own on Channel 4.

And it’s fair to say his cheeky comment didn’t go down well with the professional cook, after the former doctor revealed how he took the joke a little too far.

When he asked if he had ever caused any beef during his time on the cooking show to Metro News, Harry confessed his friendship with dad-of-five was in ruins.

He told the publication: “The only person who took exception was Jamie Oliver. We did go a bit too far but we had a show to fill.

“He had a diagram on his show about – ‘If you teach two people to make Spaghetti Bolognese, then they teach two friends, in a week, X amount of people will know how to make it’.”

Harry went on to explain how he went on to poke fun at the star, which he admitted made the TV host “hit the roof” during their collaboration.

The comic went on: “We did a diagram saying – ‘If you tell two friends not to bother watching Jamie’s Whatever It Is, and they tell two friends …' He hit the roof. After that he wouldn’t give us any more clips.

“The producer contacted me to say, ‘Jamie’s very upset. Can you do a video apologising to him?’ So I did a video of me in my kitchen singing I Just Called To Say I Love You then pulled out one of his pans, saying, ‘Look, I've even got one of your pans’.”

Despite his best efforts, the dad-of-three was later told by his producer that he wasn’t going to send the cheeky video because “it would have just made things worse”.

Since their argument, the pair have kept their distance from each other with little hopes of reconciliation in the future.

Simon Cowell

But the TV chef isn’t the only person the comic has managed to rub up the wrong way over the course of his career.

Back in 2014, Harry collaborated with music mogul Simon Cowell for his hilarious X-Factor inspired musical I Can’t Sing which poked fun at the hugely popular ITV talent show.

The musical – in which former EastEnders star Nigel Harman played the head judge – received poor reviews which resulted in the show being axed after six weeks.

It’s fair to say that the drama was happening just as much off-stage as it was on, after Harry told The Mirror how he locked horns with Simon in a backstage spat.

He told the publication: “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, ‘I feel my character, the character of Simon Cowell, is made to look a bit of an idiot’. And I thought, ‘Uh-oh’.”

Deciding not to reply to Simon’s requests, Harry admitted: “I just ignored them. I thought that was the best bet. It is fine – I haven’t heard from him since.”

At the time, Simon himself admitted that he often “got it in the neck” during the show at a press launch ahead of the West End show.

He explained: “I didn’t want to do a musical which we took to seriously. The show is a serious show but it’s also a fun show.

“I get it in the neck throughout and it’s constantly evolving this story,” he added.

Alison Hammond

Last year, the Harry hit out at This Morning presenter Alison Hammond after she quizzed him on his medical training after opening up about his previous role as a chiropodist.

The former Big Brother star and her co-host Dermott O’Leary welcomed the Woking native onto the show to talk about his latest tell-all book aptly titled Fight.

Conversation quickly turned to the comic’s former career having trained and graduated as a doctor back in the late 1980s.

A photo appeared on screen showing the TV star in his younger years as he beamed to the camera while dressed in his doctor’s uniform.

He explained: “There’s me as a chiropodist. There’s more than just clipping toenails with chiropody. There’s a lot more to it than that.”

Harry decided to delve into the world of medicine after his high school physics teacher told his parents that there was no way he would ever be smart enough to become a doctor.

Alison then asked whether or not the comic ever went “back to school” to show off his successful career.

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She asked: “How did you feel when you graduated, did you go back and say, ‘Look at that, babes?” as Dermot chuckled in the background.

The TV star snapped back: “No I think that would be more the sort of thing you’d do – it's not in my nature to be unkind like that, or boastful.”

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