Harry Hill: ‘I panic without my shirts’

Harry Hill has revealed he can’t perform without his big-collared shirts.

The comedian and presenter of ITV1’s Harry Hill’s TV Burp told Zoo magazine that the costume helps gives him confidence.

Harry revealed: “In the dressing room, before a live gig, it’s become a bit of a ritual putting it on.”

He added: “On the opening night of one tour, I opened my bag and realised I’d just brought an ordinary shirt. I had a panic attack – I even phoned my wife to see if she could get a stage shirt to me on a bike!”

But the 44-year-old comic has been considering other costumes.

He revealed: “I drew up some designs to relaunch myself in this kind of white Elvis jumpsuit, with different words written on – the idea was that I’d strike a pose and the words would spell a message.”

“I realised I’d have to be a contortionist to make it work!”

Harry originally trained to be a doctor but revealed he has forgotten all his medical skills.

He said: “Recently, I was driving along and there was a kid in the road who had come off her bike. I stopped the car and said, ‘I used to be a doctor.’ And they said, ‘Great!’ Then I was thinking, ‘What should I do?'”

“This first-aider came along and said, ‘Have you cleared the airways?’ And I thought, ‘Oh yeah, clear the airways!’

Since then, I’ve decided I probably shouldn’t get involved any more!”

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