It looks as though Harry Hill’s TV Burp may come to an end in 2012, when the comedian’s contract with ITV expires.
According to The Sun, Hill turned down a £1m pay rise to continue hosting the show, which would have brought his salary to £4m.
The father of three is said to have found TV Burp’s punishing schedule too great a strain on his private life.
Hill outlined his exhaustion with the series in June, saying: “It is a drag. One year I did 21 shows — most series are only eight. At the end of it I was completely mental.
“I do dread making the show. Watching TV is all-consuming.”
But despite the paper’s claims, there has been no official confirmation that the programme will end in 2012.
A spokesperson for Harry Hill and Avalon, the production company behind TV Burp, said: “Harry has a lot of commitments in the next year, but a final decision has not yet been reached and everyone is very much looking forward to the upcoming series”
An ITV spokesman said: “Harry Hill’s TV Burp returns to ITV1 for a new series next week, with a further series in early 2012. We have a great relationship with Harry and look forward to this continuing.”
Harry Hill launched TV Burp, an irreverent TV analysis show, in 2002 on ITV1, it has since won three Baftas.