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Comedian claims to be 'workshopping' stage show poking fun at long-running TV singing contest – starting with Simon Cowell's trousers

It's time to face the musical. Or at least it will be in 2014, when comedian Harry Hill will open an X Factor musical in the West End that won't, he said, be "entirely flattering".

Hill told ITV's This Morning on Friday that he had been workshopping a spoof show based on the television singing contest, the ninth series of which finished on Sunday. "It's going to open in spring 2014," he said, "It's all about getting in a theatre and getting the whole show in shape.

"But we've been doing a lot of work on it – we've got a script and we did some workshops just last week, funnily enough, with all these great, really funny songs."

The comedian, who was nominated for three British Comedy awards last week, revealed that »

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