Harry Hill reveals 'very famous' comic at Edinburgh Fringe asked him to 'look at his genital warts'

Harry Hill said a bizarre incident happened in a loo at the Edinburgh Fringe
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Harry Hill has revealed a "very famous" comic once asked him to "look at his genital warts".

The former medic, who qualified as a doctor in 1988, quit the profession after winning the 1992 Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe. He was a proctologist - a "bum doctor" - at Doncaster Hospital before BBC Radio 4's Harry Hill's Fruit Corner became his big break.

Talking to the Guardian, he's now spoken of a bizarre incident involving a fellow comic. Harry said he bumped into another funnyman in the loo who wanted him to "check out his genital warts", reports the Daily Star.

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Father-of-three Harry said: “I still had my prescription pad until about 10 years ago.

"It used to be that you could pay to be on the register, which I did, but it wasn’t very much. I used to just prescribe antibiotics for sore throats and stuff.

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"Then they changed the rules, the spoilsports. One comedian – who I won’t name, but he’s better known than you might think – once tried to show me his genital warts at a urinal in the Edinburgh festival.

"I had no expertise in that area, so I refused to examine the appendage in question."

Hill also took a retrospective look at life, during his chat with The Guardian.

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Talking about iminently turning 60, he said: "Fifty was ropey because you start getting a bit tired and also your friends start dying. The truth is, I’ve been doing it so long, that if you took a scan of my brain, you see a hugely overdeveloped organ with humour squeezing out the self-awareness.

"As a comedian, I think you get funnier as you get older, particularly with my character who has a childlike quality, so it’s even funnier if you see me rolling around on the floor or lying on an ironing board that collapses."