VIDEO: Fowl play capers of slapstick comedian

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Vomiting hamsters, machine-gunning chickens and of course - Blackpool!

The trailer for the new Harry Hill Movie, which was partially filmed in the resort, has been released and shows the eponymous star of the film plying his trade at a number of resort attractions.

Harry Hill while filming in Blackpool earlier this year.

Harry Hill while filming in Blackpool earlier this year.

It features the comic splashing in a paddling pool close to the beach on Central Pier and dancing with his petrol-drinking grandmother (played by Julie Walters) at the Pleasure Beach.

Other scenes show Harry being shot at by chickens with a machine gun in his back garden, and his pet hamster (whose illness prompts their trip to Blackpool in the plot) throwing up all over his face.

The caper’s final showdown was filmed at Blackpool Tower in June.

Tower general manager Kate Shane said: “It’s another way of Blackpool being shown in a very positive light to millions of people.

“When they filmed here they had quite a lot to do and were very regimental in how they did things.

“We had a few requests for things at odd times of day but they were great to work with.”

The film is due for cinema release on December 20.

Speaking about the announcement, Harry said: “I can’t wait for everyone to see my movie in December.

“It’s full of all the traditional festive family fun – evil twins, brains with legs, giant hamsters & chickens with guns.”

Comedy pair take resort by storm

The plot will see Harry take a road trip around Britain with his pet hamster, culminating in a showdown at the Tower with his evil twin brother played by Little Britain’s Matt Lucas.

The hamster is terminally ill, which prompts the road trip, but speaking to The Gazette exclusively while filming in June, Harry admitted there was a breakdown in communication due to the language barrier between humans and hamsters.

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