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You've Been Framed host Harry Hill's real name and why he always wears enormous collars

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Harry Hill has one of the most recognisable looks in all of television with his chunky-rimmed glasses and huge collars.But before the 57-year-old comedian became a regular on British TV screens, he used to wear a very different outfit.The Woking-born entertainer used to don a stethoscope and a white coat on his rounds as a junior doctor at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.Never quite warming to his chosen career path, he gave up his medical profession after four years to pursue his comedy dream full-time.Since then, he has become one of the best known comedians in the country, hosting everything from a revived Stars In Their Eyes programme to children's television.He has even found time to write books and star in his own feature-length film.Harry Hill was actually born Matthew Keith Hall.He changed his name to Harry Hill when his comedy career took off because he thought it sounded more appropriate for showbusiness.Born in 1964, his parents split up when he was five.

He grew up in Kent but moved to Hong Kong for two years at age 14 before training at St George's Hospital Medical School in south London.Despite undertaking at least seven years of learning and training to be a doctor, he soon discovered medicine was not for him"On my very first day on the job, I realised, 'I can't do this, it's awful'," he told The Mirror in 2015."I was constantly hoping things would get better, but they never did."After quitting the profession, newly dubbed Harry Hill got his big breakthrough in 1992 when he won the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.On the back of hosting Harry Hill's Fruit Corner on BBC Radio 4 he got his own black and white silent comedy series, Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies, on BBC Two and was a.

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