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Harry Hill

Comedian, TV entertainer and peanut champion

Harry Hill is presenter of ITV1's 'Harry Hill's TV Burp' and the voice behind 'You've Been Framed' on the same channel. He is to be Executive Producer on a new ITV topical sports entertainment series 'You Cannot Be Serious' to be shown later this year.

Harry is the author of Harry Hill's Whopping Great Joke Book (Faber), Harry Hill's TV Burp Book (Ebury), Flight from Deathrow (Time Warner), Further Adventures of the Queen Mum, Tim the Tiny Horse and Tim the Tiny Horse at Large (Faber and Faber) and Livin' The Dream (Faber)

Harry has supported Fairtrade for more than ten years, has travelled to Ghana and Malawi to see how Fairtrade works in Africa. Three years ago he established his own range of Fairtrade nut products 'Harry's Nuts!' to help farmers he met while in Malawi sell their crops on the UK market (he makes no money from these).

Make Bananas Fair!

The Fairtrade banana farmers I visited in Ghana twelve years ago have since built schools, clinics, health insurance and much more with their Fairtrade premium - thanks to the hard work and dedication of farmers together with the shoppers over here buying Fairtrade. But, more importantly, the workers feel empowered knowing they are selling their bananas on better terms of trade. This Fairtrade Fortnight we're calling on the government to work with supermarkets to treat all banana farmers and workers fairly.
25/02/2014 17:56 GMT

Go Nuts for Fairtrade

I'm a salted peanut lover and a couple of years ago I came up with the idea for a Fairtrade peanut line called Harry's Nuts! I knew this wasn't something I wanted to make money out of - it was something I wanted to do to take my extra step to support Fairtrade. I got interested in Fairtrade in 2002 when I went out to Ghana with my brother Rod, who's a farmer in Devon, to see how it all works on the ground. We met banana and cocoa farmers and saw the real change that is possible just by changing how we shop. They grow it, sell it for a fair price and we look out for the Fairtrade mark and buy the stuff in the shops. Simple, yet genius.
08/03/2012 23:03 GMT