Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

IT Appears Alan Partridge Has Got His [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

IT Appears Alan Partridge Has Got His [...]

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IT appears Alan Partridge has got his dream at last - making a big comeback with a new series on the BBC.

Manchester comedy star Steve Coogan has revealed that his most infamous comic creation, TV presenter Partridge, will be back on the Beeb early next year with his own TV show.

Steve made the surprise announcement as he appeared as a guest on the BBC's One Show. He said: "Alan will be back on the BBC early next year, there will be a lot of Alan on TV next year."

Presenters Alex Jones and Amol Rajan laughed that they'd "got a bit of an exclusive here" and pressed him for further details about the show.

Steve said: "I'm trying to do a leak to the press about it. He'll just be back on a show, it might be a bit like this. I'm here to do research."

Steve, who appeared on the show ostensibly to promote his new Partridge book Nomad, said: "Alan feels he could have invented the One Show and been its main anchor over the years. …

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