It’s been revealed today that despite ITV trying desperately to poach top comedian and chat show host Alan Carr from Channel 4, he’s remained loyal to the broadcaster and signed a new two-year deal worth £4million.
It’s understood that ITV were keen to sign Alan up to the network after viewing figures showed he consistently draws bigger audiences for C4 than Jonathan Ross does with his ITV chat show.
The Daily Mirror reports, “ITV launched a late bid to sign him as Jonathan Ross’s ratings slide and he struggles for top guests. Last week he slipped to 2.25 million viewers, his second lowest ever… Read more & comment »
With the 18th National Television Awards only two weeks away all the votes in the public choice categories have been counted and a short list has now been released for you to vote for your favourites!
The National Television Awards is a celebration of the last year on our television sets from soap’s to comedy, drama to factual, and whilst many of the awards are decide by an independent panel, the following 14 awards are left for you, the voting public to decide.
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In the second of our previews we journey to Christmas Day and see what the major TV channels are broadcasting on the 25th December.
Room on the Broom (BBC1, 4.35pm)
After the two adaptations of The Gruffalo stories this year sees the BBC adapt more of Julia Donaldson’s work with an adaptation of a kindly witch who lets various creatures climb aboard her broom. While the kids will enjoy the story the adults can enjoy spotting the celebrities lending their voices they include Simon Pegg, Rob Brydon and Timothy Spall.
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It was the interview we were all waiting for, and who better to extract the information about that tape from Tulisa than chatty man himself, Alan Carr?
In her first public appearance since the tape showing her performing a sex act on ex boyfriend, Justin Edwrds, AKA MC Ultra, hit the press, Tulisa stocked up on Dutch courage (four vodka-redbulls to be precise) before opening up to notoriously comical chat show host Alan Carr about the incident.
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It seems that Prince Harry had to remind Alan Carr’s boyfriend Paul that he’s not gay after Alan gave the Prince an ‘erotic’ dance at a posh London nightclub.
The Sun reports that the Prince was invited to the Arts Club in Mayfair by David Beckham, and when Alan Carr walked in with his boyfriend, Gok Wan and Katherine Jenkins, David invited them to join their party.
However, Alan – who’d apparently had a few – made “a beeline” for Harry and did a dance known as the Dutty Wine (nope, I’ve never heard of it either…) which apparently involved a good deal of bumping and grinding…
Speaking to the Sun, Alan, who of course hosts his own chat show, Chatty Man, said, “I was hammered. My boyfriend Paul said I was doing it proper — hand on the floor and everything.
“Harry said to me, ‘Where are your glasses?’ Paul went, ‘Leave my boyfriend alone’ and Harry went, ‘I’m not gay!’
“What a lovely bloke. That’s what for me being a celebrity should be like… Read more & comment »
Alan Carr looked genuinely shocked tonight when he picked up the gong for ‘Best Talk Show’ at the National Television Awards 2012 ceremony.
The camp star fronts Alan Carr: Chatty Man for Channel 4 and was up against Loose Women, The Jonathan Ross Show and The Graham Norton Show in his category.
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Chatty Man host Alan Carr has apparently never been short of offers to appear on reality TV shows…
However, in an interview with Attitude magazine, Alan revealed that the most bizarre invite yet was by producers of a US show who wanted to turn Alan straight!
Apparently, the show’s bosses suggested to Alan – who is of course openly gay – that he should “hook up” with religious groups such as Straight To Jesus, who believe that being homosexual is an illness which can be cured.
Alan told the magazine, “I’ve been asked to go to America and make a programme about those nutters who claim they can turn you straight.
“I’m like, ‘Those people aren’t nice, I’m not encouraging them’.
“And can you imagine if they succeeded? I wouldn’t have an act.”
He went on to say that some of the less mental suggestions have been that he appear on I’m A Celebrity and The Farm… Read more & comment »
As part of a series of TV events to celebrate Channel 4’s 30th birthday next year, a host of the network’s top TV talent will swap jobs.
Comedian Jimmy Carr is set to be a temporary host on Countdown, presiding over his fellow comics Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, who’ll tackle the words and numbers as contestants.
Meanwhile, Chatty Man Alan Carr will oust Kirstie Allsopp to team up with property guru Phil Spencer and present a special edition of Location Location.
And in turn, Phil will take over Davina McCall’s role on Million Pound Drop, while she will play the game herself, trying to raise money for charity.
The Sun also adds that Made In Chelsea stars will be “cooking each other a feast” on a Come Dine With Me Special.
The shows – which have been called ‘Channel 4 Mash Up – will air on just one jam packed night next January. Read more & comment »
Comedian and chat show host Alan Carr has revealed that he’s a secret twitcher, but as much as he loves to spot birds, he’s been put off the activity due to his spotting doggers instead!
Speaking to the Daily Star, Alan – who of course hosts Chatty Man on Channel 4 – said, “I really like bird watching. I haven’t done it for ages, but I love it.
“I love the quietness of it. For my 16th birthday I got a pair of binoculars.
“It’s a bit creepy but I loved them.
“The thing is though – all the nature reserves in Northampton, where I’m from, they’re all dogging sites, so I can’t go down there with my binoculars any more.”
However, he’s found a new hobby that doesn’t require accidentally spotting anyone having sex – not usually anyway – and that is watching Come Dine with Me. Read more & comment »
Comedian Alan Carr apparently got so drunk during recent filming for his hit chat show, Chatty Man, that filming had to be suspended.
The Daily Star reports that while Alan was interviewing the band members of Westlife – who have of course recently announced that they’re splitting – he and the band members downed shots of Aftershock one after the other.
The shots – which are 40% proof – caused Alan to begin slurring his words, and he told the audience, “This has gone to sh**.”
However, the studio audience “egged him on” to down more, and he needed little persuasion, eventually declaring that he felt sick after spilling the drink down his jacket… Read more & comment »
TX: 6 x 60 min episodes starting late October Sunday nights on Channel 4, 10pm – plus a Xmas special
“It’s a pleasure to see him return to our screens for another series of outrageous celeb chat and entertainment” – New
“Our favourite comedian! Alan returns with another series of his cheeky chat show” – Closer
“Alan Carr is back for another dose of his brilliant brand of celeb grilling” – The Sun
Funnyman Alan Carr returns to Channel 4 this autumn with the seventh series of his very own award-winning chat show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man.
Ending the week with a bang with a Sunday night slot, the new series will deliver six brand new episodes of topical banter and celebrity chat, all hosted by the nation’s favourite chat show host, Alan Carr. The series also includes a very special festive show due to air over the Christmas period… Read more & comment »
Comedian Alan Carr has revealed that he’ll never get married because he “detests” weddings!
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Alan said, “No way am I going to get married. I hate weddings, all of them – straight and gay and bi. They never last, it’s the kiss of death.
“You have to get them an expensive present, then you get a strict dress code…
“[You] go to a castle in Scotland and two months later they say ‘me and Dave… it’s not working out, we are going our separate ways’ just as the warranty is running out on the toaster!”
35-year-old Alan, who also presents a Radio 2 Saturday night show with Melanie Sykes, added that he and his partner Paul Drayton won’t be giving any thought to having kids either… Read more & comment »
Award-winning funny man and loveable chat show host Alan Carr returns to Channel 4 with his sixth series of Alan Carr: Chatty Man.
Now with a new Friday night spot, viewers can expect more unashamedly addictive celeb-fuelled antics, mischievous chat and top musical performances, as Alan is joined by a plethora of stars from the worlds of music, film, TV and sport.
In this week’s second episode, Alan is joined by Elle MacPherson and Bruce Forsyth. Louis Walsh joins Alan to give the lowdown on all things X Factor, plus there’s a chat with new girl-band Wonderland. Music comes from the Kaiser Chiefs , who perform Little Shocks from their new album The Future Is Medieval.
Tonight, 10pm on Channel 4
TV chat hosts and comedians Alan Carr and Graham Norton have both signed new deals for their respective TV shows which means as well as netting the pair around £4million, their shows will be on our screens until at least 2014.
However, it seems the competition between the stars is about to hot up as both their shows are scheduled to be in the same timeslots.
The Sun reports that both shows will air at peak time on Friday nights, with Alan’s show airing on Channel 4 and Graham’s on the BBC. Read more & comment »
We reported yesterday that comedian Alan Carr had issued a “foul mouthed rant” about Lily Allen after she failed to show up for an appearance on his show, Chatty Man.
Since then, Lily has posted a response on her Twitter page which reads, “Sorry Alan, but I can’t help being ill.
“If it’s any consolation I feel awful. I wouldn’t have been any fun at all… Read more & comment »