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It's the night when TV's big guns mount a barrage of merriment to blast us over the finishing line of 2013. Point your remote pretty much anywhere and a party mood is guaranteed - without the need for an actual party. On Channel 4 Alan Carr gets help from James Corden, Abbey Clancy and Tinie Tempah. There really is no excuse for letting the fizz in your glass go flat.
David Butcher, Radio Times, 31st December 2013
There's no Graham Norton to challenge the Chatty Man tonight, just the small matter of Children In Need to contend with. So there are no Hollywood stars sweeping into Carr's space, just a hat-trick of TV favourites, with Derren Brown previewing his new TV caper The Great Art Robbery, comedian Adam Hills having a giggle over his debut stand-up show, Happyism, and Russell Brand discussing his Messiah Complex, out soon on DVD. And with One Direction busy on BBC One, The Wanted seize their moment to provide the music.
Russell Brand has dubbed David Cameron and George Osborne 'posh w***ers' as he continued to wage his war and 'revolution' against the government.
Written by Seamus Duff. Metro, 14th November 2013
Everyone loves sparks flying on the chatshow circus and the best chance of a meltdown tonight looks likely to come from the wayward Britney Spears as she drops by for a chinwag with Alan Carr.
The campest chat-show host in town has pulled out all the stops to celebrate the 100th edition of his show. Top of the bill is movie and music superstar Justin Timberlake, who'll be talking up new film Runner Runner and singing a song from chart-topping album 20/20, in between charming the pants off our happy host. Not only that but Rihanna is in the house too, while on hand to ramp up the butch quota is heavyweight boxer David Haye, currently hitting the comeback trail.
This Friday, Alan Carr: Chatty Man celebrates its 100th episode. To celebrate the landmark, Digital Spy caught up with Alan who talked us through his favourite moments and best ever guests from the 400-odd who have been on the last 11 series of the show.
Written by Mayer Nissim. Digital Spy, 24th September 2013
Chatty Man star Alan Carr reveals all to The Daily Mirror ahead of the 100th episode of his chat show.
Written by Mark Jefferies. The Mirror, 23rd September 2013
At the TTG Travel Awards 2013, the comic revealed that he didn't like cruises but would like to travel with Gok Wan, Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper.
The Radio Times, 12th September 2013
Alan Carr has revealed that he would love to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.
Written by Colin Daniels. Digital Spy, 10th September 2013
Camp frolics on the couch are guaranteed as our host is joined by David Walliams for a triple-entendre gossip about sitcoms, Simon Cowell and whatever else crops up amid a bout of giddy tomfoolery. Keeping it a touch more real, Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum will try to keep Carr focused on their new movie, White House Down, while music comes from Mutya Keisha Siobhan, once the original Sugababes. Who knows why their names aren't alphabetical - it's bound to cause trouble...
Let's hope chatty Alan has been sharpening his tongue over the summer ready to welcome in the first batch of guests for his 11th series. There's plenty of juicy material for him to get stuck into, what with a quartet of Dragons - Peter Jones, Duncan Bannatyne, Deborah Meaden and new business top cat Kelly Hoppen - plus comedian Lee Evans, actress Keely Hawes and reheated X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne. He'll eat them all for breakfast. Rizzle Kicks provide the music.
Who needs heavyweight interrogation when you can have a good old-fashioned natter over a Lambrini? Alan Carr's relaxed formula often produces candid moments as he persuades celebrities to let their guard down, and he remains so unstoppable and likable that he'll be celebrating his 100th show this series. Lee Evans and Keeley Hawes are hot on the promotional trail for their West End comedy Barking In Essex, while pop's chirpiest pair, Rizzle Kicks, are on hand to provide the musical entertainment.
The Chatty Man has redefined camp and refused to pander to Hollywood's demands. Annabel Rivkin meets the brains behind the Lambrini and Bombay Mix method.
Written by Annabel Rivkin. The Evening Standard, 16th August 2013
Clare Balding, queen of TV presenting and all things horsey, trots in to chew the hay with Mr Carr on how she's raced through the field to achieve national treasure status. She's joined by former Take That pop pony Mark Owen, who's providing a taste of The Art Of Doing Nothing - his upcoming fourth solo album - which he hopes will mark a fresh chapter in his music career while he waits for Take That to get back into the studio.
Diamond geezer Olly Murs warms things up in the studio tonight when he pops in to give a live performance of Dear Darlin' for the ever-appreciative Carr. Also venturing into the chatty zone are former Corrie and jungle celeb Helen Flanagan, along with actors Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong - two of a handful of stars from The Hangover Part III who are doing the chat show rounds tonight - check out Graham Norton (BBC1, 10.35pm) for the biggies.
Any excuse for a Specstacular with Carr: now he's going all horse-themed for the Grand National. There's a tasty spread of guests, including Paddy McGuinness, Jonathan Ross and Kimberley Walsh, plus a look at Alan's day at the races with Russell Brand. Equine fun and games are promised, so let's hope the affable host manages to cajole a pair of guests into a pantomime horse costume. Surely X Factorists Louis Walsh and Rylan would be game for a laugh?
Randy Russell Brand tried to pick up girls in Alan Carr's studio audience after his appearance on Chatty Man - until the paranoid chatshow host stopped him.
Written by Colin Robertson. The Sun, 27th March 2013
Friday night has become Chat Night on television, what with Graham Norton, Piers Morgan and his Life Stories and now a tenth series of Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Carr is an amiable presence who plays it for laughs. These should be plentiful as his first guest is Robbie Williams, a man not known for his bleak introspection. Williams will be singing his new single Be a Boy and giving us the lowdown on his life, which seems to be rather happy since he married girlfriend Ayda Field and became a dad to Theodora Rose.
Alison Graham, Radio Times, 1st March 2013
Alan Carr has, almost by stealth, become part of the TV furniture. He returns for another series tonight, knowing he'll have to be at his chattiest if he's to get a word in edgeways. Robbie Williams is in town, talking about fatherhood and his forthcoming stadium shows - once he gets on a roll, he takes some stopping. Robbie's also going to be singing a new song, Be a Boy, which is a disappointing development. Elsewhere, odd trio Jack Dee, Dara O'Briain and Melanie C will be discussing their recent voyage down the Zambezi River in aid of Comic Relief. Chatty, man.
Friday night is chat-off night as Alan Carr giggles back into action. Slipping into a slot just 35 minutes before Graham Norton on BBC1, Carr's got the advantage for his tenth series, welcoming popster-cum-crooner Robbie Williams, together with a trio of Comic Relief fund-raisers - Jack Dee, Dara O'Briain and Mel C. And if new dad Robbie starts talking nappy changes, you can always hop channels to see if Graham Norton's craic is any better than Carr's.
Alan Carr's cheeky personality means that there's never a dull moment on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, which is about to notch up a 10th series.
TV Choice Magazine, 19th February 2013
Last year's specstacular saw Alan do impressions taking the mickey out of easy targets Cher Lloyd, the Beckhams and Wills and Kate.
Effusive chat fountain Alan Carr invites the famous, including Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Carr, Rylan Clark and Bruno Mars, to his NYE celebration. Of all the staying-in options, this one sounds the most festive thing to have on in the background while you're working your way through bulk quantities of prosecco and peanuts. Then at ten to midnight Channel 4 turns itself into a nightclub. Charlie Sloth hosts six hours of DJ sets and shout-outs for the young and vigorous who are having house parties up and down the land.
Santa delivers a double header of festive banter tonight. For Alan Carr's final show, Gordon Ramsay discusses his Christmas Day cook-along, Ian McKellen talks about The Hobbit, and music comes from Kylie. Graham Norton's sofa looks more A-list, with Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman alongside Billy Connolly, one of the stars of Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet. Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Jennifer Saunders round off the foursome.
Alan Carr, 36, talks about supping Champagne on set with Mariah, Lady Gaga's cooking and why he can no longer drink whisky.
The Sun, 19th November 2012