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Tom Hardy is the big draw as the hooting jabberfest returns. He's hawking his split-screen, award-baiting new dual role as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Legend - although once you've seen his Kray twins compared on social media to Chris Morris and Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan, you can't unsee it. Also bouncing on to the sofa is Demi Lovato, who hit the ground running on her previous appearance by swigging Dr Pepper straight from a two-litre bottle and cracking jokes about Simon Cowell's chest hair.
When Alan Carr scooped a rare TV interview with reclusive singer Morrissey it was a bit of coup for his Channel 4 Chatty Man show. But Alan was left devastated - and producers spitting feathers - when the one-time Smiths frontman pulled out hours before filming was set to begin.
The Mirror, 26th March 2015
The irrepressible Alan Carr returns for a 14th series of his charmingly goofy chat show tonight, in which his guests reveal just as much about themselves by the way they react to his Bombay mix and WKD-style of hospitality as from any of the comic's proper questions. On the sofa and partaking in Carr's eccentrically stocked drinks trolley will be The Voice judges - Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson, Tom Jones and the madcap Rita Ora - joined by Antonio Banderas and Danny Dyer. Ella Henderson provides the music.
When Carol Vorderman appeared on Alan Carr's New Year's Eve Specstacular three years ago, the then-17-year-old teen star Justin Bieber told his bodyguards to remove Carol from his sight.
Written by Felicity Thistlethwaite. The Express, 13th March 2015
Alan Carr has apologised for his acceptance speech at last night's (January 21) National Television Awards. The Chatty Man star admitted that he was unprepared as he had been so sure that Graham Norton would take home the prize for Chat Show Host.
Written by Catriona Wightman and Sam Rigby. Digital Spy, 22nd January 2015
TV funnyman Alan Carr on starting the party early, his favourite present from his partner and how some of his guests like to help themselves to his booze.
Written by Emma Jones. The Daily Record, 21st December 2014
Not going out and reluctant to have a hootenanny chez Jools Holland? Never fear: Alan Carr is here to usher in the new year with you! They're at Channel 4 headquarters, so expect a good number of stars from the channel's stable as well as others (Jonathan Ross, Alesha Dixon and James Corden among them) to pop by for a series of party games and sketches. Live music comes from Tulisa and Professor Green, and the studio audience will be doing their best to provide a party atmosphere.
The genial host reopens his globe drinks cabinet as he returns for a 13th series. Years of chat and a bunch of other successful shows, radio gigs and stand-up tours now separate him from The Friday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins. What a long time ago that seems. He now stands alongside Graham Norton as the kingpin of British chat and rightly so. Among those confirmed for tonight are Jack Whitehall, talking about Bad Education, and the formerly hairy Kasabian, now smooth as a baby's bum.
If anyone can carry off an old fashioned Summer Special of chat, Alan Carr can. With his camp frivolity, single entendres and propensity to get his guests a little bit tipsy and then soak them in Blue Nun, he manages to charm his chosen celebrities into spilling surprisingly good beans. Tonight he offers up the unique combination of comedian Miranda Hart, action hero Vin Diesel, and those cheeky boys from The Inbetweeners. It's a two-parter, so the fun continues at 10.35pm.
Working in a call centre was good practise for Chatty Man!'.
What's On TV, 16th July 2014
Alan Carr: 'Chatty Man hasn't got the oomph of Graham Norton, but we'll get there!'
What's On TV, 1st May 2014
My advice to bookers of chat shows for future reference is to avoid Lindsay Lohan, say Mark Jefferies.
Written by Mark Jefferies. The Daily Mirror, 25th April 2014
Gay men have a big problem with camp, understandably. But prejudice is corrosive, wherever it comes from.
Written by Owen Jones. The Guardian, 20th April 2014
Alan's globe full of booze has been the cause and the subject of many a conversation.
Written by Danny Walker. The Daily Record, 28th March 2014
Nipping in a week ahead of his big Friday night rival Graham Norton, Alan Carr (left) kicks off a new series of lippy chat and louche one-liners by inviting Ricky Gervais and Jessica Hynes to lock comedy horns. Those two can give as good as they get, so it could be a riot. Calming things down will be Gary Barlow, continuing on his highly successful solo comeback with new single Since I Saw You Last.
With The Graham Norton Show not due back on our screens until next month, here's a chance for Alan Carr to gain a ratings foothold in the Great Friday Night Chatshow Wars. The lineup for this returning episode of Chatty Man - Ricky Gervais and Gary Barlow - is a little underwhelming, but at least Gervais is bringing Muppets Most Wanted co-stars Kermit The Frog and his identical nemesis Constantine along for some felt fun. Barlow's contribution sounds less enticing: a performance of his new soft-rock single, Since I Saw You Last.
Alan Carr, who lives in London with his partner Paul and their Irish setters Bev and Joyce, talks drinks, Muppets, and pulling strings to get A-list Hollywood star guests on his show...
Written by Martina Fowler. TV Choice, 18th March 2014
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