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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
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.