Alan Carr teases "amazing" new Friday night show following Chatty Man axe

Published Monday, Oct 17 2016, 16:44 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Alan Carr's Chatty Man may be coming to the end of its run, but that doesn't mean we'll be seeing any less of Alan...

Oh, no! Alan has teased that he'll be back on our screens on a Friday night with an "amazing" new show up his sleeve.

Alan Carr on This Morning, ITV
17 October


He revealed that he has already bagged a new show on Channel 4 during an appearance on This Morning, prompting Phillip Schofield to joke: "What am I going to drink?"

Chatty Man was renowned for supplying the odd alcoholic beverages to its guests while being interviewed by Alan, but reports surfaced recently suggesting the show has now been axed by Channel 4. According to Daily Mail, Channel 4 have made no final decisions on the future of Chatty Man, but Alan seemed to confirm live on air that it will come to an end.

He joked that he had to be careful what he wrote about celebrities in his new book, Alanography, as he still had a chat show to do and they could potentially appear as guests.

But when Phil quipped that it wouldn't be Chatty Man, Alan said: "No, I've got a new show. This one is eight o'clock on a Friday night and it's going to be amazing."

Alan was then asked why there isn't going to be any more Chatty Man series and he replied: "With chat shows, yeah, it's been sixteen series and I've got this amazing two year deal with Channel 4 where I can do whatever I want, I don't want when this ends, end of next year, all I've done in the two years is a chat show. I want to try new things.

"Let's try something different. You know what it's like booking guests on a Wednesday, three guests every Wednesday... it's getting harder and harder."

Alan Carr and Phillip Schofield on Chatty Man, Channel 4

© Channel 4/Supplied by WENN

Phil then chose to rehash those Great British Bake Off rumours, despite Alan previously ruling himself out as host when the show moves to Channel 4.

He asked Alan: "Can you bake?"

Alan responded: "Just because I look like I eat cake doesn't mean... I don't know, can you see me on Bake Off?" That's not a total denial like last time round, is it?

Alan had previously told Heat magazine: "Can I just say, I haven't been linked to it, well I have but... everyone keeps asking me. I don't love the show as much as everyone else."

"I know I look like I eat a lot of cakes but it don't mean I want to be in that tent," he joked. "Someone would love that job... I feel I'd be taking a job away from someone."

GBBO hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins announced their exit from the show in September. They revealed they wouldn't be following Bake Off to Channel 4 out of loyalty to the BBC.

Mary Berry has also quit as judge, while Paul Hollywood will continue as a judge on Bake Off, after signing a three year deal with Channel 4.

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