Alan Carr Profile

Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award for Stand-up as well as CityLife Best Newcomer of the Year in 2001, Alan Carr has become one of the hottest comedy stars in Britain. The success of the first series of his own chat show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, in the summer of 2009, led to Channel 4 commissioning a further three series’ as well as a 2009 Christmas Special.

Alan's three-year working partnership with his Sunday Night Project co-host, Justin Lee Collins, came to an amicable end in 2009 with both Alan and Justin off to pursue solo projects. "It was an amazing show," said Alan, "but there comes a time in a man’s life when you have to step away from the leotard and stilettos and move on."

Elsewhere on the telly, Alan's inimitable Channel 4 quiz show, Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong first aired in 2008 and on Red Nose Day 2009 Alan co-presented Comic Relief on BBC One as well as joining the Men's Team for Comic Relief Does The Apprentice, alongside Jonathan Ross, Gerald Ratner, Gok Wan and Jack Dee. His team lost and Alan was fired (or as Alan Sugar put it "I'm doing you a favour").

Son of one-time Northampton Town FC player and later manager, Alan Carr sportingly took on the Arsenal ladies team in 2008 in aid of Comic Relief.

Alan's been described as "the spiritual son of Frankie Howerd" (City Life). His formative years were spent working in a supermarket as well as a call centre for lost and stolen credit cards.

Born in Weymouth, Alan grew up in Northampton before moving to Manchester.  He has a BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies, graduating with a 2:1 from Middlesex University.

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