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"Let me tell you something about the Titanic: people forget that on the Titanic's maiden voyage there were over 1,000 miles of uneventful, very pleasurable cruising before it hit the iceberg," - just one of the many insights of wisdom Alan Partridge has given us.
The man has endured a strangely odd career. Firstly his run as a sports reporter for BBC Radio Four didn't get very far, however he was offered the chance to start his own radio chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge.
Eventually the show was transferred to television, but sadly only lasted seven episodes, ending with him shooting and killing guest Forbes McAllister and attacking Tony Hayers, Chief Commissioning Editor of BBC Television.
Soon after he was dropped by the BBC, and despite his efforts to pitch new and exciting show ideas he was forced to present a graveyard slot on local Norwich radio.
Things did improve, however, as he hosted Mid Morning Matters for North Norfolk Digital. He also released an autobiography called I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan, which detailed his career, mental breakdown and recovery.
But all of that is in the past - now, he's preparing for a return to the BBC.
Steve Coogan, a man who looks a lot like Alan Partridge and must know him, revealed that Alan will be back soon.
"Alan will be back on the BBC early next year, there will be a lot of Alan on TV next year," he told One Show hosts Alex Jones and Amol Rajan "I'm trying to do a leak to the press about it. He'll just be back on a show, it might be a bit like this. I'm here to do research."
This Coogan fella also commented on what it's like to know Alan, saying that he can be fairly annoying and someone you actually try to avoid now and again.
"I quite like Alan even though he's an idiot," he said. "But eventually you want to go away and leave him alone. It's like a relative you don't mind seeing at Christmas but you would't want to live with."
I think we can all agree that it's okay to hope that it's a show he suggested long ago: Monkey Tennis.
Or even Inner-City Sumo; that'd be the greatest thing ever.
Either way, there's no doubting we're all very excited for the return of Alan.
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