Alan Carr: Chatty Man

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Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Genre Chat show
Directed by Chris Howe
Presented by Alan Carr
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 15
No. of episodes 170 (as of 25 December 2015) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Andrew Beint
Addison Cresswell
Producer(s) Open Mike Productions
Jon Holman
Location(s) The London Studios
Running time 50–80 minutes
Original network Channel 4
Original release 14 June 2009 (2009-06-14) – present
Related shows The Sunday Night Project
The Justin Lee Collins Show
Alan Carr's Specstacular
External links

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (also simply known as Chatty Man) is a BAFTA award-winning[1] British comedy chat show presented by comedian Alan Carr. The show features interviews with celebrity guests, sketches, topical chat and music.

The show was first on as two pilots in late May 2009; it proved popular with the public and was commissioned for a series. The first episode drew in a total of 2.15 million viewers. To date, the show has broadcast 15 series and 170 episodes. The eleventh series consisted of 18 episodes, making it the longest series to date. A new series began airing on 30 August 2013. In 2013, Carr signed a two-year contract extension with Channel 4. The exclusive deal will see him staying at the channel until 2015 in a new deal worth £4 million.[2]

In continental Europe and Scandinavia, Alan Carr: Chatty Man is shown on BBC Entertainment a week behind the UK. Old episodes are being aired on 4Music.[3]


A structural difference from other British chat shows is that while the guests for each episode of Chatty Man all film on the same day, there is rarely any on-screen interaction between the guests. A guest will be introduced and be interviewed, and then they are almost always gone when the next guest comes out. An advantage to this process is that Carr is able to pre-tape interviews with certain guests. If a particular guest is unavailable to be interviewed on the chosen week, an interview can be pre-taped and slotted in during the next week's editing. Often, at the end of a series, the final episode can be made up of three pre-taped interviews (as well as a musical performance) filmed earlier in that particular series' run, thus eliminating one tape date.


An interview with Marilyn Manson was recorded in mid-2009, however, due to Manson's drunkenness, plans to air the interview were scrapped.[4]

In July 2010, Lily Allen was slated to appear on the show for an interview and to perform with Professor Green, but she ended up pulling out at the last minute for medical reasons, along with Green. Due to this being her second time pulling out of Chatty Man, Carr berated her in front of his audience before filming. She later apologised to him on Twitter.[5]


International broadcasts[edit]

  • In some Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland), Chatty Man is shown on BBC Entertainment since September 2012 and BBC Brit since May 2015
  • In the Benelux-countries and Sweden, Chatty Man is shown on OUTTV.
  • In continental Europe, it is shown on BBC Entertainment on a weekly basis, a few weeks behind the original broadcast in the UK.
  • In Belgium, it is shown on Acht, weekly, a few weeks behind the original UK broadcast.
  • In Australia, it is shown on BBC UKTV,[6] with rebroadcasts on ABC.
  • In New Zealand, Chatty Man is aired on TV One[7]
  • In Canada, it is shown on OUTTV.
  • In South Africa, it is shown on SABC 3 on Saturdays.


  1. ^ "TV Choice Best Entertainment Award". 7 September 2010. Archived from the original on 12 September 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Eames, Tom (11 April 2013). "Alan Carr signs new two-year deal with Channel 4". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "show: Alan Carr: Chatty Man". 4Music. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Information on Alan and Marilyn Manson". 13 July 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Alan Carr hits out at Lily Allen after she pulls out of his chat show over illness". Daily Mail. 8 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Alan Carr: Chatty Man". BBC Worldwide Australia. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Alan Carr Chatty Man". Television New Zealand. 

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