THE Radio Times has confirmed that comedian Steve Coogan will return to the BBC as Alan Partridge, ‘The Voice of Brexit’.
This versatile actor and comedian from Manchester has appeared in numerous radio and TV shows as well as a number of movies including his own Alpha Papa playing his well-meaning but mainly misunderstood spoof presenter Alan Partridge.
It Is 15 years since his last show for the BBC but his Partridge character who descended from the heights of his own TV talk show to Norwich Radio is now going to return to Auntie’s bosom.
According to Coogan, Alan would have been a great supporter of Brexit because his favourite right wing paper told him to how to vote. Now considered a ‘Little Englander’ he will bring the voice of the people back to the BBC.
He tries very hard to do the right thing, but so often and in innocence he does the opposite, appearing sexist, bigoted and simply stupid but if Coogan can get back into character, there will be plenty of laughs for an audience anxious to see the funny side of what is a very serious matter.