Alan Carr: ‘Working in a call centre was good practise for Chatty Man!’

Alan Carr (opens in new tab) is gearing up for his new one-off, feature-length show Alan Carr’s Chatty Man Summer Special.

The presenter with the gift-of-the-gab will be chatting to Hollywood hunk Vin Diesel, Call the Midwife’s Miranda Hart, the stars of The Inbetweeners Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison, with a performance from Rizzle Kicks.

But despite the programme being ninety minutes long, Alan revealed to What’s on TV (opens in new tab), he’s up for the chatty challenge:

"I'm a chatty person and love meeting new people. Working in a call centre gave me really good practice at talking to anyone. I should do Chatty Man wearing a headset!”

The show, which will have a free-flowing supply of booze, will see Alan encouraging his guests to get involved in some fun and games.

He said: “There will be loads of alcohol! It’s the middle of the summertime we’re having lovely weather, let’s have fun.

“I always get involved and throw myself in. You can’t expect celebs to come on and not join in [yourself]. When you throw a party and people come round you want to be the hostess-with-the-mostess, don't you?"

Alan, 38, who will be talking to The Inbetweeners boys about their new road trip film The Inbetweeners 2, reminisced about an eventful holiday of his own in Mykonos.

Alan joked: "I've got loads of road trip stories. I once got so drunk on a holiday in Mykonos that I lost me shorts, and they got handed in at reception!

"I left my shorts in Mykonos and my heart in San Francisco!"

Watch Alan in action on Friday July 25th at 10pm on Channel 4. And Read Alan's interview with What’s on TV here (opens in new tab).

Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


As well as active involvement in the WTW family’s social media accounts, she has been known to get chatty on the red carpet and wander into the odd podcast. 

After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.