Alan is handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, a weekday magazine show. But can he capitalise on the opportunity?
Did You Know?
According to an article on Digital Spy, the series is "partly inspired by Piers Morgan
on Good Morning Britain
(2014)" and "the duo's dynamic shares more than a few similarities with Piers and Susanna Reid
". Morgan said the series "obviously mocks me and Susanna" and "Steve Coogan is trying to exact revenge on me because he now hates everything to do with newspapers... He's become a real moaning Minnie, hasn't he? All the press came out, 'It's all based on Piers Morgan
, there's a Susanna Reid
figure...' Ratings have halved week on week. Not just slipped by 10-20%, they're over 40% down. Literally, nobody is now watching. I watched it last night. I used to love Alan Partridge, he used to be hilarious, brilliant. It is now utterly unwatchable. Because Coogan has disappeared up his derrière, unfortunately." See more