Alan Carr's Channel 4 Christmas show
5 November 2018 - 2:00 PM

Alan Carr's Channel 4 Christmas show

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Alan Carr is returning to Channel 4 for a new Christmas show.

The 42-year-old TV presenter will head back to the channel to host a special called "So This Is Christmas", two years after his "Chatty Man" show was dropped from the network.

A TV insider told The Sun's Bizarre TV column: "Although this doesn't carry the "Chatty Man" name, it's basically the same successful format in a Yuletide setting.

"Alan's Christmas specials have always proved hugely popular in the past, with viewers feeling they're actually a part of his festive party.

"But it might just leave one or two viewers pining for the days when he was on our screens virtually every week on Channel 4."

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The festive one-off is expected to include showbiz guests, music and high energy that used to feature on "Chatty Man" - which started off in 2009, scooped a BAFTA, two National Television Awards and welcomed high-profile guests such as Rihanna and Mariah Carey.

Despite giving the "Friday Night Project" star a two-year extension to his contract in 2013 - in which Alan signed a deal worth £4 million - Channel 4 bosses announced in 2016 that the 16th series of the show would be the last after ratings plummeted.

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At the time, Alan believed that he stood little chance against rival Graham Norton, because his guests weren't of the same calibre of his BBC competitors.

Alan said: "I just think that the art of the chat show has evolved, unless you can get the amazing guests all the time that Norton gets.

"Three guests a week and Channel 4, God love "em, extended it to 30 episodes - that's 90 guests who are relevant and people are interested in, up against the amazing Norton and Jonathan Ross.

"I've gone as far as I can with "Chatty Man"."

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