Alan Partridge is back on the BBC with a brand new TV show and it sounds hilarious

ALAN PARTRIDGE is back with a new BBC show ‘This Time With Alan Partridge’ and it sounds hilarious.

The new show is set to hit TV screens later this year (a quarter of a century after Steve Coogan’s BBC debut).

The show will follow Alan as he’s handed a career lifeline – the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, an evening weekday magazine show.

His first return to live television since his 90s chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You was cancelled after a guest was fatally shot on air, This Time is the perfect shop window for a man of Alan’s gravitas and will, or should, see him finally recognised as one of the heavyweight broadcasters of his era.

Alan Partridge is back on your TV screens! Photo: BBC

The show itself is a heady mix of consumer affairs, current affairs, viewer interaction, highbrow interview and lightweight froth; very much the sweet spots for a man whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday local radio.

And with an array of diverse subjects on the agenda, it promises the perfect fit for a man whose broadcasting style has been described as ‘equidistant between chitchat and analysis.’

Joining Coogan on the sofa will be Susannah Fielding as his female co-presenter Jennie Gresham, and Tim Key as Simon ‘formerly Sidekick Simon’ Denton.

The six 30 minute episodes will air on BBC One later this year.

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