Alan Partridge is now a blend of Piers Morgan and Richard Madeley, says Steve Coogan

Alan Partridge is now a blend of Piers Morgan and Richard Madeley, says Steve Coogan

Alan Partridge has long been one of the most well-known comic inventions in the United Kingdom, and the greatest broadcaster from North Norfolk has changed a lot since he was first introduced 30 years ago.

Steve Coogan, who created the character, has now revealed what motivates him whenever he plays it, as well as which celebrities he believes most closely resemble Partridge in real life.

According to him, who are the most like Partridge in 2022? Richard Madeley and Piers Morgan.

“Almost every presenter has had a Partridge moment,” he said during an interview with BBC Breakfast.

When asked by presenter Naga Muchetty who most resembled the character now, he replied: “I suppose if you fused Richard Madeley with Piers Morgan you might get close to who Partridge is at the moment.”

He added: “I think Alan likes to think of himself as cutting edge and edgy and relevant.”

“He started out as a buffoon… there’s a bit of affection for him now. Although he’s misguided and ill-informed, he’s not nasty, he’s not wicked. He tries to do the right thing.

“I think people see a slightly inept uncle or their parents’ generation getting things wrong.”

Patridge has been likened to Madeley on multiple occasions.

In fact, if you compare any of Madeley’s quotes to some of Patridge’s, it’s difficult to tell them apart.

Madeley has previously stated that he doesn’t mind if people make jokes about him, but he believes that some of the similarities to the comedic persona are unjust.

Before the shows Knowing Me, Knowing You, I’m Alan Partridge and This Time with Alan Partridge, Partridge first appeared on television in the 1994 series The Day Today.


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