AS Alan Partridge fans know, the famous character has been on our TV screens for over 25 years. But what are Alan's best sayings and quotes and how come Steve Coogan even invented him? Let's get the lowdown... What are Alan Partridge's best sayings and quotes? When he described his appearance “My face was designed as a leisure accessory.” When he critiqued the art on display at his Travel Tavern “There’s never any graffiti in the hotel. Although in the Gents a couple of weeks a go I did see someone had drawn a lady’s part. Quite detailed. The guy obviously had talent.” When he gave his opinion on the capital of the UK “Go to London, I guarantee you’ll either be mugged or not appreciated. Catch the train to London, stopping at Rejection, Disappointment, Backstabbing Central and Shattered Dreams Parkway.” When he spoke about class “Two fat ladies, 88! Not that you’d find these ladies at a bingo hall, of course… … [Read more...] about What are Alan Partridge’s best quotes and sayings, when did Steve Coogan invent him and what gave him the idea?
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CORONATION Street's Alan Halsall was sent a potato by a secret admirer on Valentine's Day. The 36-year-old actor is desperate to track down who sent the spud as a romantic gesture on February 14. He shared a picture of the raw item of vegetable, which had the words "You are a-peel-ing" written on it, on his Instagram Story. He captioned the post: "So im wondering if anyone is going to come forward and admit sending me this valentines?" He added: "(I love it by the way)." Alongside the potato Alan also received a card. It read: "Yep, you just received a potato. Congraulations "You must be very important." Alan - who is best known for playing Tyrone Dobbs in the longstanding ITV soap - is currently single. He split from his ex-wife Lucy-Jo Hudson in May last year after nine years of marriage. The former couple have daughter Sienna-Rae together. Alan often shares sweet pictures of him and his daughter on his micro blogging site to gush over his little one. The Sun Online … [Read more...] about Lonely Alan Halsall received a potato on Valentines Day and now he’s desperate to track down the sender
PUBLISHED: 18:30 24 January 2019 David Vincent The Stonham Barns `dragons[', Dr Dan Poulter, Alan Forward and Jonathan Few. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Lucy Taylor Photography A new Dragons’ Den-style competition is launching in Suffolk - offering the winner a £5,000 prize - and premises - to give a local entrepreneur a boost. Stonham Barns, leisure, entertainment and shopping at Stonham Aspal. Picture: STONHAM BARNSAlan Forward, who owns Stonham Barns, has pledged to invest £5,000 in the winning business and offer the first six months in a retail unit at the venue if they can persuade a three-strong panel of judges they deserve the prize.Alongside Mr Forward, the other judges of the Stonham Barns Entrepreneur Challenge include Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, and Jonathan Few, who runs JT Few Ltd, a family plant hire and aggregates business in Great Blakenham.Competitors have until March 15 to get their … [Read more...] about Suffolk start-ups invited to pitch their ideas
Video PUBLISHED: 17:59 17 January 2019 Stuart Watson New Ipswich Town signing Alan Judge speaks to the media ahead of Saturday's game at Blackburn. Photo: Ross Halls Archant Ipswich Town have signed midfielder Alan Judge from Brentford little under three years after he suffered a multiple leg break injury at Portman Road. Here’s what he had to say at his first press conference as Blues player. Alan Judge has signed for Ipswich Town until the end of the season, with the club holding the option of extending the deal by 12 months. Photo: ITFCQ: What made Ipswich Town an attractive proposition for you? A lot of players may not have fancied it, given the current position...A: It’s Championship football. I spoke to the manager and straightaway he was very enthusiastic. There were one or two other Championship clubs who wanted to get in on the deal but I’d given my word to Paul and that’s what made me come here.I wasn’t … [Read more...] about Big interview: Alan Judge on injury comeback, Hyam and rebuilding his career at Ipswich
PUBLISHED: 12:32 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:32 29 November 2013 Alex Bellotti Nina Stibbe's 'Love, Nina' Archant Nina Stibbe’s new book reveals hilarious details of life in 1980s Gloucester Crescent "To me, they weren’t quite famous in the right way,” she laughs. “I was more interested in Spandau Ballet, they were who I’d have associated with ‘celebrity’." - Nina Stibbe It’s never been scientifically proven, but there’s something about Christmas that attracts a very British brand of nostalgia. It’s the reason why pantomime has survived so long, the reason we can’t resist Love Actually despite our best intentions.More to the point, it’s the reason many are touting Nina Stibbe to have a rather successful yuletide.“It’s the Alan Bennett effect,” she suspects, remarking on the … [Read more...] about Letters reveal everyday lives of Alan Bennett and friends