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Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Format Chat show
Directed by Chris Howe
Presented by Alan Carr
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 11
No. of episodes 103 (as of 18 October 2013)
Executive producer(s) Andrew Beint
Addison Cresswell
Producer(s) Open Mike Productions
Jon Holman
Location(s) The London Studios
Running time 50–80 minutes
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 14 June 2009 (2009-06-14) – present
Related shows The Sunday Night Project
The Justin Lee Collins Show
Alan Carr's Specstacular
External links

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (also simply known as Chatty Man) is a BAFTA award-winning[1] British comedy chat show presented by comedian Alan Carr. The show features interviews with celebrity guests, sketches, topical chat and music.

The show was first on as two pilots in late May 2009; it proved popular with the public and was commissioned for a series. The first episode drew in a total of 2.15 million viewers. To date, the show has broadcast 9 series and 82 episodes. Carr has signed a new deal worth £4 million, which will keep the show on air to 2014, spanning another four more series.[2] The ninth series consisted of 14 episodes, making it the longest series to date. A new series began airing on 1 March 2013. In 2013, Carr signed a two-year contract extension with Channel 4, the exclusive deal will see him staying at the channel until 2015 in a new deal worth £4 million.[3]

In continental Europe and Scandinavia, Alan Carr: Chattyman is shown on BBC Entertainment a week behind the UK. Old episodes are currently being aired on 4Music.[4]


A structural difference from other British chat shows is that while the guests for each episode of Chatty Man all tape on the same day, there is rarely any on-screen interaction between the guests. A guest will be introduced and be interviewed, and then they are almost always gone when the next guest comes out. An advantage to this taping process is the fact that Carr is able to pretape interviews with certain guests. If a particular guest is unavailable to be interviewed on the chosen week, an interview can be pre-taped and slotted in during the next week's editing. Often, at the end of a series, the final episode can be made up of three pretaped interviews (as well as a musical performance) taped earlier in that particular series' run, thus eliminating one tape date.


An interview with Marilyn Manson was recorded in mid 2009, however, due to Manson's drunkenness, plans to air the interview were scrapped.[5]

Lily Allen was slated to appear on the show for an interview and to perform with Professor Green, but she ended up pulling out at the last minute for medical reasons, along with Green. Due to this being her second time pulling out of Chatty Man, Alan Carr publicly berated her on the Web.[6]


Overnight ratings are taken from Digital Spy[7] and will be replaced if official ratings are released from BARB.[8] Official ratings may include Channel 4 +1 if available.

Series 1

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
Filmed in May Pilot 1 Jerry Springer, Denise van Outen and Robert Webb[9] Pet Shop Boys performed "Did You See Me Coming?" N/A
Filmed in May Pilot 2 Ronnie Corbett, Joanna Page, Gok Wan and Noisettes[9][10] Noisettes performed "Don't Upset the Rhythm" N/A
14 June 2009 1 Bruce Forsyth, Ross Kemp, Heather Graham and Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys performed "Did You See Me Coming?"
21 June 2009 2 Samuel L. Jackson, Ivana Trump and Katy Perry Katy Perry performed "Waking Up in Vegas"
28 June 2009 3 Jerry Springer, Martina Navratilova and The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas performed "I Gotta Feeling"
Under 1.44
5 July 2009 4 David Walliams, Dawn French, Kirstie Allsopp, Phil Spencer and La Roux La Roux performed "Bulletproof"
12 July 2009 5 Fern Britton, Sarah Harding, Kanye West and Mr. Hudson Mr. Hudson and Kanye West performed "Supernova"
19 July 2009 6 Jonathan Ross, Denise van Outen, Mickey Rourke and JLS JLS performed "Beat Again"
26 July 2009 7 Rupert Everett, Barbara Windsor, Kevin Bishop and The Enemy The Enemy performed "Be Somebody"
Under 1.51
2 August 2009 8 Shane Warne, Patsy Kensit, Gok Wan and Calvin Harris Calvin Harris performed "Ready for the Weekend"
Under 1.45
9 August 2009 9 Peter Andre, Natalie Imbruglia, Frank Skinner and Noisettes Noisettes performed "Wild Young Hearts"
16 August 2009 10 Jack Dee, Amanda Holden, Alan Dale and Pixie Lott Pixie Lott performed "Boys and Girls"

Series 2

A second series began airing on 19 November 2009.[11] A Christmas and New Year's special were confirmed and aired in December.

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
19 November 2009 1 Simon Pegg, Noel Fielding and Mariah Carey Mariah Carey performed "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Under 1.59
26 November 2009 2 Ruth Jones and James Corden, Chris Moyles, Westlife and Alesha Dixon Alesha Dixon performed "The Light"
3 December 2009 3 Kate Hudson, David Mitchell, Sharon Osbourne and Chipmunk and Talay Riley Chipmunk and Talay Riley performed "Look For Me"
Under 1.56
10 December 2009 4 Michael McIntyre, Chris Evans and Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus performed "Party in the U.S.A."
17 December 2009 5 Bette Midler, Johnny Vegas and JLS JLS performed "One Shot" feat. The Back Blue Boys
Under 1.64
22 December 2009 6 (Christmas Special) Cilla Black, Justin Lee Collins, Eoghan Quigg, David Walliams, Christopher Biggins, Abigail Clancy and The Saturdays The Saturdays performed "Ego" and "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
29 December 2009 7 (New Year's/Hogmanay Special) Davina McCall, Catherine Tate, David Tennant and Spandau Ballet Spandau Ballet performed "Gold"

Series 3

A new series began on 4 February 2010 for 8 episodes. The first episode was taped on 27 January, according to Sro Audiences.[12]

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
4 February 2010 1 Ricky Gervais, Katie Price, Vinnie Jones and Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae performed "Paris Nights/New York Mornings"
11 February 2010 2 Daryl Hannah, Nicholas Hoult, Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer and Mika Mika performed "Blame it on the Girls"
Under 1.78
18 February 2010 3 Alex Reid, Jimmy Carr, Janice Dickinson and Kesha Kesha performed "Blah Blah Blah"
25 February 2010 4 Courtney Love, Steve Jones and Rihanna Rihanna performed "Rude Boy"
Under 1.87
4 March 2010 5 Ant & Dec, John Barrowman, Jo Frost and Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding performed "Starry Eyed"
Under 1.71
11 March 2010 6 Lindsay Lohan, Torvill and Dean, Frankie Boyle and Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige performed "I Am"
Under 1.80
18 March 2010 7 Miranda Hart, Russell Howard, Justin Bieber, David Haye and Florence and the Machine Florence and The Machine performed "Dog Days Are Over"
Under 1.85
25 March 2010 8 Kim Cattrall, Boy George and N-Dubz N-Dubz performed "Say It's Over"
Under 1.82

Series 4

Series 4 premiered on 20 June 2010 for a 12-episode run.

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
20 June 2010 1 Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson, Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Plan B Plan B performed "Prayin"
27 June 2010 2 Katie Price and Alex Reid, James Corden and Enrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias performed "I Like It"
4 July 2010 3 Shakira, Louie Spence, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Xavier Samuel and Kelis Kelis performed "4th of July (Fireworks)"
11 July 2010 4 Grace Jones, Gok Wan and JLS JLS performed "The Club Is Alive"
18 July 2010 5 John Bishop, Jared Leto and Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue performed "All The Lovers" and "Get Outta My Way"
25 July 2010 6 Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Ulrika Jonsson, Joanna Page and Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters performed "Running Out"
1 August 2010 7 Alice Cooper, David Walliams and The Saturdays The Saturdays performed ""Missing You""
8 August 2010 8 Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait, Olly Murs, Jason Manford, Alex Jones and Tinchy Stryder Tinchy Stryder performed "In My System"
15 August 2010 9 Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver and Alexandra Burke Alexandra Burke performed "Start Without You"
22 August 2010 10 Drew Barrymore, Gary and Danielle Lineker, Phill Jupitus and Goldfrapp Goldfrapp performed "Believer"
29 August 2010 11 Whoopi Goldberg, Jedward, Kim Cattrall and McFly McFly performed "Party Girl"
5 September 2010 12 Paul O'Grady, Davina McCall, Katy Perry and Brandon Flowers Brandon Flowers performed "Crossfire", Katy Perry performed "Teenage Dream"

Series 5

Series 5 began on 13 December 2010 and includes 3 Christmas/New Year's specials.[13]

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
13 December 2010 1 David Hasselhoff, Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess and Cee Lo Green Cee Lo Green performed "It's OK"
20 December 2010 2 Michael McIntyre, Stacey Solomon, Shaun Ryder and Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole performed "Promise This" and "The Flood"
26 December 2010 3 (Christmas Special) Chris Evans, Mickey Rourke, Catherine Tate and The Wanted The Wanted performed "Lose My Mind"
2 January 2011 4 (New Years Special) Matt Lucas, Dame Edna Everage and McFly McFly performed "Nowhere Left to Run"
17 January 2011 5 Jonathan Ross, Kevin Bridges, Jack Whitehall and Adele Adele performed "Rolling in the Deep"
24 January 2011 6 James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kerry Katona and Jamiroquai Jamiroquai performed "Lifeline"
31 January 2011 7 Billie Piper, Usher, Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Sinead Keenan and Duran Duran Duran Duran performed "All You Need Is Now"
7 February 2011 8 Juliette Lewis, Dermot O'Leary, Miranda Hart and The Streets The Streets performed "Going Through Hell"
14 February 2011 9 Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Mack and JLS JLS performed "Eyes Wide Shut"
21 February 2011 10 Jo Brand, Tom Hardy, Amy Childs, Mark Wright, Sam Faiers, James Argent, Nanny Pat, and Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding performed "Lights"

Series 6

Series 6 moved to Friday nights beginning on 17 June 2011.

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
17 June 2011 1 Jonathan Ross, David Haye and Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez performed "I'm into You"
24 June 2011 2 Elle Macpherson, Bruce Forsyth, Louis Walsh, Wonderland and Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs performed "Little Shocks"
1 July 2011 3 Thandie Newton, Ben Miller, Jo Frost, Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye Beady Eye performed "The Beat Goes On"
8 July 2011 4 Eddie Izzard, Chris Moyles, Prof. Brian Cox and Hard-Fi Hard-Fi performed
15 July 2011 5 Matt Smith, David, Taylor Ann and Hayley Hasselhoff, JLS and Miles Kane Miles Kane performed "Inhaler"
22 July 2011 6 Mathew Horne, Denise Welch, Sherrie Hewson, Carol McGiffin, Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and The Kooks The Kooks performed "Is It Me?"
29 July 2011 7 Bradley Cooper, Stephen Merchant, One Direction and Will Young Will Young performed "Jealousy"
5 August 2011 8 Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Jessie J Jessie J performed "Who's Laughing Now"

Series 7

Series 7 moved back to Sunday nights beginning on 30 October.

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
30 October 2011 1 Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Matt Cardle Matt Cardle performed "Letters"
6 November 2011 2 Dermot O'Leary, David Walliams, Westlife, Mary J. Blige and The Saturdays The Saturdays performed "My Heart Takes Over"
13 November 2011 3 Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland, Terry Wogan, Tinie Tempah and Kasabian Kasabian performed "Re-Wired"
20 November 2011 4 Dannii Minogue, Peter Kay and Lady Gaga Lady Gaga performed "Marry The Night"
27 November 2011 5 Lee Evans, Bear Grylls and One Direction One Direction performed "What Makes You Beautiful"
4 December 2011 6 Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis, Vernon Kay, Alesha Dixon, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran performed "Lego House"
25 December 2011 7 (Christmas Special) David Walliams, Ruth Jones, Jedward and Steps Steps performed a medley of "One for Sorrow", "Deeper Shade of Blue" and "Tragedy"

Series 8

Series 8 began on 27 April 2012

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
27 April 2012 1 The Saturdays, Jimmy Carr, Tulisa Contostavlos and Paul Weller Paul Weller performed "The Attic"
4 May 2012 2 Eddie Izzard, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, Mark Francis, Millie Mackintosh, Ollie Locke, Francesca Hull, Jamie Laing, Morgana Robinson, Terry Mynott and Gossip Gossip performed "Move in the Right Direction"
11 May 2012 3 Supreme Leader Admiral General Aladeen of Wadiya, Ray Winstone, Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Rebecca Ferguson Rebecca Ferguson performed "Glitter & Gold"
18 May 2012 4 Ashleigh and Pudsey, Kim Kardashian, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dr. Christian Jessen, Dr. Dawn Harper and Nelly Furtado Nelly Furtado performed "Big Hoops"
25 May 2012 5 John Bishop, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Plan B Plan B performed "iLL Manors"
1 June 2012 6 Michael McIntyre, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs performed "I Predict a Riot"

Series 9

The ninth series of the show premiered on Friday 14 September 2012, for a 14-episode run.

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
14 September 2012 1 Gok Wan, Adam Hills, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Alex Brooker, Jody Cundy and Pink Pink performed "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
21 September 2012 2 Matt Smith, Kelly Osbourne, Jack Whitehall, Greg McHugh, Joe Thomas, Zawe Ashton, Charlotte Ritchie, Kimberley Nixon, Jonnie Peacock and Example. Example performed "Say Nothing"
28 September 2012 3 Jessie J, One Direction, Kevin McCloud and Alicia Keys Alicia Keys performed "New Day"
5 October 2012 4 Paddy McGuinness, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Kimberley Walsh, Nicky Byrne, Louis Smith, Jerry Hall and Conor Maynard Conor Maynard performed "Turn Around"
12 October 2012 5 Cheryl Cole, Dara Ó Briain, McFly and Leona Lewis Leona Lewis performed "Trouble"
26 October 2012 6 Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Brook and JLS JLS performed "Hottest Girl in the World"
2 November 2012 7 Nicki Minaj, Sophie McShera, Rob James-Collier, Ed Speleers, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Nicole Scherzinger and Paloma Faith Paloma Faith performed "Never Tear Us Apart"
9 November 2012 8 Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Doherty, Taylor Swift, The Wanted and The Killers The Killers performed "Miss Atomic Bomb"
16 November 2012 9 Julia Davis, John Bishop, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora Rita Ora performed "Shine Ya Light"
23 November 2012 10 Rhod Gilbert, Paul O'Grady and Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher performed "AKA... What a Life!"
30 November 2012 11 Kevin Bridges, Dermot O'Leary, David Walliams and Lawson Lawson performed "Taking Over Me"
7 December 2012 12 Michael McIntyre, Keith Lemon, and Daley feat. Jessie J Daley feat. Jessie J performed "Remember Me"
14 December 2012 13 Davina McCall, Harry Hill, Jon Richardson, Olly Murs and Rebecca Ferguson Rebecca Ferguson performed "Shoulder to Shoulder"
21 December 2012 14 Gordon Ramsay, Ian McKellen, Miranda Hart and Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue performed "Come into My World"
25 December 2012 15 (Christmas Special) JLS, David Walliams, Hilary Devey and McFly McFly performed "Greatest Hits Medley/Rockin' Robin"

Series 10

The tenth series of the show premiered on 1 March 2013 and ran for twelve episodes.

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
1 March 2013 1 Jaime Winstone, Sue Perkins, Jack Dee, Melanie C, Dara Ó Briain and Robbie Williams Robbie Williams performed "Be a Boy"
8 March 2013 2 Ant & Dec, Joanna Lumley, Rylan Clark and The Vaccines The Vaccines performed "Bad Mood"
22 March 2013 3 Ryan Reynolds, Gregg Wallace, John Torode and The Saturdays feat. Sean Paul The Saturdays feat. Sean Paul performed "What About Us"
29 March 2013 4 Russell Brand, Jools Holland, Terry Mynott and Tom Odell Tom Odell performed "Hold Me"
12 April 2013 5 Brian Cox, Anna Friel, Paul Gascoigne and Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy performed "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark"
19 April 2013 6 Bill Bailey, Jennifer Saunders, Charlie Brooks and Fun Fun performed "All Alone"
26 April 2013 7 Sarah Millican, Danny Dyer, JLS and Laura Mvula Laura Mvula performed "That's Alright"
3 May 2013 8 Bruce Forsyth, Steve Coogan, Jo Brand, Seann Walsh and Little Mix Little Mix performed "How Ya Doin'?"
10 May 2013 9 David Gandy, Amanda Holden, Rob Brydon and Jessie Ware Jessie Ware performed "Imagine It Was Us"
17 May 2013 10 Rod Stewart, Dawn O'Porter, Jamie Laing, Francis Boulle, Ollie Locke, Binky Felstead, Lucy Watson, Andy Jordan and Miles Kane Miles Kane performed "Don't Forget Who You Are" N/A
24 May 2013 11 Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Ed Helms, Helen Flanagan, Stephen Graham and Olly Murs Olly Murs performed "Dear Darlin'"
31 May 2013 12 Clare Balding, Demi Lovato, Danny O'Donoghue, Tom Jones and Mark Owen Mark Owen performed "Stars"

Series 11

The eleventh series of the show will begin on 30 August 2013. The show will celebrate its 100th episode in September.

Date Episode number Guests Performance Ratings
30 August 2013 1 Lee Evans, Keeley Hawes, Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Duncan Bannatyne, Kelly Hoppen, Sharon Osbourne and Rizzle Kicks Rizzle Kicks performed "Lost Generation"
6 September 2013 2 David Walliams, Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Kirstie Allsopp, Phil Spencer and Mutya Keisha Siobhan Mutya Keisha Siobhan performed "Flatline"
13 September 2013 3 Sean Lock, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus performed "We Can't Stop"
20 September 2013 4 (80s Special) Matthew Fox, Suggs, Jools Holland and Jessie J Jessie J performed "It's My Party"
27 September 2013 5 (100th episode Special) David Haye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna Rihanna performed "What Now"
Justin Timberlake performed "Take Back the Night"
4 October 2013 6 Tess Daly, Ben Cohen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Julien Macdonald, Abbey Clancy, James McAvoy, David Mitchell and Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea performed "Change Your Life"
11 October 2013 7 Nicole Scherzinger, Johnny Knoxville, Gok Wan and OneRepublic OneRepublic performed "Counting Stars"
18 October 2013 8 Britney Spears, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mo Farah and Jake Bugg Jake Bugg performed "What Doesn't Kill You"
25 October 2013 9 Michael Sheen, Karl Pilkington, Amanda Holden, Jared Leto and Icona Pop Icona Pop performed a medley of "I Love It" and "All Night"
1 November 2013[14] 10 Tom Hiddleston, Joan Collins, James Corden and Tinie Tempah Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin performed "Children of the Sun"
8 November 2013[15] 11 Paul O'Grady, Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall and Robin Thicke Robin Thicke performed ""
15 November 2013[16] 12 Enrique Iglesias, Russell Brand, Adam Hills and The Wanted The Wanted performed ""
22 November 2013 13
29 November 2013 14
6 December 2013 15
13 December 2013 16
20 December 2013 17
27 December 2013 18

International broadcasts

  • In some of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland) Chatty Man is shown on BBC Entertainment, since September 2012.
  • In the Benelux-countries and Sweden "Chatty Man" is shown on OUTTV since summer 2012.
  • In continental Europe it is shown on BBC Entertainment on a weekly basis, a few weeks behind the original broadcast in the UK.
  • In Belgium it is shown on Acht also on a weekly basis and also a few weeks behind the original broadcast in the UK.
  • In Australia "Chatty Man" is on ABC 2, 9:30 Thursday nights.
  • In New Zealand, Chatty Mann is aired on TV One[17]
  • In Canada "Chatty Man" is shown on OUTTV.
  • In South Africa "Chatty Man" is shown on SABC 3 Saturdays 21.30.


External links

  • British Comedy Guide
  • The Official Alan Carr website
  • YouTube
  • Internet Movie Database
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