Steve Coogan has revealed which current broadcaster he thinks is most like Alan Partridge.
The actor is known for his portrayal of the socially inept and politically incorrect media personality he has played in several television shows as well as the 2013 film Alan Partridge: Alpha Dad.
At a performance on BBC breakfastCoogan spoke about his beloved role.
“Almost every presenter has had a Partridge moment, and I sort of tie it all together and throw it in this big bucket that says Partridge and then choke it out,” Coogan host Naga Munchetty said of his inspiration behind the character.
When asked which current broadcaster he thinks most closely resembles Partridge, the actor took a moment to think.
“I suppose if you merge Richard Madeley with Piers Morgan, you could get close to what Partridge is right now,” Coogan said.
The actor further justified his response, adding, “I think Alan likes to think of himself as innovative, edgy and relevant.”
In response to presenter Charlie Stayt’s comment that being named the inspiration for Partridge had “become a badge of honor,” Coogan agreed that viewers are now “more likely to like the character.”
“Yeah, I think even though he started out as a buffoon, people tend to like him more now…they have a certain affection for him. Although misguided and misinformed, he is not evil or evil. He’s trying to do the right thing,” Coogan said.
“I think people who laugh at Partridge see that an incompetent uncle or their parents’ generation is doing something wrong.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/steve-coogan-alan-partridge-piers-morgan-richard-madeley-b2067361.html Steve Coogan reveals which broadcaster he considers a “modern day Alan Partridge”.