Who is Alan Carr, is he joining Strictly 2019 and who’s the Chatty Man’s husband?
8th March 2022

ALAN Carr has risen to stardom over the last decade, cementing himself as one of Britain's leading chat show hosts and TV presenters.

Here's everything you need to know about the Chatty Man who is back on our screens with the third season of Interior Design Masters on BBC One.

Who is Alan Carr?

Alan Carr, 45, was born on June 14, 1976, and is an English comedian and TV star.

He was born in Weymouth, Dorset, and spent most of his childhood in Northampton before moving in his early 20s to Manchester, where he began his comedy career.

The Chatty Man's breakthrough was in 2001, winning the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC Best New Stand Up Awards.

In the years that followed, his career flourished on the Manchester comedy circuit before he shot to fame hosting The Friday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins.

Despite sharing the same last name, and the fact they are both comedians, he has no relation to Jimmy Carr.


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What TV shows has Alan Carr been in?

After the success of the Friday Night Project, he went solo and hosted Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong in 2008.

Following this, he fronted his own comedy chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, which aired on Channel 4 between 2009 and 2016.

He has also done three successful stand-up arena tours: Tooth Fairy Live (2007), Spexy Beast Live (2011) and Yap, Yap, Yap! (2015).

Alan also appeared on the Celebrity edition of the Great British Bake Off in March 2018 on Channel 4 which was in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

A big dog lover, he presented Channel 4's coverage of Crufts 2018 – appearing alongside Clare Balding – the pair also made a cameo in Hollyoaks.

On March 21, 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that he would be back on TV with new ITV series Singalong: The Show.

In August 2018 The Sun's Bizzare column exclusively revealed that he will host a reboot of Bruce Forsyth's classic game show Play Your Cards Right on ITV.

In 2019, he was confirmed as the first star to be offered a spot on the 2019 series of Strictly, but did not take the offer on.

Who is Alan Carr dating and does he have any children?

Alan Carr is currently single and does not have any children.

The TV star went through a divorce early this year in January.

Since then it looks like he is focusing on work and recovering from his break up.

Who is Alan's estranged husband Paul Drayton?

On January 19, 2018, Alan revealed to The Sun he had secretly tied the knot with his fiancé Paul Drayton.

Paul placed an engagement ring in the Channel 4 star’s dessert — and unsuspecting Alan mistook it for a dislodged filling when he bit into it.

The Chatty Man host and Paul, who have been together for ten years, got married in front of just four guests in a tiny US ceremony.

However, in January 2022, the couple announced to the world they were separating following the news of Drayton drink-driving charges.

They were together for 13 years.

A source said:"They have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go their separate ways. We request that their privacy is respected at this sensitive time".

What is Alan Carr's net worth?

Alan has a reported net worth of £7.6 million.

The comedian has made money from his TV appearances and shows, his tours and also from book sales.

Alan currently resides in the village of Aldington, near Folkestone in his £2.7 million pound house.

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