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Published on Aug 19, 2015
Spawned during a breakdown recognised as iconic by British comedy fans, Alan Partridge’s TV idea of Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank has finally been made a reality!
Alan Partridge, the fictional character created by Steve Coogan, famously came up with the idea in the classic series ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ 18 years ago. Alan came up with increasingly odd ideas for TV shows, including Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank and pitched them to a fictional BBC boss during a breakdown that has become an iconic moment in British TV history.
Last week, Alan Partridge fans were shocked when the joke came up again and former boxer Chris, via Twitter, admitted that he had never understood why people have always asked him about hostels - but we’ve embraced the challenge and released a trailer for the series.
Chris said: "Up until recently, I had absolutely no idea why people used to mention hostels to me and smile. It was truly an unsolved mystery to me. Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank has now become a reality and finally, albeit a little embarrassed and ashamed, I'm in on the joke 18 years after Alan Partridge pitched it!"