As much as the character of Alan Partridge has reinvented himself over the years, going from a fly-on-the-wall mockumentary, to TV show host, to podcasts, a live tour doesn't seem all that far-fetched.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Steve Coogan discussed his plans for a live show of Alan Partridge in the near future. "I wanna go out on the road and do a Ted Robbins-style, Alan helping people sort their lives out," Coogan said.
"It's not 'Steve Coogan On Tour', it's Alan Partridge," he added, "it's his roadshow, the things he's learned in his life."
Coogan has been working on a new season of 'This Time With Alan Partridge', confirming that the series will return some time in the spring of 2021, so the odds are you won't see any live shows until 2022 at the very least.
"We're trying to set ourselves a task of having the stuff on-screen (with the chat show) and then have a kind of parallel unseen story that we get glimpses of, this parallel narrative of what's going on in his private life and Jennie, his co-presenter's, private life," Coogan told Digital Spy.
The series was the first time Partridge had returned to TV screens in a regular show since 1997's 'I'm Alan Partridge'. Prior to that, the character appeared in a series of online videos for 'Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge', as well as the movie 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'.