An English comedian and television personality, Alan Carr was born on June 14th, 1976.
Although he was born in Weymouth, Dorset, he spent much of his early years in Northampton before relocating to Manchester in his early 20s, where he started his comedic career. The breakthrough for The Chatty Man came in 2001 when he won the BBC Best New Stand Up Awards and City Life Best Newcomer of the Year.
His comic career grew in the years that followed in Manchester until he became famous for co-hosting The Friday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins. When Alan won the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC Best New Stand Up Awards in 2001, he made a breakthrough.
After receiving recognition, he performed stand-up comedy in Manchester before being hired to anchor The Friday Night Project alongside Justin Lee Collins.
He went on to host shows like Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong and Alan Carr: Chatty Man in the years that followed. He also went on three stand-up arena tours under the names Tooth Fairy Live, Sexy Beast Live, and Yap, Yap, Yap!
Future endeavors include the revival of the legendary game show Play Your Cards Right by Bruce Forsyth and the new ITV series Singalong: The Show.
In Indonesia, His Husband Made a Proposal.
Paul Drayton and Alan were together for ten years before becoming engaged in 2016. While they were on vacation in Indonesia, Paul shocked Alan with a romantic proposal, but of course, the occasion had a dash of humor. In Lombok, when he proposed to me, Alan said, “I went to the bathroom and came back to eat dessert.”
Alan, however, believed the engagement ring that was buried in his pudding to be a filling. “On my God, a filling has come out, just my luck on vacation, I thought. It is this ring when I pull it out!”
His Wedding Was Officiated by Adele.
Since they first met at the BRIT Awards in 2008, Alan and singer Adele have become great friends. In an interview with The One Show, he stated: “She is a buddy, not a prize I won in a contest! We’ve known her forever.” Adele and Alan are so close that she presided at his wedding to Paul due to their friendship.
“When we told her about our impending nuptials, she asked if she could arrange the entire day for us. She completed everything at her LA home. She sang our first dance, and it was incredible. We all know she’s a one-off, so I’ll never be able to pay her back.”
Alan Carr Announces Separation from Husband Paul Drayton
The Chatty Man host and his partner started dating 13 years ago, and they got married in 2019. Both Carrand Drayton’s representatives stated that they reached the decision “jointly and amicably.”
According to a statement given to PA, “Alan Carr and Paul Drayton would like to announce they are splitting after 13 years as a relationship and three years of marriage. “They jointly and cordially decided to get a divorce and split, which was a difficult decision.
“At this delicate time, we ask that their privacy be maintained.”
Carr, 45, gained notoriety in 2021 after Adele asked him to entertain the audience at her live broadcast from the London Palladium. The comedian entered the stage and performed the singer’s 2008 Bob Dylan version, “Make You Feel My Love,” to the hilarity of the crowd.
Carr, however, stated during a radio interview with Zoe Ball on her Radio 2 Breakfast Show that the editing made him look “like an X Factor wants to be” and left him “horrified.”
Alan Carr’s fact file.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the comedian.
How old is he?
Alan Carr is 44 years old. He was born on 14th June 1976.
Is he married?
Alan Carr married to husband Paul Drayton in January 2018.
Where was he born?
Alan Carr was born in Weymouth, Dorset.
How tall is he?
Alan Carr is 5ft 8 inches tall.