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Alan Carr: I won't be a sycophant

Alan Carr is preparing for his summer special
Alan Carr is preparing for his summer special

Alan Carr has admitted that he worries what his Hollywood guests make of him.

The star said he would hate to be a "sycophantic" chat show host, but that he wonders whether his A-list guests think that he goes too far.

He told What's On TV: "It's always the worry that they'll come on and look at me thinking: 'Has he won a competition?'

"You see them looking at their agent off-camera mouthing: 'Help' when I offer them fish and chips or a green drink!"

He added: "Sometimes I worry about pushing things too far, but I don't want to be one of those chat show hosts that are really sycophantic. I like to sail close to the wind!"

Alan is preparing for his one-off Chatty Man Summer Special, with Vin Diesel, Miranda Hart and The Inbetweeners cast as guests and Rizzle Kicks performing.

"It's a mix of what I'd normally do for my Summertime Specstacular and Chatty Man shows. But it's longer - at an hour and a half - and bigger. There's more of a summertime feel, with a barbecue, water fights, swing ball and me in Speedos! It should be a lot of fun," he said.


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