Note for international readers: If you don’t know who Alan Partridge is, then you must. Start with the Alpha Papa, the Alan Partridge movie as your entry point.
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Boxer and model of sartorial elegance Chris Eubank proved that his Twitter punch is powerful last night in response to a query about ‘Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank.’ the legendarily awful programme pitched by Alan Partridge in an attempt to get back on television.
@CarlPackman Can you please explain the link between me and youth hostels?
— Christopher Eubank (@ChrisEubank) August 9, 2015
Though I’ve suggested in the headline that Eubank hasn’t watched the show, I suspect that he’s actually just masterfully sardonic. It seems unlikely that some smart arse journalist like me hasn’t posed the question to him before.
Here’s the boxer in action, in his prime…
And here’s a video that features Alan listing his programme ideas: