Alan Partridge Is Returning To The BBC As The 'Voice Of Brexit' In 2018

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The only upside of Brexit thus far has been revealed, and it's better than we could ever have imagined.

Alan Partridge will return to the BBC as 'the voice of Brexit', according to comedian Steve Coogan who will reprise the role.

The parody radio broadcaster will be back on the BBC as a Brexiteer who supported the campaign to leave the European Union in last year's referendum.

It will be 15 years since the character has been on the BBC after being shown on Sky Atlantic in the interim.

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Coogan, who has spoken out publicly against Brexit and in favour of the Labour party told The New European that, "Alan would have voted Brexit for sure. Hard Brexit, given the choice," he confirmed. "He's a Brexiteer because the Daily Mail told him to be."

He added that the show was, "Conceivable, because in this age of Brexit, they [the BBC] might think they need to get in touch with the 'Little Englanders' they ignore."

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"It's always difficult to make good comedy," he said of the series which he admitted would be "tough" to make.

"You always have to work really hard at it. The standard of the comedy on Partridge is so high, that you have to match it, or people go, 'Oh, they've lost it,'" he added. "So, you are making a rod for your own back. But that's good, because you have to do good stuff, and people like it, and they go, 'Oh! That's brilliant.'"

He hopes to finish writing the series by the end of the year with the hope of it launching on BBC2 next spring, when we'll likely still have no idea what Brexit will entail.