Alan Partridge is a legend, and he’s driven some absolute belting cars in his time. Not forgetting his famous Lexus IS300 from ‘I’m Alan Partidge’ or the classic ‘cock, piss Partridge’ Rover 300.
He also presented hit (fictional) show ‘Crash! Bang! Wallop! (What a video)’, and now some people think he’d be perfect to fill the vacant hole Jeremy Clarkson recently left on BBC’s Top Gear.
So much so, that someone started a petition on Change.org for it, and it’s steadily picking up steam with 1500 votes in favour so far.
Petition creator Lorn Macdonald had this to say about it:
We, the undersigned, would like to see Jeremy Clarkson’s vacated role on the BBC’s flagship programme Top Gear taken up by Alan Partridge.
Alan has a strong track record for broadcast presenting, from his relaxed professionalism with guests on BBC chat show ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ to his effortless banter on his talk shows at Radio Norwich. He has good experience with motoring TV, after his brilliant work on ‘Crash! Bang! Wallop! (What a video)’. His work as sports presenter on news programme ‘The Day Today’ also shows off his ability to talk about and inform on a range of topics.
We believe this diversity of experience and his noted passion for cars puts Alan in great stead to take over as chief presenter after Clarkson’s successful tenure. Mr Partridge is both capable of retaining what has made the show great over the years and adding a new and vital reenergised flavour to the show.
We think this might just be the greatest idea in TV history, and fully endorse it – especially with work in his portfolio like the above video.
Back of the net? Let’s hope so.