Alan Carr

Alan Carr

Alan Carr
Quick Facts About Alan Carr
Celebrated Name Alan Carr
Age 48 years old
Nick Name Alan
Birth Name Alan Graham Carr
Birth Date 1976-06-14
Gender Male
Profession Comedian
Birth Nation England
Nationality British
Place of Birth Weymouth, Dorset
Ethnicity British-White
Father Graham Carr
Mother Christine
Brother Gary
School Weston Favell Upper School
University Middlesex University
Sexual Orientation Gay
Partner Paul Drayton (Ex)
Husband Paul Drayton (Ex)
Net Worth $10 Million
Salary $1 Million+
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 68 KG
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Build/Type Slim

Alan Carr is a British comedian, broadcaster, and writer. He is famous for winning the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year in 2001. He is best known for being the co-host of The Friday Night Project (2006–2009) alongside Justin Lee Collins. This success led to the creation of Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (2008) and the comedy chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009–2016) on Channel 4. Since 2017, he has been a frequent team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and in 2019, he became a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race UK. He is also the author of the autobiography Look Who It Is! (2008) and has embarked on three arena stand-up comedy tours: Tooth Fairy Live (2007), Spexy Beast Live (2011), and Yap, Yap, Yap! (2015).

Who is Comedian, Alan Carr?

Alan Carr, a renowned comedian, is known for co-hosting The Friday Night Project (2006–2009). He is also well-recognized for the creation of Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (2008) and hosting Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009–2016). Carr has been a regular team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown since 2017. Carr has won three British Comedy Awards (2007, 2008, 2013), two National Television Awards (2012, 2015) and a BAFTA TV Award (2013).

Alan Carr, born on June 14, 1976, hails from Weymouth, Dorset, England. Alan Graham Carr is his birth name. He is British when it comes to his nationality and he belongs to British-White ethnicity. He is the elder son of his mother, Christine, and his father, Graham Carr. He spent the majority of his childhood in Northampton. His father, whose family comes from the North East of England, is a former Northampton Town manager and Newcastle United chief scout. Carr has a younger brother named Gary. 

For his education, he attended Weston Favell Upper School in Northampton and later pursued a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Middlesex University. In his early 20s, after completing his education, Carr relocated to Manchester to pursue his aspiration of becoming a comedian.

British Comedian, Alan Carr

Alan Carr Career

In the early stages of Alan Carr's television career, he made notable guest appearances on shows like "8 Out of 10 Cats" in 2005 and "The Law of the Playground" in 2006. His major breakthrough came when he co-hosted "The Friday Night Project" alongside Justin Lee Collins from 2006 to 2009. Following the show's cancellation, Carr ventured into hosting game shows, presenting "Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong" from 2007 to 2009 and later achieving immense success with his talk show, "Alan Carr: Chatty Man," which ran for 16 series from 2009 to 2016, featuring Christmas Specials in 2016 and 2017.

In 2020, Alan Carr made appearances on "Meet the Richardsons" and served as the narrator for "Secrets of the Driving Test." He also participated in the Christmas Special of "Michael McIntyre's The Wheel." From 2020 to 2022, Carr took on the role of presenter for the ITV game show "Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow." Since 2021, he has been presenting "Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr" and featured in shows like "DNA Journey" and "The Masked Singer UK" as a guest panelist. 

In 2022, Carr judged on "RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World" and presented "Alan Carr’s Adventures With Agatha Christie." From 2023 onwards, he co-presents "Amanda And Alan's Italian Job" with Amanda Holden and appears on "Changing Ends." Upcoming projects include hosting the quiz show "Picture Slam" and serving as a judge on the talent show "Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream," premiering in autumn 2023. Starting in 2024, Carr will be part of "Britain's Got More Talent" from series 17.

In the realm of radio, Carr made his debut on BBC Radio 2 with "Alan Carr's Christmas Box" in 2007. He further demonstrated his versatility by filling in on various radio shows and hosting "Going Out with Alan Carr" on BBC Radio 2 from 2009 to 2012. Despite temporarily leaving the radio scene, Carr made occasional comebacks, including a one-off show in 2015 and hosting specials on BBC Radio 2 in 2017 and 2020.

Concurrently, Carr's stand-up career flourished, marked by his regular performances on tour and television, winning awards such as City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2001. His autobiography, "Look Who It Is!," published in 2008, provides an intimate look into his life, recounting his experiences growing up in Weymouth and navigating the challenges of his early career in the entertainment industry.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2001: City Life Best Newcomer of the Year
  • 2001: BBC New Comedy Award 
  • 2007: British Comedy Awards: Best Live Stand-up
  • 2008: British Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Entertainment Personality 
  • 2012: National Television Award: Best Chat Show Host 
  • 2013: BAFTA Award: Best Entertainment Performance 
  • 2013: British Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Entertainment Personality 
  • 2015: National Television Award: Best Chat Show Host

Alan Carr's Personal Life: Who is Alan Carr married to?

Alan Carr is a previously married man and as of now, he is in a relationship. Alan has recently found love with hairdresser Callum Heslop. He has even introduced Callum to his A-list pal Adele who promptly invited the new couple to spend Thanksgiving with her. It’s Alan’s first romance since he split from his partner of 13 years, Paul Drayton.

Alan Carr and his new boyfriend, Callum

Previously, he was married to his boyfriend/partner, Paul Drayton. They got married in January 2018 in Los Angeles after being together for ten years, and their friend Adele officiated the wedding. However, in January 2022, they decided to separate because Paul Drayton had some problems with drink-driving. Now, Alan lives in West Sussex, near Horsham. He's gay when it comes to his sexuality. 

Alan Carr and his ex-husband, Paul Drayton

Alan Carr's Net Worth

Alan Carr is a comedian, television personality, radio host, and author. His net worth is estimated to be $10 Million as of 2023. His source of wealth comes from his TV appearances and shows, his tours, and also from book sales. He is making an annual salary of over $1 million from his multiple careers. He's made a big name for himself in the entertainment world and is living a comfy lifestyle. 

Alan Carr Height, Weight & Size

Alan Carr is a handsome comedian standing at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 68 kilograms. He wears glasses, and his hair is naturally dark brown. Alan has brown eyes, and he's in good health. In the past, Alan has lost a considerable amount of weight and has maintained his slim frame.

Facts about Alan Carr

1. His breakthrough came in 2001

Alan Carr's breakthrough in comedy occurred in 2001, winning both the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC New Comedy Award after years of touring the comedy circuit. Establishing himself as a popular local entertainer in Manchester, Carr's career expanded nationwide when he co-hosted The Friday Night Project from 2006 to 2009 alongside Justin Lee Collins. Despite the show's success, Carr eventually departed in pursuit of new opportunities.

2. He gave up alcohol to support his husband

In a significant shift from his previous reputation as someone who enjoyed alcohol-soaked showbiz parties, Alan Carr underwent a transformation after his wedding in 2018. In a display of solidarity with his husband, who was working to overcome alcoholism, Carr made the decision to give up alcohol himself. Playfully sharing this commitment with his fans, Carr revealed in his characteristic style, "He's been sober for 161 days. I haven't had a drink during this time either… or a smile." 

3. His ex-husband, Paul Drayton, proposed in Indonesia

Alan's ex-husband, Paul Drayton, proposed in a memorable way during their ten-year relationship. While on holiday in Indonesia in 2016, Paul surprised Alan with a romantic proposal in Lombok. However, the moment had a comedic twist when Alan initially mistook the engagement ring, hidden in his dessert, for a dental filling. Recounting the amusing incident to The Sun, Alan shared the humorous mix-up, saying, "I went to the toilet and came out to eat dessert. I was like 'Oh my God, a filling's come out, just my luck on holiday.' I pull it out, and it's this ring!" Sadly, the couple announced their separation in January 2022 following Drayton's conviction for drink-driving.

4. He quit Twitter in 2018

Alan Carr made the decision to quit Twitter in 2018 after extending his New Year wishes to his followers on January 1st. Following this message, he mysteriously disappeared from the social media platform and has not returned since. In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Carr explained that his departure was not due to anything serious but rather a result of his changing perception of Twitter. Initially finding it fun and community-driven, Carr expressed how it eventually turned into a space filled with constant complaints, resembling Speakers' Corner. Having worked in a call center for four years, he decided to step away from the platform, tired of the endless moaning and negativity.