Channel 4 are bringing Alan Carr’s Chatty Man to an end after 16 series, according to reports.

It is reported that the comedian is believed to have it was due to not being able to cope with competition from rival chat shows hosted by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross on the BBC and ITV respectively.

According to The Sun, he said: “I just think that the art of the chat show has evolved unless you can get the amazing guests all the time that Norton gets.”

He also went on to say that he didn’t agree moving to a Thursday slot and that the programme “feels like a party show, a Friday show”.

Alan, 40, said: “Three guests a week and Channel 4, God love ’em, extended it to 30 episodes — that’s 90 guests who are relevant and people are interested in, up against the amazing Norton and Jonathan Ross.

“I’ve gone as far as I can with Chatty Man. Won a Bafta, won two NTAs.”

Alan Carr’s Chatty Man began in 2009 and has spawned 180 episodes. He will launch a new comedy programme on Fridays on Channel 4 in the 8pm time slot, called Alan Carr’s Happy Hour.

He said: “It’s a Friday show, fun. The venue is absolutely amazing, it’s not a TV studio.”

He added that he is “involved with my own production company so I’ve got a say”.

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