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Alan Carr admits he is ‘always drunk’ while away on comedy tour


‘I’m known for having a drink!’ Alan Carr admits he is ‘always drunk’ while away on comedy tour and says booze is lined up for him


Alan Carr has joked about his boozy antics while away on tour.

The comedian, 45, joked that he is ‘always drunk’ while on the road because people line up drinks for him, during an appearance on Friday’s This Morning.

Revealing he doesn’t stop drinking during his comedy tour, Alan said: ‘Because of Chatty Man I’m known for having a drink and they just bring them and line them up.’

Cheeky! Alan Carr has joked about his boozy antics while away on tour

Alan Carr’s Chatty Man saw him share a beverage with each of his guests, from a trolley full of booze which was positioned next to his chat show sofa.   

To which Alison replied: ‘So you’re always drunk’ and Alan said: ‘Yes! And I love it.’ 

Despite loving a drink while away on tour, Alan revealed last month that he had to take months off the booze to help hubby Paul Drayton battle his alcohol addiction.

Ha! The comedian, 45, joked that he is 'always drunk' while on the road because people line up drinks for him, during an appearance on Friday's This Morning

Ha! The comedian, 45, joked that he is ‘always drunk’ while on the road because people line up drinks for him, during an appearance on Friday’s This Morning

Paul is currently getting help from professionals after falling off the wagon over the summer and injuring his face. 

Alan revealed he had six months off recently that spanned Christmas and New Year, in order to support his partner Paul.

‘It was the worst f****ing Christmas I’ve ever had. And my mother didn’t help by offering him a Bailey’s and going: “It’s only Bailey’s – what’s the worst that can happen!”‘ Alan said. 

Supportive spouse: Despite loving a drink while away on tour, Alan revealed last month that he had to take months off the booze to help hubby Paul Drayton battle his alcohol addiction [pictured 2019]

Supportive spouse: Despite loving a drink while away on tour, Alan revealed last month that he had to take months off the booze to help hubby Paul Drayton battle his alcohol addiction [pictured 2019]

Alan revealed he ended up ferrying drunk family and friends around in his home town of Northampton and he added: ‘I walked into a pub and the DJ clocked me and shouted over the mic “Alan Carr everyone, Northampton’s favourite son!” I told him I wasn’t even my father’s favourite son!’

And he told an audience in Leeds watching his stand-up routine: ‘Paul is getting the help he needs.’

Paul, 50, once revealed he went 650 days without having a drink in his ongoing battle with the bottle.

Quit: Alan revealed he had six months off recently that spanned Christmas and New Year

Quit: Alan revealed he had six months off recently that spanned Christmas and New Year

But Alan later told how lockdown had tested Paul’s resolve.

And succumbed to his demons in August and prompted worry from fans and pals when he posted a snap of himself with a shiner on social media.

He later clarified the situation by revealing that he’d punched himself in the face during a bender and confirmed that the comic had not laid a finger on him.

Last year he proudly posted about his alcohol-free landmark.

He wrote: ‘650 DAYS!!! It’s at times like these we all like to have a drink! Believe me I’m really tempted to have a few.

‘Even if it’s Just to alleviate the bloody boredom! I wake up the next day so grateful I didn’t. Try and give yourself 2-3 dry days in these pressing times!

Help: Paul is currently getting help from professionals after falling off the wagon over the summer and injuring his face [pictured 2019]

Help: Paul is currently getting help from professionals after falling off the wagon over the summer and injuring his face [pictured 2019]

‘It’s hard but [email protected]#k me it’s worth it! Please reach out if you’ve got any questions on sobriety or how I manage. #gratitude #sober #alcoholic #boozefreelife #nomorehangovers #clarity #cardib (just threw that in) #keepgoing #stopsmoking too.’

But a year ago Alan revealed Paul’s continuing fight to stay sober.

They married in 2018 and Paul went to rehab in the same year to get sober.

Alan said: ‘It’s been tough for Paul during lockdown. He’s been saying, ‘Oh, shall we get a bottle?’ and I say, ‘No, we’re not getting any rosé wine in’.

‘He’s been so good and I’m so proud of him.’

Shocking: Paul recently insisted that he sustained a black eye after he punched himself in the face during a drunken binge because 'I hate myself' following speculation Alan caused the bruise

Shocking: Paul recently insisted that he sustained a black eye after he punched himself in the face during a drunken binge because ‘I hate myself’ following speculation Alan caused the bruise

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