Steve Coogan takes pop at Richard Madeley and Piers Morgan 'want to be edgy & relevant'

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Steve Coogan takes pop at Richard Madeley and Piers Morgan 'want to be edgy & relevant'

Steve Coogan compared his alter-ego, Alan Partridge, to former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, telling BBC Breakfast viewers the contr

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Steve Coogan compared his alter-ego, Alan Partridge, to former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, telling BBC Breakfast viewers the controversial broadcaster believes he’s “edgy and relevant”. The comedian also thought his famous character was similar to Richard Madeley who presents the ITV show since Pier’s dramatic exit.

Speaking to Steve on the red sofa, host Charlie Stayt said: “For those who don’t know the Partridge character very well, he started as a sports presenter didn’t he in a minor role on another comedy show?”

Steve agreed and revealed he was not expecting to play the character for three decades.

When Naga Munchetty asked who he based the character on, Steve replied: “Almost every presenter has had a Patridge moment and I’m sort of galvanising on that and chuck it into this big bucket marked Partridge and regurgitate it.”

He added: “If you fused Richard Madeley and Piers Morgan you might get close to who Patridge is at the moment.

“I think Piers Morgan likes to think of himself as cutting edge and edgy and relevant.”

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