Alan Carr sitcom looking for a young him

Alan Carr, young and older

Alan Carr is making a TV sitcom about his life growing up in his hometown in the 1980s.

The comedian, currently presenting BBC’s Interior Design Masters, said he was looking for a boy to play a “young Alan” in the show based on his childhood in Northampton.

Carr was born in Weymouth, Dorset, but spent most of his youth in the county town, where his father Graham played for, and managed, Northampton Town Football Club in the 80s. Graham Carr played for the Cobblers during their only season in the top flight in 1965-66 and managed them when they won the Fourth Division title in 1986-87.

In a social media post, Carr said they were looking for an actor aged between 10 and 13 with “my energy, my charisma”. He told those interested in the role to “put your fake comedy teeth and glasses away” as they did not want a caricature.

Instead, Carr said: “This is about a young boy on the cusp of puberty starting his journey in this very masculine world of lower league football.” They just “need someone with my kind of spirit.”

Carr previously said that although “football was never really my thing”, he had a lot of memories of spending time at the club’s old County Ground – where home matches were played until they moved to Sixfields Stadium in the 1990s.


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