Alan Carr's Chatty Man 'axed after 16 series as it finally succumbs to fierce ratings war with The Graham Norton Show'
Alan's Carr's show Chatty Man is reportedly being axed by Channel 4 after failing to compete with The Graham Norton Show.
The show - which has entertained fans for 16 series - has been left behind in a fierce ratings war with Norton and ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show.
Chatty Man garners only 2 million viewers on average, half of Norton's 3.9 million following on the BBC, and Channel 4 are said to have made the decision to call time.
Not so chatty anymore: Alan's Carr's show Chatty Man is reportedly being axed by Channel 4 after failing to compete with The Graham Norton Show
According to The Sun, Alan said at the launch of his new book ALANATOMY: '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.
'I'll be honest with you, I don't think moving it to a Thursday was the best move. It feels like a party show, a Friday show.
'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.'
Lagging: Chatty Man garners only 2million viewers on average, half of Norton's 3.9million following on the BBC, and Channel 4 have reportedly made the decision to call time
End of an era: Alan Carr entertained his viewers over 16 series - but now the show is reportedly coming to an end
Out there: Alan won viewers over with his outrageous outfits and flamboyant personality
Alan - who's won a BAFTA and two NTAs for his show - said he felt he'd taken Chatty Man as far as he could.
The star will reportedly present a new show called Happy Hour, which is set to air at 8pm on Fridays later this year.
MailOnline has contacted both Alan's representatives and Channel 4 for comment.
The news comes after it was announced that Alan will wed long-time partner Paul.
The couple - who have been an item for eight years - were enjoying a holiday in Indonesia last week when actor Paul popped the question during a meal.
Stiff competition: Alan's show has been left behind in a vicious ratings war with Graham Norton (left) and Jonathan Ross (right), who have chat shows on BBC One and ITV, respectively
Alan, 40, admits that he thought he had had a dental accident while chowing down on his dessert - only to reveal his beau had hidden an engagement ring in the pudding.
However, the wedding won't be a tipsy affair - Alan has revealed in his new book that Paul has struggled with alcoholism.
He says: 'I want to be there for him because he's the best thing that's happened to me and I've got to support him and everything.'
Talking about his demons in August, Alan admitted: 'To be honest, it was a tough year for my Paul last year. He had a few issues with alcohol, and a lot of the time that was because I was away so much.
'I was out there, working hard, earning the money, and I neglected my personal life, really, so I feel a little bit to blame for that.'
Exciting times: The news comes after it was announced that Alan will wed long-time partner Paul
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