Alan Partridge: Petition to buy statue for his 'home' city of Norwich

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Alan Partridge statue
symbol captionKiss my face: The statue of a rushing Alan used to be got rid of from The Discussion board in Norwich on Sunday
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Enthusiasts of Alan Partridge have began a petition to check out to ensure his statue will get an enduring house in Norwich.

The 11feet (three.3m) determine, produced by way of Nick Dutton and Gavin Fulcher, went on show out of doors The Discussion board in Norwich however has now been got rid of.

Sculptor Mr Fulcher mentioned he had gained a number of requests to shop for Alan, however would favor it if he used to be placed on public show within the town.

Norwich Town Council mentioned it had no plans to buy the tribute.

Chatting with BBC Breakfast, actor Steve Coogan, who debuted the nature in 1991, mentioned: “I believe the Norfolk Vacationer Board will have to embody it and make it paintings for them.”
Alan Partridge
symbol captionSteve Coogan has portrayed his persona Alan Partridge since 1991

Mr Fulcher and Mr Dutton, who’re each from Norwich, paintings within the movie trade and created their “present to Norwich” between paintings commitments during the last 3 years.

“We would really like for it to be an enduring fixture and are in point of fact looking ahead to the folk of Norwich to make a decision,” Mr Fulcher added.

The brass and resin statue fastened on a picket plinth would must be recast if it used to be to be positioned outside completely, at a price of about £15,000 Mr Fulcher mentioned.

The petition has gained loads of signatures, with a track additionally written to improve the marketing campaign.

Coogan first gave the impression because the Norwich-based sports activities presenter on BBC Radio four’s At the Hour.

The nature moved directly to tv with programmes together with The Day These days, Understanding Me Understanding You and I am Alan Partridge.

Steve Coogan
symbol captionSteve Coogan instructed the BBC he used to be “very fond” of Norfolk, having were given to realize it thru Alan Partridge

This summer time Coogan resumed the function of Partridge for an 18-part podcast sequence.

Coogan mentioned he would even be returning to BBC TV “someday subsequent yr” and would “attempt to have the option of operating the statue in”.

Alan Partridge in 1997
symbol captionThe nature labored as a Radio Norwich DJ within the BBC sequence proven in 1997 after his first failed stint as a TV presenter
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