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GETTING CHATTY

Alan Carr on his failed first kiss and having ‘amazing’ Adele on speed dial

COMEDIAN Alan Carr, 43, is best known for channel 4’s Chatty Man, and he's certainly not holding back as he reveals everything from his fear of sharks to why he buys bulk supplies of condoms.

And you can hear more from the comic on his BBC Radio 2 show Alan & Mel which starts on Saturday.

 Comedian Alan Carr, 43, is best known for channel 4’s Chatty Man
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Comedian Alan Carr, 43, is best known for channel 4’s Chatty ManCredit: Lancton

What is your greatest fear?

Being eaten by a shark. When I was on A League Of Their Own and we had to jump off a cliff, I wasn’t worried about the height, I was worried about being eaten by a shark. I even get the fear in swimming pools!

Which word do you overuse?

I say “yes” too much. I end up at events that I don’t want to be at and at lunch with people I don’t like. It’s a drag!

Who or what is the love of your life?

 Alan Carr and 'love of his life' husband Paul Drayton
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Alan Carr and 'love of his life' husband Paul DraytonCredit: Backgrid

My other half, Paul [Drayton, 47, a party planner]. He’s a free spirit and we have the best adventures together. I love him to bits.

Who would you invite to a dinner party?

Prince. He died the day after Victoria Wood and they’re my heroes.

How often do you have sex?

Well, I buy condoms in bulk! But I won’t be having sex now I’m in my bunker because I need to keep my energy up.

What possession would you rescue from a burning building?

My dogs Bev, Joyce and Tuppence. We rescued Tuppence from China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival, through the organisation Humane Society International.

 Alan reveals how things could have been so different after his first kiss
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Alan reveals how things could have been so different after his first kissCredit: Lancton

Who was your first kiss?

A girl called Ruth who had green eyeshadow. We were at one of those discos without alcohol when we were
13. If she’d been a better kisser, I might not be gay!

What does being in love feel like?

Tingly, secure and very empowered, like Superman.

What song would you have played at your funeral?

Something with a bit of soul, such as Aretha Franklin’s Angel.

Do you have a party trick?

 You can hear more from Alan on his BBC Radio 2 show Alan & Mel which starts on Saturday
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You can hear more from Alan on his BBC Radio 2 show Alan & Mel which starts on SaturdayCredit: Lancton

I can slut drop. I did it on The Graham Norton Show in front of Oti Mabuse. You have to have really strong hamstrings.

How do you relax?

I do a little bit of meditation, usually two times a day. It sorts my head out. Since I’ve been doing it, things make a bit more sense.

What is your biggest regret?

I went to my friend’s house in Chelmsford and was so drunk, I got off with his wife in front of him then passed out and wet myself on the sofa. I crossed a line. It wasn’t like when you wet the bed and you can move the mattress. I pissed in front of them on their sofa!

What’s your greatest achievement?

Getting to 43. The world’s getting a bit grim, isn’t it? Every day’s a blessing.

Celebrity you’d love to snog?

 Tom Hardy - one of Alan's celeb-snog targets
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Tom Hardy - one of Alan's celeb-snog targetsCredit: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper, Tom Hardy or Ryan Gosling.

Clean or messy?

My desk is messy, but my downstairs toilet is immaculate.

What can’t you leave the house without?

Sometimes, I close the door and I haven’t got anything in my hand. Paul says I’m away with the fairies, but I’ve got a lot on my plate.

Most famous person in your phone?

Probably Adele. She’s amazing, she’s a one-off both with her voice and her personality. She’s an angel.

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