Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank

Posted on Sep 11, 2015

We came across this a few weeks ago, and have been meaning to blog about it ever since, but unfortunately, when we first saw this we were tied up with other commitments. So, now we have a few minutes spare, we have some wonderful news to share with you.

News that comes in the form of…

Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank

Alan Partridge's creation, Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank has arrivedFor many years, everyone here at Workshop has loved Partridge.

That’s not to say we’re all super-posh hunting types that shoot then eat game-birds on our landed estates.

No, we mean Steve Coogan’s greatest creation: Alan Partridge.

Alan, the troubled genius that he is, was the perpetrator of many moments of absolute comedy gold. None more so than when 18 years ago, in a moment of desperation, he pitched the idea of Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank to the BBC.

Now, some might say; finally, Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank is ready to grace our screens. This comes as a result of some excellent work from hostel company Hostelworld, who have created a mock trailer starring Chris Eubank himself.

Eubank himself says: “Up until recently, I had absolutely no idea why people used to mention hostels to me and smile. It was truly an unsolved mystery to me. Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank has now become a reality and finally, albeit a little embarrassed and ashamed, I’m in on the joke 18 years after Alan Partridge pitched it!”

Because we love Alan Partridge, and think that this spin-off mock trailer that Hostelworld have created is both long overdue, and a fantastic piece of marketing, we thought we just had to share it with you. So, for your viewing pleasure, here it is!