Norwich-based radio broadcaster Alan Partridge received a knighthood in the recent New Year Honours list, it was announced today.

A Downing Street spokesman said, “We knew that Alan Partridge is very popular in radio broadcasting and clearly has the common touch.”

Partridge stated that “arise, Sir Alan” are the words he has always wanted to hear.

“This will help put Norwich on the map,” he exclaimed.

“Back of the net!”


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