Steve Coogan's classic comic creation has been bumbling his way through mishap after cringe-inducing mishap since he first appeared on our screens in 1994 in The Day Today. Since then Alan has killed a man on national TV, shoved cheese in the face of the director of programming at the BBC Tony Hayers, drove to Dundee in bare feet while gorging on Toblerone and relaunched himself as the face of North Norfolk Digital.
Digital Spy celebrates Partridge's return to the box with a bumper collection of clips of his funniest and finest moments.
Eat that! Liquid football!
The highlight of World Cup 94 for disappointed England fans was Alan's regular updates and astute punditry on the US tournament. Tw*t!
Take a chance, takeachancechancechance
A-ha! The ultimate ABBA fan, Alan showed off his passion for all things Benny and Björn in this deliriously daft singalong on his sadly short-lived chatshow.
Get the pipers back on!
Alan's TV career was brought to a dramatic halt after this unfortunate gun incident ("Nobody told me it was loaded"). Ever the professional, Alan maintained the 'show must go on' mentality.
A Partridge Amongst the Pigeons
Probably Partridge's most famous blunder came in a meeting with his dreaded nemesis Tony Hayers. Hayers wasn't interested in Monkey Tennis, so Alan gave him a snout-load of cheese to sniff.
Nobody ever saw exactly what was in Alan's hotel drawer, but it certainly caused plenty of sniggering among those who saw its contents. We're sure it was all really innocent.
No more than 10 minutes!
Alan showed his sensitive side when he took his PA Lynn to the grave of her mother. Sadly, softness of touch isn't always his strong point and he gets a little distracted by his car sound system. *air drum solo*
Wings.... Only the band that the Beatles could have been
King of the airwaves, Alan obviously has his finger on the pulse when it comes to the hip young pop combos of the day. His favourite Beatles album? The Best of the Beatles - duh, obviously.
I'm a zombie
Let's be honest. Who hasn't fancied ripping off the shower curtain at a Travel Tavern and tried turning themselves into a zombie to scare the staff? Alan lived out the dream.
Stop getting Bond wrong!
Possibly Steve Coogan's finest Partridge moment, showcasing genius timing, execution and attention to detail as he exposes Alan's passion for Bond and in particular that opening sequence to The Spy Who Loved Me (aka The Best Film Ever Made).