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Chris Eubank Has Finally Visited A Youth Hostel 18 Years After That Alan Partridge Joke

The champion boxer was a key part of an Alan Partridge routine for years but only recently found out.

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Chris Eubank has now appeared in an advert for a youth hostel company.

The former boxer was only recently informed of the Alan Partridge routine 18 years ago in which the fictional TV show idea Youth Hostelling With Chris Eubank was suggested.

And now there's this.

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What connects them? This scene in the classic I'm Alan Partridge from 1997.

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The hapless presenter, having been told he won't get a second series of his talk show, then reels off increasingly daft TV show ideas to a BBC executive in the hope of getting a commission.

As well as Youth Hostelling With Chris Eubank, the shows included: Inner-City Sumo; the detective show A Partridge Amongst The Pigeon; Arm-Wrestling with Chas and Dave and the immortal Monkey Tennis, which is now shorthand for any ridiculous TV show format.

So he has no idea that the Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank meme has spread far and wide.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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