Steve Coogan on quitting alcohol: "I'm just better at everything"

30 September 2022, 12:49 | Updated: 3 October 2022, 12:38

Steve Coogan on quitting alcohol and Alan Partridge

The Alan Partridge star told Chris Moyles he hasn't drunk alcohol since January and believes it makes him better in every way.

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By Jenny Mensah

Steve Coogan has opened up about his decision to stop drinking and revealed he hasn't touched a drop of alcohol "since January".

Asked when he stopped drinking, the Alan Partridge creator said: "Well, I've had a few periods of not drinking and then periods of drinking again, but when I say periods of drinking I'm not rolling around with a bottle in my hand."

Quizzed if it was a conscious decision, he added: "I'm just better at everything when I don't drink... Better at being a person, better at writing, better at everything."

He added: "Certainly in the past if you write comedy there's a mythical thing that if you're sort of half cut then you're funnier and I don't go by that".

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