As a show concept, it has something of the desperation of Alan Partridge’s Monkey Tennis.
But Alan Carr has revealed that he turned down a reality show called Up, Up And A Gay – all about homosexual airline pilots.
The comic said he was stunned to be offered the crass programme, which would have involved him learning to fly, and interviewing gay pilots.
And it’s not the only peculiar show the 34-year-old has been offered.
‘The other one wanted to put ten gay celebrities on a farm,’ he said. ‘They just wanted me to be milking a cow squealing, “Aargh!”. Really, come on. I have awards for my stand-up comedy. I don't want people to forget that, and just see me chewing on a crocodile penis.’
Carr is returning to live comedy this year to re-establish his stand-up credentials away from television.
He told Birmingham’s Sunday Mercury: ‘We live in a culture where anyone can be famous because of reality TV. I just feel there’s so much crap about I have to go back on tour to prove myself again.’