The six-part series will be shown on BBC1 later this year

Steve Coogan’s return as Alan Partridge will see Felicity Montagu reprise her role as the DJ’s assistant.

The BBC recently announced that Steve will be back as his famous alter-ego in the new show, This Time With Alan Partridge.

The series, to air on BBC1, will see radio DJ Partridge return to live television for the first time since his ’90s chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You.

Felicity played Lynn in two series of I’m Alan Partridge and in the film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, and will reprise her role across the new series.

Described as “a heady mix of consumer affairs, current affairs, viewer interaction, highbrow interview and lightweight froth”, Alan’s new gig promises to be “very much the sweet spot for a man whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday local radio”.

It was previously announced that Black Mirror actress Susannah Fielding will play Partridge’s co-presenter, Jennie Gresham, while Tim Key will return as Simon “formerly Sidekick Simon” Denton.

The six-part series will be shown on BBC One later this year.