The BBC has announced that presenter Alan Partridge will be reunited with assistant Lynn for his upcoming stint as the stand-in host of live television programme This Time. 

The long-suffering Lynn was last seen in the 2013 film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

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She also starred in the fly-on-the-wall documentary series I'm Alan Partridge

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This Time With Alan Partridge marks the veteran presenter's return to live television for the first time since a guest was fatally shot on air during his 1990s BBC chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You.

The BBC says that Partridge has been "handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, an evening weekday magazine show".

 "The perfect fit for a man whose broadcasting style has been described as 'equidistant between chitchat and analysis'"

This Time is billed as "a heady mix of consumer affairs, current affairs, viewer interaction, highbrow interview and lightweight froth".

"This Time is the perfect shop window for a man of Alan's gravitas and will, or should, see him finally recognised as one of the heavyweight broadcasters of his era," the BBC added.