There was only one man for the job. He turned us down in the end, but fortunately Alan Partridge was able to step in. Here’s a look at his first day...
^Arrives in style
^Meets the editor
^Takes in the history of ShortList, including Nick Clegg's aide
^The pro settles straight into work
^Alan mucks in on the tea round
^A few technical difficulties. The I.T. team was fired later
^And writing with his voice