Alan Carr is set to host a new Agatha Christie documentary series.

Alan Carr will front the upcoming series

Alan Carr will front the upcoming series

The 45-year-old comedian is a huge fan of the legendary crime writer, and he has signed up to front upcoming three-part travel show 'Alan Carr's Adventures With Agatha Christie' as he looks to retrace her steps.

As quoted by The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column, he said: "I genuinely can't wait to film this series.

"Whether it's this year's star-studded Hollywood remake of 'Death On The Nile' or reruns of David Suchet's 'Poirot' on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I just can't help getting drawn into Agatha Christie's world.

"I still get just as excited as when I picked up 'The Murder At The Vicarage' in a second-hand bookshop on a caravanning holiday in Devon all those years ago."

Christie set many of her books around the UK, and Alan will travel across the country to delve into her world.

Meanwhile, the TV presenter is keeping his options open on screen as he previously admitted he would love to appear on 'Celebs Go Dating'.

announced in January that he and his husband Paul Drayton had gone their separate ways after 13 years as a couple and three years of marriage, and the comedian is now setting his sights on the E4 series.

He said: "I would do 'Celebs Go Dating'. It’s my favourite show."

Alan has admitted Paul was the first boyfriend he ever brought back to see his parents because he "loved him".

He explained: "I had partners before, but my Paul is my first boyfriend that I brought home to see my mum and dad, because I loved him and I didn’t care if my mum and dad said, ‘Get out’.

"It was worth doing that."

Alan announced in January that he had made the "difficult decision" to part ways with Paul.

A spokesperson said: "After 13 years as a couple and three years of marriage, Alan Carr and Paul Drayton would like to announce they are separating.

"They have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go their separate ways. We request that their privacy is respected at this sensitive time."