The definition of Accidental Partridge by Urban Dictionary:
When a broadcaster padding out a show or going off-script says something cringe-inducing or excessively long-winded while trying to be sophisticated or artful with their words, in a manner similar to the comedic fictional television personality Alan Partridge.
For most, all you have to do is turn on BT Sport and listen to Steve McManaman for fifteen minutes but the cringeworthy moments do extend beyond that.
Thanks to the genius of the aptly named Twitter user @AccidentalP, plenty of Accidental Partridge moments have to come to light over the years.
There's a wide and varied list to choose from. Between cult classics and newly found clips, these will take you down a road towards Radio Norwich.
Here's our pick of some of the best Accidental Partridge clips:
Starting off with an original. "Oh, you've been joined by a beautiful lady."
It’s a man actually Derek pic.twitter.com/AQxB6jgGOu
— Decent Patter (@decentpatter) March 16, 2021
Why, it's Martin Tyler on Sky Sports commentary talking about the ironing of Sean Dyche's shirt.
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) April 22, 2021
Hats off to Bristol Bears prop Max Lahiff. A Boris Johnson-esque cameo that probably sounded better off camera.
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) March 15, 2021
Charlie Nicholas and Jeff Stelling having a very awkward joke-off. We'll miss this on Soccer Saturday.
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) January 28, 2021
Here's legendary Formula One commentator Murray Walker sacking off Martin Brundle.
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) March 23, 2021
How about the most recent outing for Martin Brundle? "I can do that, because I did."
The Martin Brundle x Megan Thee Stallion collab
This is too funny pic.twitter.com/Bq9DJ1kQg7
— Adam (@Adam_Palace) October 24, 2021
This is bringing shithousery to a whole new level. Beyond comprehensible this.
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) April 10, 2021
This horse racing beat reporter has astute skills in putting together a bad joke. "Peter From Wigan."
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) May 7, 2021
Let's throw Robbie Savage in the mix, sure why not. The fashion icon himself.
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) November 5, 2021
Always remember - the sharks worry about Monday. Mighty Ducks-esque pep talk.
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) March 28, 2021
And finally, we don't know where this commentator got his mojo from. Steve Coogan in disguise?
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) January 2, 2021