Anchorman 2 is confirmed

Will Ferrell makes a surprise appearance on the Conan show as Ron Burgundy to announce Anchorman sequel is on the way

The actor confirmed that he will reprise the role of 1970s San Diego TV news anchor from the hit 2004 comedy for Anchorman 2.

He told Conan: "I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas, to our friends in Spain, Turkey, and the UK, including England, that as of 0900 mountain time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman."

The original movie made $91m (£57.2m) at the box office around the world, and the new film is expected to start production later this year.

When in Rome.