The first teaser for the sequel to Anchorman has been leaked online.

The short clip sees the Action 4 news team made up of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Champ Kind (David Koechner) step out together on the cinema screen for the first time since the 2004 original.

Although only a short clip, it is as if the characters never left, showcasing the adlibbed comedy that earned the first film cult status. There was no sign, however, of Christina Applegate's Veronica Corningstone, who is not confirmed as returning to the cast.

American audiences were shown the clip in the trailers preceding Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy, The Dictator.

See the clip of Ron Burgundy's confirmation of the sequel being made below:

The film, which will be directed by Adam McKay and released by Paramount, is due in 2013.