Peter Kay planning stand-up return?

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Peter Kay planning stand-up return? credit:Bang Showbiz
Peter Kay planning stand-up return? credit:Bang Showbiz

Peter Kay could be planning a new stand-up tour.

Peter's friend Jason Manford, 40, revealed that the comedian - who stepped back from the public eye in 2017 due to "unforeseen family circumstances" - could be making a sensational return to the stage.

Speaking on Dublin radio station FM104's Strawberry Alarm Clock show, Jason said: "He's great, Pete. We've known each other a long time, it must be 25 years. It's been a hell of a ride.

"He's just an absolute legend isn't he? What a treasure. Hopefully back himself soon, doing stand-up, so keep your eye out for his tour. Not that he needs you to buy a ticket as much as I do."

Peter, 48, axed his huge 'Have Gags, Will Travel' UK tour in 2017, explaining in a statement: "Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.

"This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.

"My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I'm sure you'll understand my family must always come first.

"I've always endeavoured to protect my family's privacy from the media.

"I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again, I'm very sorry."

Also in 2020, he was forced to postpone his much-anticipated Dance For Life comeback events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Announcing the news, he said: "Obviously this is disappointing news but well and truly justified given the circumstances.

"We'll get through this, together and then we'll all have a great big dance for life. Stay safe and look after yourselves and the people around you."

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