Peter Kay plots comeback after UK tour cancellation

Sian Gibson and Peter Kay (Credit: BBC)
Sian Gibson and Peter Kay (Credit: BBC)

Peter Kay is planning a return to TV screens, according to his Car Share co-star Sian Gibson.

She revealed that she and the Phoenix Nights mastermind are already working on a new project together.

It will be Kay’s first new project since cancelling his UK tour last year, citing ‘family circumstances’.

Gibson told the Daily Star: “We have got things that we are going to do together.

“Long may it continue, obviously I like to do my own stuff as well and hopefully the two can carry on.”

Gibson had previously hinted that more material from the pair would be forthcoming.

She told The Sun earlier this month: “I was with Peter the other day and we have got something in the pipeline. There are things to think about.”

(Credit: BBC)
(Credit: BBC)

Gibson shot to stardom in the BBC comedy series, in which their characters John and Kayleigh are thrown together in a company car share scheme.

A blossoming friendship follows, but fans were left distraught after the last series saw the pair falling out, after Kay’s John refused to admit his feelings for Kayleigh.

More than 100,000 people signed an online petition demanding another episode to resolve the story.

Gibson even joked that she’d signed it too.

The news of the potential project comes after Kay cancelled a huge, 100-date sell-out UK tour and all other work commitments in December last year.

“Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects,” he said in a statement.

“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 public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again, I’m very sorry.”

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