Peter Kay has revealed plans to make Phoenix Nights rise again through a feature film after 17 years away, during a rare public appearance.
Peter Kay has announced that his face could soon be in a cinema near you as stingy club owner Brian Potter, which means the comeback we’ve all been waiting for could finally be here!
During this rare public appearance, he revealed: “People always ask, ‘Will there be more Phoenix Nights?’ and I can now confirm there won’t – but I am thinking of a film.”
This announcement comes not long after his former co-star Paddy McGuiness announced back in 2015 that there had been the suggestion of a film during talks: “That’s not happening, let me tell you. Not that I know of… I’m probably not in it.”
Marking the 19th anniversary of Phoenix Nights, there was a special charity screening of the show in which Peter was shown in pre-recorded footage.
This is Bolton funnyman’s second appearance in the public eye in a week after he was snapped hanging out with showbiz pals Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball at a panto on December 29.
Before this point, Peter had not been seen in public since April, having made the decision to step away from public life after cancelling his 2017 tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.
Despite this extended break, the funnyman is still nostalgic about his Phonenix Nights days, which means the film could possibly be arriving sooner than we think.
During the anniversary screening, he spoke about the show’s creation: “We did a lot of research. We went around a lot of clubs in Bolton.
“I had this pen. It was a big biro that had a microphone.
“Very convincing – you put it in your top pocket, the cable ran under my shirt and I had a dictaphone in the inside pocket of my jacket.
“It was June or July so we were roasting, sat in clubs.”
He added: “Every 45 minutes I’d say, ‘I’m going for a slash’, turn the tape over and come back. In one place, someone asked for a pen and I was terrified they’d drag me over a desk with this cable.”
Let us know down in the comments what you think, is this enough of a confirmation for the show to actually come back?
Do you have a story for us? If so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All contact will be treated in confidence.
Aimee is a Media & Communications graduate from Birmingham City University with a passion for everything related to cats, milkshakes and Oreo-flavoured consumables. You will often find Aimee typing furiously equipped with a Greggs’ sausage roll and a gingerbread man.