Peter Kay is finally returning to the stage with new dates, which is two years after he cancelled his tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances.’
However, stand-up fans will have to wait a little longer before he performs any more comedy acts.
The 46-year-old has announced that he will be acting as a DJ for a string of Dance For Life dates.
These dates – which will see the venues being transformed into massive clubs for the nights – will also feature Car Share actress Sian Gibson. Tickets will raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The Bolton funnyman has said: “I’ve honestly never had so much fun as I had working on Dance For Life.
“The atmosphere was so happy and positive; it really is a great way to raise money for the worthiest of causes. All people have to do is turn up and dance.”
Director of partnerships at Cancer Research UK, Caro Evans, has added: “We are so grateful to Peter for hosting his epic Dance For Life events to help us fund vital research to beat cancer. ‘We need as many people as possible to join Peter and make a difference by dancing the night away.”
With dates in Manchester, Liverpool and London’s Alexandra Palace, the charity dance-a-thon will take place in April and May.
Peter Kay's #DanceForLife is back! The charity dance-a-thon announces 2020 dates, including Manchester and London for the very first time. Raising money for @CR_UK. Tickets go on sale 9AM Fri 28th Feb 2020 and will be available at https://t.co/cy8hMGGCYQ https://t.co/c3LqavIfuz pic.twitter.com/YPZ70jVr6q
— Peter Kay (@peterkay_co_uk) February 24, 2020
Since 2016, Peter has raised thousands for Cancer Research UK through 14 Dance For Life dates.
These new dates come after a two-year hiatus for Kay, who has taken time out of the spotlight since cancelling his 2019 tour.
A statement released in 2017 read: ‘Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret 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.’
Although Peter cancelled all of his work commitments, he was back on screens for the final series of Car Share.
It has also been rumoured that he has been in talks with the BBC, in the hopes of a Phoenix Nights return.
A source told The Sun: “There is no rush and whatever happens will always be dictated by Peter but a new project has been discussed.
“It’s exciting news for Peter’s fans, who have yet to see the void left by Car Share filled.”
From Friday 28 February at 9 am, tickets for Dance For Life will be on sale.
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