Peter Kay is reportedly in talks with BBC bosses about a TV return after his long break from showbiz.
Comedian Peter Kay has met with BBC broadcasters to discuss an exciting new project which fans of Car Share – which aired last year – are sure to happy about.
Since the final episode of Car Share last year, Peter, 46, has taken a break from the spotlight.
The comedian cancelled of all his upcoming tour dates in 2017 due to an “unforeseen family circumstance”, after having already finished filming the Car Share finale.
However, Peter did not explain the exact reason for cancelling his first tour in eight years, only asking for privacy.
But according to The Sun, Peter is planning his big TV comeback.
A TV source stated: “A conversation has been had between Peter and the BBC. 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.”
Despite taking a break from TV and showbiz, Peter has had a profitable 12 months.
The Bolton comedian has not been seen much in public over the past year, but his latest accounts to be published show that he has been rolling in cash without having had to perform.
Peter’s businesses have been flourishing, earning millions over the last year even though he hasn’t been working in this period.
Records show that Kay has amassed a fortune of £32 million in cash and investments through his companies.
Last year, the Phoenix Nights creator’s Goodnight Vienna Production businesses sat on £23.7 million in cash, which is up from £19.8 million in 2017.
Amongst his other production businesses, Hussien Trade Limited has an enormous £8.3 million sitting in the bank through available investments.
Recently, the funnyman surprised fans by announcing a special screening of Phoenix Nights in 2020 for charity.
This will be screened in London, Blackpool and Manchester.
Kay took to Twitter to make the announcement: ‘It’s almost 19yrs since the Phoenix Club first opened its doors. ‘To celebrate that very special anniversary, both series of #PhoenixNights will be shown on the big screen for the first time in aid of @CR_UK.’
It’s almost 19yrs since the Phoenix Club first opened its doors. To celebrate that very special anniversary, both series of #PhoenixNights will be shown on the big screen for the 1st time in aid of @CR_UK
— Peter Kay (@peterkay_co_uk) September 28, 2019
Just last month, Paddy McGuinness confirmed that he, Peter Kay and the rest of the Phoenix Nights cast are eager to reboot the hit comedy TV show. Maybe this is what is in the talks?
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