Peter Kay’s Car Share is returning for a one-off special episode as the comedian wants to cheer up fans during the coronavirus crisis which has forced the nation to go under lockdown.
To entertain the nation, the funnyman has recorded a short episode of the hit sitcom, which will be available for audio download on Friday.
The 46-year-old said: “It’s a horrific situation right now we’re all going through and like so many people I feel compelled to try to do something positive in an attempt to cheer people up in some way.
“Sian Gibson, Paul Coleman and myself got together via t’internet and wrote a new short episode of Car Share. It all happened very quickly – in fact, it didn’t exist a week ago.
“Obviously we weren’t able to film anything because of the lockdown but I hope people will use their imagination and enjoy listening.
“I’ve given the episode to the good people at BBC iPlayer and it’ll be available to listen from Good Friday 10th April.
“Here’s hoping people enjoying having John & Kayleigh back. Lord knows we need it right now.”
Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, said: “We can’t thank Peter enough for giving up his time and effort to make this extra special treat happen in donating some much-needed cheer to everybody for free.”
Just last night it was confirmed that Peter will be returning to TV for the first time in two years for the BBC charity show The Big Night In.
The star-studded event was announced on last night’s The One Show by comic Lenny Henry.
Both Children In Need and Comic Relief will be joining together for a three-hour show that aims to raise the nation’s spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The charity show will be providing some much-needed laughs on April 23 from 7 pm.