It’s set to be his first appearance since 2018.
Making a highly anticipated return after a two-year hiatus, Peter Kay is set to make his big comeback tonight as it’s announced he’ll be taking part in BBC charity show, The Big Night In.
The Bolton-born comedian will join a number of British celebrities as Comic Relief and Children In Need come together to help raise funds for the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Taking place on BBC One, the appearance will be Kay’s first for quite some time, as the comedian halted his career, cancelling a number of shows due to ‘family circumstances’. The North-West star was last seen on our screens on Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle, which ran for three series between 2016 and 2018.
The show will air on BBC, April 23 at 7pm, and Kay is set to provide the nation with some much-need comic relief – with the likes of Catherine Tate, Gary Barlow and a number of musical acts joining the one-off show. He’ll be debuting a new video to hit song Amarillo, which is set to include appearances from fans and key workers across the country.
The news comes as his live charity show Dance For Life, which raises money for Cancer Research UK, faced cancellation as a result of the pandemic. The live show would have marked Kay’s official comeback, with shows scheduled in for April and May.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will be joining the show with a sketch inspired by their hit show, The Trip, along with Jason Manford who’ll be performing a stand-up set from home. Other acts include Catherine Tate’s ‘Am I Bovvered’ act, Matt Lucas with his ‘Baked Potato’ song, Jack Whitehall in Bad Education, Little Britain, Strictly Come Dancing and much, much more.
Tune in on BBC One at 7pm tonight.
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