Peter Kay is returning with his own Christmas special show

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Comedy maestro Peter Kay is set to light up the airwaves this Christmas season with a special radio show. The iconic comedian, known for his hit shows like ‘Phoenix Nights’ and ‘Car Share,’ will be joining forces with BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright for an hour-long festive special airing on December 3.

Kay, currently on his ‘Better Late Than Never’ stand-up tour, has been making headlines with his return to the limelight. The upcoming radio show promises fans an early Christmas gift, featuring Kay’s candid conversation with broadcasting legend Steve Wright. The 50-year-old comedian will delve into his childhood and career. Excitingly for fans, he will also share amusing anecdotes involving stars like Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Michael Caine.

The special will also include some of Peter’s favourite songs and TV theme tunes. This will make it a delightful audio experience for fans. In a statement, Kay expressed his excitement about the festive treat. Kay stated, “What an early festive treat it was for me to chat to broadcasting legend Steve Wright. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope everybody else does, too. Feliz Navidad.”

Peter Kay also appeared on Radio 2 last year to promote his tour.

Kay’s Radio Return Excites Radio 2’s Wright

Steve Wright, who is hosting the special, echoed his enthusiasm. Wright said of the Bolton comedian, “I am Peter’s biggest fan, and I’m also pleased to call him my friend, so please tune in for this very special radio programme”. The special is part of Radio 2’s Superstar Sunday and will air at 10 am.

Peter Kay’s return to the BBC has been eagerly anticipated, especially after his last notable appearance in April 2020 during the Big Night In. He introduced an updated version of “(Is This the Way to) Amarillo,” marking his first television appearance in two years.

Apart from his radio comeback, he performed two sold-out shows at the O2 Apollo Manchester in 2021. These shows, titled ‘Doing It for Laura,’ were organised in aid of Laura Nuttall, who was battling an aggressive brain tumour.

With Peter Kay set to grace the airwaves again this Christmas, fans can look forward to a mix of laughter and nostalgia. As the comedian makes his mark on Radio 2, it’s sure to be a Superstar Sunday worth tuning in for.

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