Peter Kay’s return to screens in the Channel 5 documentary Peter Kay: In His Own Words has been called ‘misleading’ by his rep after it was confirmed the comedian had not been involved in the show.
However prior to its airing a statement on Kay’s Twitter account explained he had had no actual involvement with the show, and that it simply used archive footage – but just what was said?
Here’s what you need to know…
What did Peter Kay say about his Channel 5 documentary?
A statement posted on Peter Kay’s Twitter page confirmed that he had had nothing to do with the show which aired on Channel 5 last night.
‘Very flattering of Channel 5 to commission the programme going out tonight,’ it read, ‘but just to let people know that ‘Peter Kay: In His Own Words’ has an incredibly misleading title, as it doesn’t feature any new interviews with Peter and all the footage is completely historic.’
It added: ‘The title also gives the impression that Peter has been involved in the making of this documentary which he hasn’t. At all.’
What was Peter Kay: In His Own Words about?
According to the Channel 5 synopsis: ‘This film charts the comic’s rise from the back streets of Bolton to performing record-breaking arena tours and also included are some classic comedy routines, along with some rare gems and clips from hit TV series Phoenix Nights and Car Share.’
As well as the old interview footage from Peter, the programme also featured friends and colleagues of his including Pete Waterman, Jenny Powell and Bobby Davro.
The comedian has been taking a break from the spotlight over the past 24 months after cancelling his tour at the end of 2017 over ‘unforseen family circumstances’.
However recent reports have suggested he’s been in talks with the BBC about a brand new TV series – which would be his first since Car Share ended in 2018 with a final special.
‘A conversation has been had between Peter and the BBC,’ a source said. ‘There is no rush and whatever happens will always be dictated by Peter but a new project has been discussed. The insider continued to The Sun: ‘It’s exciting news for Peter’s fans, who have yet to see the void left by Car Share filled.’
Paddy McGuinness also recently revealed that the entire cast of Phoenix Nights – which turns 19 next year – would be game for a revival.
There’s always talk about doing another one,’ Paddy told Daily Star. ‘It’s just time, it’s just getting everyone together. But everyone is up for it.’
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