Comedian Peter Kay makes huge decision on future of award
Peter Kay is set to make a final decision about the future of his much-loved comedy, Car Share.
The BBC comedy show, which was a huge hit with viewers for years, last aired in May 2018 with two special episodes.
The sitcom followed the comedian, who played supermarket assistant manager John Redmond, and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson – who was played by Sian Gibson – and their participation in the company’s car sharing scheme.
During the pandemic, the comedian treated fans of Car Share to an audio-only version of the comedy series back in 2020.
At the time, Peter insisted that it would be the last time fans would ever hear something new from John and Kayleigh – but many held out hope for another series.
Over three years later, it appears that Peter, 49, has now finally pulled the curtain on Car Share – news that will come as a huge blow to avid fans of the popular BBC series.
The comedian’s team have filed paperwork to strike Kay’s dedicated company from the official register.
The documents, obtained by The Sun, state Peter’s intention to close Good Night Vienna Productions Limited and the said documents are reportedly signed by the comedian himself.
“This seems to be the final nail in the coffin of Car Share – and is sure to leave fans devastated,” a TV insider told The Sun.
“Of course there is always the chance Peter intends to manage finances for the show through another of his companies, but that seems unlikely when he had such a dedicated set-up in the first place.”
Peter’s Car Share proved to be a hit year and year again as it won Best Comedy at the 2016, 2018 and 2019 National Television Awards.
The comedy series also won numerous Baftas awards down the years.
The Mirror has reached out to Peter’s representatives for comment on this story.
It comes after the comedian revealed that he was handing £14,000 to a kids’ charity – £1 for each fan attending his gig at London’s O2 Arena.
Before Christmas, the money went to a Secret Santa fund which touched the comedian’s heart.
During one of his recent shows before the festive period, Peter said: “I was coming down on the way here and I thought what we should do because it’s Christmas.
“I think Christmas is about doing good things for other people so we’re gonna take a pound off each of you. I’m going to put it in a children’s charity and I was looking at my phone on the way down and I found one called Action for Children.
“They do a Secret Santa and it seems really lovely. There’s 14,000 people here, so if I take a pound that’s £14,000 for children on your behalf. So thanks.”