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Peter Kay is one of the UK's most popular ever comedians, thanks to his extensive stand-up and TV career. Here's all the facts about the comic genius that all fans should know...
Although Peter often refers to Bolton as his hometown, he was actually born in Farnworth in Lancashire. He began a degree course at the University of Liverpool, but dropped out because he was given an unconditional offer to attend a Higher National Diploma (HND) in media performance at the University of Salford.
Peter Kay's mother Deirdre is a Roman Catholic of Irish descent, and Peter was brought up in her faith. His father Michael was an engineer who passed away just before his career took off.
Peter Kay's wife is Susan Gargan. Little is known about her life away from the spotlight, as Peter's family prefers to keep their personal lives private. She met her husband in a nightclub in Bolton in 1998. At the time, Susan was apparently working at their local Boots, and Peter was working at the local cinema. They married in 2001 after being in a relationship for three years.
Peter and Susan have a teenage son, Charlie Michael Kay. The pair named him after their fathers, with Charlie being the name of Susan's late father. They are also thought to have two other children, but they have remained very private about their upbringing.
Peter Kay was due to head out on his first tour in eight years in 2018, but was forced to cancel 100 dates due to family circumstances. He had planned to hit the road to perform in nine cities across the UK from April 2018 to June 2019. He said: "Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects."
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Peter Kay’s net worth is believed to be around $70 million (£50 million).
Peter Kay has actually had plenty of chart success! Three of his songs have hit number one: his 2005 re-release of Tony Christie's 'Is This the Way to Amarillo?' (the best-seller that year), his cover of The Proclaimers' '500 Miles' as Brian Potter with the 'Little Britain' stars, and his 'Children in Need Medley' (as Peter Kay's All-Star Animated Band). He also had three top 20 hits as Geraldine McQueen (including a duet with Susan Boyle).
Peter Kay was born on July 2, 1973. He celebrates his 45th birthday in 2018.
His sitcom 'Car Share' will conclude with one final episode rounding off the whole series in summer 2018.
His 2010–11 stand-up tour was officially placed into the Guinness World Records as the most successful of all time, playing to over 1.2 million people.