Peter Kay announces TV comeback after two years for coronavirus charity show

8 April 2020, 10:29

Peter Kay will be returning to television after two years for coronavirus fundraising show
Peter Kay will be returning to television after two years for coronavirus fundraising show. Picture: Getty

By Sian Hamer

The famous comedian will return to television screens for the first time in two years to take part in the televised fundraising event.

Peter Kay will return to television after two years to take part in a charity show in aid of coronavirus.

The Bolton-born comedian will join a host of famous faces – including Gary Barlow and Catherine Tate – for The Big Night In, a three-hour programme taking place on April 23.

Along with acts from a star-studded line-up, there’ll also be live music performances from artists at home, special giveaways and surprises.

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The comedian will take part in a three-hour fundraising event
The comedian will take part in a three-hour fundraising event. Picture: Getty

The programme will be a merger of Comic Relief and Children in Need, which hopes to lift the spirits of the nation during the current crisis.

Money raised from the fundraising event will go to people who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK.

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Kay’s last appearance on TV was in his comedy show Car Share, which ended in May 2018.

The comedian was set to make a comeback at the Dance for Life tour – an event in aid of Cancer Research – which was announced at the end of February this year, but the event had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

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You can watch The Big Night In on April 23 on BBC One.