Fans say Peter Kay’s comedy ‘needed now more than ever’ amid outbreak

Peter Kay with the award for best male performance in a comedy programme during the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at t
Peter Kay with the award for best male performance in a comedy programme during the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.

Fans have called for Peter Kay to return to screens and lift the nation’s spirits, after the BBC aired a special programme charting his best comedy moments.

Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle, on BBC One, featured clips from Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and The One Show.

It aired at the end of the UK’s first working week under lockdown, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 46-year-old comic, from Bolton, has kept a low profile in recent months, and some fans said his exploits were needed now more than ever.

One viewer said on Twitter: “Tell you what mind, when all this is over we need Peter Kay to come back and cheer the nation up.”

Another described the show as “absolutely brilliant”.

They added: “We need more of your fabulousness during this lockdown. Good to see your lovely face back again…..hope all is now well with you and yours.”

A third tweeted: “Just been watching Peter Kay on BBC, your country needs you now more than ever Peter.”

Others urged the BBC to broadcast Kay’s best bits on a regular basis.

“I think we need Peter Kay on every night,” they said.

Another added: “In these hard times we all need Peter Kay in our lives!”

And one fan said the stand-up was “guaranteed to make us all feel a bit better for a little while”.

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