Where is Peter Kay? Why did Peter Kay cancel his tour? Answers revealed

23 January 2019, 12:17 | Updated: 30 December 2019, 09:02

Peter Kay
Peter Kay cancelled his tour in 2017. Picture: Getty
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Peter Kay was spotted for the first time in eight months as the Panto this weekend, but where has he been?

Peter Kay has not been seen publicly for almost a year after, but he made an appearance at Peter Pan the pantomime in Crewe over the weekend.

After cancelling his tour in 2017, Peter Kay was not in attendance at the NTAs, despite his show Car Share scooping the gong for Best Comedy.

This meant his co-star Sian Gibson accepted the award, but where was Peter Kay? Why did he cancel his tour? Here’s everything you need to know:

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Peter Kay's Car Share
Peter Kay's Car Share won Best Comedy at the National Television Awards . Picture: BBC

Why did Peter Kay cancel his tour?

On December 13, 2017, Peter Kay announced all the dates of his upcoming tour had been cancelled.

In a statement, he said: "Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.

"This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.

He continued: “I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again, I’m very sorry."

Sian Gibson
Sian Gibson accepted the award, telling the crowd Peter Kay was watching with a cup of tea . Picture: PA

Why was Peter Kay not at the 2019 NTAs?

While it was rumoured Peter would attend the award show, it was later confirmed by the awards organisers he would not be attending.

However, Sian said the comedian was at home watching the show.

During her acceptance speech, she said: “He'll be watching at home with a cup of tea - we are taking the award round to him tomorrow."

Where is Peter Kay?

Following the announcement of his cancelled tour, Peter took time away from the spotlight.

However, the actor was pictured wandering around his hometown of Bolton in April, but was last seen a year before that at a special screening of Car Share in Blackpool.

When will he be back on TV?

Peter Kay could soon be back on our screens in a brand-new TV show with the BBC following his prolonged break from public life.

The Car Share star, 46, is reportedly in talks with BBC bosses about a mystery project.

A TV source told The Sun: “A conversation has been had between Peter and the BBC. There is no rush and whatever happens will always be dictated by Peter but a new project has been discussed.

“It’s exciting news for Peter’s fans, who have yet to see the void left by Car Share filled.”