Peter Kay cancels entire 2018/19 tour - including two Belfast dates

Carla Harmon
December 13, 2017

Last year Kay won two BAFTA TV Awards for Best Male Comedy Performance and Best Scripted Comedy for Car Share.

Comedian Peter Kay has cancelled all future work projects, including his stand-up tour, "due to unforeseen family circumstances".

The popular Bolton native says the decision is due to "unforeseen family circumstances".

The news includes the cancellation of the anticipated Dance for Life and his other live commitments and television shows in the pipeline.

'I've always comes endeavored to protect my family's privacy from the media. 'I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. 'Once again, I'm very sorry'.

Phoenix Nights creator Peter had recently added a string of dates to the mammoth tour due to the popularity of ticket sales.

Speaking about the unscripted special, Kay added: 'We were always very fond of ad-libbing around the script when we were filming the series so we chose to see what would happen if we took the script away and just relied on just our chemistry alone, reacting to whatever came on the radio'.

Peter Kay turning on Blackpool Illuminations in 2014.

In a statement published on his Twitter account today, he said he had to cancel the whole tour.

In the case of his Dance for Live, which is a Cancer Research UK charity event, he gives fans the option at the bottom of his statement to donate their ticket costs to the organisation, if they wished.

A third echoed those sentiments, tweeting: "Sending love and best wishes to you and your family - absolutely no need for apologies but this just emphasises what we already know, that you are a lovely guy with a heart of gold x".

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