Car Share star Peter Kay surprises fans with live stage appearance!

Peter Kay says he's 'sorry he upset' people over end of Car Share - 'I didn’t think there would be petitions!'
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Car Share star Peter Kay surprised fans with a live stage appearance this weekend!

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Will John and Kayleigh ever become more than just good friends in Car Share? (Picture: BBC)

Peter Kay made a surprise appearance at a charity screening of his hit BBC 1 comedy series Car Share this weekend.

The comedian has dropped out of the limelight since cancelling his Live Arena Tour just before Christmas, due to "unforseen family circumstances".

So thousands of fans were delighted when Peter took to the stage at the Blackpool Opera House on Saturday night, during a special charity screening of the last-ever episodes of Car Share.

Lucky ticket holders got to see the series finale plus an unscripted special of the BAFTA-award winning sitcom, Car Share, which follows supermarket assistant manager John Redmond (Peter Kay) and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson) as they travel to and from work in a company car sharing scheme.

Peter thanked fans for their on-going support and said: "Enjoy the last ever episode of Car Share. Don’t tell anyone the end or tell anyone about any hedgehogs!"

The screening, attended by 3000 people, was held to raise money for The Lily Foundation, a charity that helps to improve the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease.

The series finale of Car Share will be shown on BBC 1 in May.

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters. Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave? Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy. He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.