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Peter Kay will return to TV for the first time in TWO YEARS for fundraiser The Big Night In

Peter Kay The Big Night In
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The comedy legend is returning to our screens...

Peter Kay will make his hugely-anticipated TV comeback for a charity event to support those affected by COVID-19.

He's just one of the big British names who will be taking part in BBC's The Big Night In (opens in new tab).

This fundraising event sees Children and Need and Comic Relief teaming up for the first time.

Peter Kay

Peter Kay will be making us smile as he joins forces with The Big Night In to raise money for smaller charities during the coronavirus pandemic... (Picture: Getty Images) (Image credit: WireImage)

The exciting news was confirmed on Tuesday's episode of The One Show.

Comedian Lenny Henry joined the show via video link, and revealed what we should expect.

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He told Alex Jones and Alex Scott, "Peter Kay is joining us, and Catherine Tate is joining us."

As well as plenty of entertainment to look forward to, Henry stressed that it was an important event.

He added, "It's just a thing to cheer people up in this terrible crisis.

"And if people, of course, want to donate, they can give money to help all of the vulnerable, smaller charities.

"Even if you can't donate, just watch, it'll cheer you up."

Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate will also be taking part in the charity event (Picture: Getty Images) (Image credit: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

We're sure fans will be excited to see Peter Kay back on TV after a two year break.

He's best known for his work on Max and Paddy, Peter Kay's Car Share, Phoenix Nights, and plenty of stand up comedy too.

Kay even had a cameo in an episode of BBC anthology series Inside No 9, which has been renewed for two more series (opens in new tab).

He was due to appear across the UK for a Dance for Life fundraiser this spring, but it was sadly postponed due to COVID-19.

The Big Night In will air on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm on BBC1.

Lucy joined the team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

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