Peter Kay fans ‘sob’ as he returns to the comedy scene after years out of the spotlight
Comic book favorite Peter Kay hit the London stage for the first time in years with his show Dance for Life, which raises money for cancer research, and fans found themselves ‘sobbing’ .
After leaving fans worried when he abruptly canceled his 2018 tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances”, the national treasure has largely stayed away from the spotlight.
The comedian, who is known to be protective of his personal life, has kept details of what happened private.
Peter, 48, is now back in the spotlight after a five-year absence and took to the stage at Alexandra Palace in north London on Friday night as part of his charity tour.
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The Phoenix Nights star entertained the crowd with tracks like Take That, Abba and Queen as part of his Dance for Life charity show.
The comedian kicked off his Dance For Life tour on Friday April 15 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex and left London fans “sobbing” as he took to the London stage on Friday April 29.
Fans took to Twitter to share their excitement over the comic book legend’s return to the stage, and many shared how emotional it was.
One fan tweeted, “Why did I get emotional when I saw Peter Kay tonight? I love him so much.”
A second shared: “SUMMERING when I was Peter Kay came on stage. Brought back so many memories from years ago.”
While a third wrote: ‘Wow it was such a pleasure to see Peter Kay back in action tonight. Very good atmosphere in the room.”
It wasn’t all tears as Peter showed he hadn’t lost his ability to make crowds laugh.
He told the crowd: “It’s really a wonderful thing you’re doing tonight, raising a lot of money and having a dance. It’s very nice of you. It would be absolutely crap if I was alone. “
He could be seen waving his arms to the classic song Take That Never Forget as he donned a white and gold tracksuit with images of old-style records on it.
During the three-hour ‘dance-a-thon’, which raises money for Cancer Research UK, the comedian-turned-DJ treated his audience to everything from the S Club to House of Pain.
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Dubbed “the dance-a-thon party that will change lives”, the series of events takes place in London and Liverpool as well as its opening night in Manchester, and features various singing and dancing performances from the personality of television.
Having originally organized the event to take place in 2020, Covid restrictions forced the Car Share star to postpone the event.
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