Peter Kay absent from NTAs as Car Share co-star collects award on his behalf

Peter Kay absent from NTAs as Car Share co-star collects award on his behalf

Peter Kay was said to be ‘gutted’ as he was unable to attend the National Television Awards to collect the trophy Car Share won for Best Comedy.

Kay’s Car Share co-star Sian Gibson and two of the show’s producers were on hand to collect the prestigious gong.

“He’s gutted he can’t be here tonight,” said Gibson.

“He’s going to be over the moon.

“We’re off to phone him now.”

Kay’s Car Share co-star Sian Gibson said the comic would be ‘over the moon’ (Image: ITV)

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Gibson did not elaborate on why comedy superstar Kay was not able to attend but he was recently forced to cancel his 100-date UK tour due to due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances.’

The Bolton-born comedian had recently added a string of dates to the mammoth tour, which was due to kick off in Birmingham on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and wrap in Liverpool on March 19, 2019.

However, at 12pm on Demeber 13 the 44-year-old confirmed that he’d had to pull the plug.

The announcement on his Facebook page read: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.”

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He last hit the road in 2010 with The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour… Now On Tour, which broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest selling comedy tour of all time with 1.2million people attending.

And the beloved funnyman said he couldn’t wait to take to the stage once more, especially given the new material he’s amassed.

“I really miss it. I know how lucky I am to be making television series and have really loved these past few years working on Car Share but I miss doing stand-up,” he said last month.

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“As terrifying as it is, when it works there’s nothing more fun and exciting. Plus, a lot has happened in the last eight years, with Trump, Twitter and my Nan getting her front bush trimmed at the age of 96. I can’t wait to get back up on stage.”

The much sought-after tickets went on sale on November 19, with fans paying between £35 and £99 to be entertained by the comedy fave.”

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