Peter Kay delights fans with rare on-stage appearance at Dance For Life show

The comedian is back on stages again (@Bimble_Lad/Instagram/Ritchi/Hotsauce/REX/Shutterstock)

Comedian made a rare public appearance this weekend at the show in Liverpool – all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The Bolton stand-up comic and TV writer, 49, wore a sweatband and a golden, vinyl-decorated tracksuit as he delighted fans at the M&S Bank Arena on Friday night.

The creator and star stepped away from the limelight in 2017 for personal reasons and has only made sporadic appearances in public since then.

At the time, he cited for his hiatus. The writer then began to re-appear in front of the cameras again during 2020’s Covid lockdown.

He then made a in 2021, appearing into two Q&A sessions at Manchester’s O2 Apollo to help raise money for a student’s cancer treatment.

And the event in Liverpool this weeked, Peter looked to be in good spirits, grooving to several routines and supported by groups of backing dancers.

Peter was decked out in his glitziest tracksuit (Picture: Instagram/@bimble_lad)

Fans took to social media to express their delight at seeing the beloved comedian on such good form after a professional hiatus of five years.

‘Been at Dance for Life in Liverpool tonight. Peter Kay just brings joy,’ one attendee wrote on Twitter, who was happy to see the comedian’s return.

‘Peter Kay’s Dance for Life [was] one of the best nights of my life, I’m howling,’ another person posted to the social media website.

Peter Kay’s Car Share ran for two seasons and finished with a big special episode (Picture: BBC)

Rumours have been circling that Kay is planning to in the near future, with former co-stars giving credence to the stories.

A source told The Sun that ‘Peter has lined up huge venues across the country including in Manchester, London and Birmingham and is hoping to announce it in September.’

Fellow comedian Jason Manford appeared to confirm the rumours when he told a Dublin radio station: ‘[Peter is] opefully back himself soon, doing stand-up, so keep your eye out for his tour.’

Kay last performed a full stand-up tour in 2011, with the Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour, playing 98 dates in England, 14 in Ireland, and five each in Scotland and Wales.

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