Peter Kay tour to be back on? Bookies slash odds after public appearance | Theatre | Entertainment
The charity event was a rare public appearance for the comedian, who announced a full stand-up tour last year before cancelling it for undisclosed family reasons.
Now, Ladbrokes have announced that they have cut the odds on a U-turn right down to 4/1.
“He delighted fans with a charity appearance this weekend and while it seemed a long shot just a week ago, the odds suggest there’s every chance Peter Kay tells us he’s coming back this year,” said spokesperson Alex Apati.
The jaunt was supposed to kick off this month in Birmingham, playing right the way through to 2019.
However he said in a statement: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.
“This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance For Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.”
He added: “My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first.
“I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time.
“Once again, I’m very sorry.”
The cancellations resulted in Kay’s only tribute act seeing a boost in popularity; being booked for hundreds of shows over the course of the year.
Kay told fans at the screening of Car Share’s finale yesterday: “Enjoy the last ever episode of Car Share. Don’t tell anyone the end. Or tell anyone about any hedgehogs.”
The episode has been dubbed a huge success by those who were in attendance.