Big Night In manages to raise more than £27m but Fans of Peter Kay left worried over his appearance

Peter Kay left Big Night In fans very concerned last night with his first TV appearance after two years out of the spotlight.

A REWORKED version of the music video for Peter Kay’s (Is This The Way To) Amarillo, which featured members of the NHS, public and emergency service workers, was also aired during the programme. Many of Peter’s fans, however, took to social media to comment on his appearance, some even saying “he is not the same guy.”

The Big Night In was watched by an average of 6.7 million viewers, the fundraising show gave BBC One a 35 per cent share of viewers, with a peak audience of 8.5 million.

The programme, which featured the first new Little Britain sketch in more than 10 years, a lockdown version of The Trip by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and even included a surprise performance from the Duke of Cambridge, raised more than £27 million for charity.

Peter Kay, 46, was last seen on TV after the second series of Car Share ended in May 2018, and viewers have been able to see repeats of Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle on BBC One. He made his TV comeback last night as Comic Relief and Children in Need teamed up with BBC to raise money for charity.

He was seen wearing sunglasses as he ate an ice lolly in his garden, covering his head with a hat. He said: “Fifteen years ago I did a sketch for Comic Relief called Is This The Way To Amarillo and I never imagined that it would go down so well and make everyone happy.”

 

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