After the first charity screening of Peter Kay’s Car Share sold out in an unbelievable two minutes this morning, another date was quickly added to help with the demand.
But it didn’t stop die-hard fans feeling like they had been let down in the process.
Comedian Peter unexpectedly cancelled his live tour at the end of 2017 citing ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.
A statement read: “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.
“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 public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again, I’m very sorry.”
The announcement for Kay’s charity screening was made on Peter’s official Twitter account on Thursday, revealing that the tickets for the show would be on sale from 9am today.
Unfortunately, some fans felt like they had lost out to the ticket websites when they were timed out of their purchase.
With the Winter Gardens Opera House seating capacity at 2900, it was inevitable that many fans would miss out, but luckily for some, the comedian has added another date at the same venue.
All funds raised from the event will go to The Lily Foundation that helps to improve the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease.
Peter said of the foundation; “I’ve had first-hand experience of the Foundation’s work and I’m proud to raise both awareness and much needed funds to help with the inspiring work they provide to children and their families.”
Fans were previously left bereft when the star had revealed that he had no plans to write another series.
It followed the cliff-hanger ending last year, when his character John failed to act on the advances of his car share passenger Kayleigh, played by Sian Gibson, much to the disappointment of fans.
The comedian then soothed any worries when he announced some special episodes.
One would be a finale to reveal what happened next, and a special entirely improvised episode, Car Share: Unscripted.
Fingers crossed there might be even more dates or even venues revealed to raise money for the charity.
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