Who is Peter Kay and what’s his net worth?
IT’S FAIR to say Peter Kay is a household name, with an army of loyal fans.
After taking a break from the spotlight, the Bolton-born comedian is back on tour.
What is Peter Kay’s net worth?
Born on July 2, 1973, Peter Kay started his career as a stand-up comedian, before branching out into various other areas of TV over the years, including acting.
Over the years he has written screenplays such as Phoenix Nights and the smash hit series Car Share.
The funnyman also has four books under his belt, and has done multiple sell out tours.
All of these gigs, plus public notoriety, have amounted to a reportedly sizeable net worth of around £57M ($70M) according to Celebrity Net Worth (as of 2023).
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When did Peter Kay first perform Amarillo?
Peter’s cover of Tony Christie’s 1971 single was the best-selling song of 2005 in the UK, spending seven weeks at No1.
The funny video featured stars including Brian May, Michael Parkinson, Paddy McGuinness, Mr Blobby and Ronnie Corbett.
Reminiscing about the love for his 2005 Amarillo sketch, which saw him and a host of celeb guests mime the Tony Christie song, he told fans: “I thought what a perfect time to recreate it again, so we’ve asked a lot of you to film yourselves and send it in. Take care and enjoy yourselves”
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Is Peter Kay married?
Peter Kay married Susan Gargan in 2001 after three years of dating.
They met while Kay was working at a cinema and she was a cashier at Boots in their hometown of Bolton.
The couple have a son together, Charlie Michael Kay, named after Susan’s late father.
It is reported that Peter has two other children – and in interviews he frequently refers to more than one child – but they have been kept out of the spotlight completely.
What is Car Share?
Car Share is a British comedy about two workers in a supermarket who carpool to and from work together.
Kay wrote and starred in the show which ran for two series on BBC One.
The two-hander won the award for best comedy at the 2016 National Television Awards, as well as the Bafta TV Awards for Best Male Comedy Performance and Best Scripted Comedy that same year.
His co-star in the series, Sian Gibson, also helped write both series of the show which pulled in a staggering 5.5 million viewers for its final episode.