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29/03/2018 10:52 BST | Updated 29/03/2018 14:54 BST

Peter Kay Breaks Months Of Silence To Announce 'Car Share' Screenings

He announced the cancellation of his stand-up tour last year.

Peter Kay has broken months of silence following the cancellation of his UK tour, to announce a charity screening of his sitcom, ‘Car Share’.

The stand-up comedian revealed that two new episodes of his hit BBC sitcom will be shown at the Blackpool Opera House on Saturday 7 April.

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The evening will raise money for The Lily Foundation which helps children living with Mitochondrial Disease, with Peter saying he’s had “first-hand experience” of the charity’s work. 

The news was announced via a tweet posted on Peter’s Twitter account, which read: “Exciting news: A charity screening of new Peter Kay’s Car Share episodes will be held at Blackpool Opera House on Saturday 7th April. Tickets on sale Saturday at 9am.”

A statement from Peter also read: “The Lily Foundation is an inspiring charity that helps to improve the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease.

“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.”

Peter announced he would be cancelling his entire 2018 stand-up tour last December citing “unforeseen family circumstances”.

Tickets for the tour, which was due to take to the road from April to June, went on sale on in November, and within minutes had “broken the internet” due to phenomenal demand.

As a result, Peter quadrupled the number of dates in some locations.

The BBC later reassured ‘Car Share’ fans the final two episodes of the show would air, despite Peter dropping out of all other upcoming work projects.

The finale of ‘Car Share’ aired last year, with the comedian - who co-created and stars in the show - insisting at the time there would not be any more episodes.

It was then confirmed this would not be the case during 2017′s Children In Need telethon, when the final two episodes were confirmed.

One of them will serve as a conclusion to the show, and address what happened to them after Kayleigh stepped out of John’s car.

The other will be a special improvised episode, which will see Peter and co-star and co-writer Sian Gibson go without a script, as John and Kayleigh do their daily commute.