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02/01/2021 16:00 GMT

Peter Kay Shares Hilarious Mamma Mia! Tale During Rare Radio Appearance

The comedian was on fine form during an appearance on Radio 2, his first in eight months.

Peter Kay made a rare appearance on Radio 2 on Saturday and was on fine form as he shared a hilarious story with listeners.

The 47-year-old star has been largely out of the limelight since cancelling his 100-date stand-up tour in December 2017. 

But he was back on the airwaves on Saturday morning when he put in an appearance on Cat Deeley’s radio debut - his first in eight months.

During his interview with the former SM:TV Live presenter, Peter shared a story about the time he went to see the Mamma Mia! Stage show in London’s West End.

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Peter Kay

“I went to watch Mamma Mia!, the stage version, and I loved it and I don’t want to ruin it, but she gets married at the end,” he explained.

“They go off into the moonlight to, [the song] I Have A Dream.

“So, I went back [stage] and the main girl, she said, ‘Lovely to meet you’ and I said, ’Congratulations!”

“And she said, ‘Why?’”

“I was mortified, I was so wrapped up in it, I said, ‘Congratulations on getting married!’

“It was so embarrassing. I nearly got her a gift card!”

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Cat Deeley arrives at Wogan House in London to make her BBC Radio 2 debut. 

Peter was the first guest on Cat’s show, which is one of a number of programmes which will fill the slot vacated by Graham Norton, before his replacement Claudia Winkleman takes over later this year.