‘We’re rooting for you Peter Kay’: Fans express concern as comic returns to screens on Big Night In after taking time off for ‘unforeseen family circumstances’ but appears ‘less than 100%’
- Peter Kay introduced a clip of people across Britain miming to his Amarillo cover
- But viewers claimed he looked ‘far from 100%’ in video from his Bolton home
- Comedian, 46, has rarely been seen in public since he cancelled 2017 tour
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
Viewers have expressed concerns Peter Kay is ‘not well’ after his appearance on the BBC’s The Big Night In coronavirus fundraiser.
The comedian, 46, appeared in a clip from his Bolton home to introduce his classic Comic Relief track Is This The Way to Amarillo.
But fans claimed he looked ‘far from 100 per cent’, despite his colourful shirt, sunhat and sunglasses.
Kay cancelled a tour in 2017 and has rarely been seen in public since. He was last on TV in 2018 when he appeared in two special episodes of Car Share.
Viewers have expressed concerns Peter Kay is ‘not well’ after his appearance on the BBC’s The Big Night In coronavirus fundraiser tonight (pictured from his Bolton home)
Viewers took to Twitter to share their concerns over the 46-year-old comedian
He said this evening: ‘Hello everybody. I’m just sitting outside enjoying the ratgher clement weather, which is rare for Bolton.
‘Fifteen years ago I did a sketch for Comic Relief. I never imagined that it would go down so well and make everybody happy, and I thought what a perfect time to recreate it again, so I’ve asked a lot of you to film yourself and send it in’.
Kay ended his message saying ‘take care and enjoy yourselves lots of love to you all’.
The Big Night in then showed people up and down the country joining in and miming to the Tony Christie song.
The Amarillo video featured families at home, shop workers, firemen and women and health care workers.
In the clip the footage of people dancing to the music is interspersed with clips of Kay
But one Twitter user posted: ‘Loved seeing @peterkay_co_uk on #BigNightIn but very concerned he didn’t look or sound ‘right’ hope he’s ok.’
Someone else wrote: ‘Peter Kay didn’t look or sound well on the Tele then didn’t he. Sad to see! #BigNightIn’
Another fan commented: ‘Great to see Peter Kay, although the legend is obviously far from 100%
‘Whatever he’s battling,I and I’m sure the rest of the country wish him to get well very soon! God bless.’
Someone else asked: ‘Anyone else worried about Peter Kay. Great to see him, but something didn’t seem right #BigNightIn.’
Kay is pictured 15 years ago when he first mimed a version of Is This The Way to Amarillo by Tony Christie for Comic Relief