PHOENIX RISES

Peter Kay plots sit­com come­back

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by MARK CHAN­DLER

PHOENIX Nights is set to make a sen­sa­tional telly come­back after Paddy McGuin­ness con­firmed the whole cast in­clud­ing Peter Kay want to make a new se­ries.

PHOENIX Nights may be about to make a sen­sa­tional telly come­back.

Paddy McGuin­ness con­firmed the whole cast, in­clud­ing Peter Kay, wants to make a new se­ries.

The clas­sic com­edy won mil­lions of fans but hasn’t been on our screens since 2002.

How­ever Paddy, who played door­man Paddy O’Shea, said it was just a mat­ter of time be­fore it comes back. He said: “It was great. There’s al­ways talk about do­ing another one.

“It’s just time, it’s just get­ting ev­ery­one to­gether.

But ev­ery­one is up for it.”

Re­union

Co-writ­ten by Peter, Neil Fitz­mau­rice and Dave Spikey, the sit­com about a work­ing men’s club ran for two se­ries on Chan­nel 4.

The cast then re­united in 2015 for sell-out shows that raised £5mil­lion for Comic Re­lief.

Paddy, 46, added: “We did do it live and that went re­ally well, we sold out five nights play­ing to 15,000 peo­ple a night and that were great.”

Car Share star Peter, who called off his highly an­tic­i­pated stand-up tour two years ago, has pre­vi­ously re­vealed a third se­ries set at the Phoenix Club is al­ready writ­ten.

THIS year has been a great one for TV come­backs and re­boots. Telly fans have been spoilt for choice. And the good news is, there is still more to come. Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes were met by rave re­views from fans. Gavin and Stacey will also re­turn at Christ­mas for a spe­cial episode. Hope­fully, Phoenix Nights will be back on our screens soon as well. Paddy McGuin­ness has con­firmed the cast wants to make a new se­ries. He says it is just about “get­ting ev­ery­one to­gether”. We’re keep­ing our fin­gers crossed that it won’t be long. Mean­while, we have I’m A Celebrity to get us through the long win­ter. The start is just days away. Bri­tish telly has rarely been in a bet­ter place than it is right now. Long may it con­tinue!

CLAS­SIC: The C4 show ran for two se­ries

WRIT­TEN: Kay

READY: McGuin­ness

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