Peter’s not laugh­ing over ‘mis­lead­ing’ TV doc­u­men­tary

Co­me­dian Peter breaks Twit­ter si­lence to slam ‘mis­lead­ing’ TV doc­u­men­tary on his ca­reer

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By KATIE FITZ­PATRICK katie.fitz­[email protected] @Show­bizKatieME­N

COMIC Peter Kay has bro­ken his so­cial media si­lence over a doc­u­men­tary about his ca­reer.

His of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count crit­i­cised the ti­tle of Chan­nel Five’s pro­gramme Peter Kay Com­edy Ge­nius: In His Own Words as ‘mis­lead­ing,’ telling fans it doesn’t fea­ture any new in­ter­views or in­put from Peter.

The tweet reads: “Very flat­ter­ing of Chan­nel 5 to com­mis­sion the pro­gramme go­ing out tonight, but just to let peo­ple known that ‘Peter Kay: In His Own Words’ has an in­cred­i­bly mis­lead­ing ti­tle, as it doesn’t fea­ture any new in­ter­views with Peter and all the footage is com­pletely his­toric.

“The ti­tle also gives the im­pres­sion that

Peter has been in­volved in the mak­ing of this doc­u­men­tary, which he hasn’t. At all.”

The doc­u­men­tary, screened last night, fea­tured in­ter­views with Bolton fun­ny­man Peter’s friends and col­leagues Pete

Water­man, Jenny Pow­ell and Bobby Davro and charts the comic’s rise to fame to per­form­ing arena shows.

It fea­tured footage from some of his clas­sic com­edy rou­tines along with clips from his hit shows Phoenix Nights and Car Share.

The last time some­thing was tweeted from Peter’s ac­count was Oc­to­ber 11, in­form­ing fans that a Black­pool date had been added for screen­ings of Phoenix Nights in aid of Can­cer Re­search.

“Oh what a shame! Was look­ing for­ward to this be­cause I thought it was a new one, with him now, as well as older clips,” said one fan on Twit­ter.

“Oh dear. That’s a shame. We miss Peter,” replied an­other.

“We miss you on our screens,” said an­other fan.

It doesn’t fea­ture any new in­ter­views with Peter and all the footage is com­pletely his­toric

Peter Kay’s Twit­ter ac­count

Peter Kay has slammed a Chan­nel 5 doc­u­men­tary about his ca­reer

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