PETER KAY has a cool £22.6million sitting in his company accounts – and the superstar comic’s not even been working.
'N Bron het gesê: “The accounts just prove what a huge success Peter is.
“His royalties and merchandise still tick along every year, despite his recent inactivity.
“He’s also very savvy with his cash, as he’s made lots of wise investments.”
The accounts for his main company, Hussein Traders Ltd, showed that he has £22.6million in investments, and is £10.5million in profit. Peter has taken time away from the spotlight since 2017 when he cancelled his UK tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.
His appearances over the past few years have been limited to only a surprise showing during a charity screening of his series Car Share in 2018, a cameo on Cat Deeley'S Radio 2 show in January 2021 and hosting two charity events to raise money for cancer sufferer Laura Nuttall seven months later.
Since announcing his comeback earlier this month however, Peter is firmly back in the spotlight.
He appeared on Zoe Ball‘s Radio 2 Breakfast Show to promote his new monthly residency at Londen’s O2 Arena, which runs from December 16 until November 18 volgende jaar, having already announced tour dates across the UK.
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The Phoenix Nights favourite is the first comedian ever to secure such a deal.
Hy het gesê: “There has basically been me and Prince who have done it — and look what happened to him.
'Michael Jackson, he was another, he was supposed to do 50 nights. I got his shows.”
Each one of the gigs is sure to be a Thriller.
MARK’S DOSE OF REALITY
MARK WRIGHT will be joined by the great and good of reality telly when his latest show lands in the new year.
He is fronting The Challenge for Kanaal 5, an adventure series that is already a big hit in the US.
Reality stars compete in action tasks around the world to win cash prizes and avoid elimination.
They will join those already rumoured to feature, insluitend Na skool drop vandag en lekker bederf van Paul’s James Lock, Gemaak in Chelsea’s Tristan Phipps and other Love Islanders Arabella Chi, Marcel Somerville en Kaz Kamwi.
Met Merk’s own Towie roots, he’s perfect for the job.
SHIRLEY Ballas will be revealing her festive memories to comic actress Sally Phillips on My Life At Christmas.
The show – one of the many new religion and ethics programmes on the BBC next month – will also feature former Kom streng dans contestant Richard Coles.
GAZZA’S NOISE IS A CATCH
The ex-England teammates filmed a one-off special with website Fishing Republic – and there was hope the pair could have landed a series.
But it doesn’t sound like a goer, which might be some relief to David, who found his pal a little too loud. The goalkeeping great explained: “I normally go on my own, so it was great to take a friend.
“It has been Gazza in recent months but he is a bit too noisy. He is doing all right, he is up and down. He loves his fishing and it was great to do a programme with him.”
They have teamed up to promote mental health campaign Hats On For Mind, with beanies available to buy at GO Outdoors, Fishing Republic, Blacks and Millets.
David also revealed they have not lost the competitive edge, en bygevoeg: “He so wants to win at everything. But he never beats me.”
ENDERS PRAISE IN LEXI WOE
The BBC One soap has worked closely with Hope Support Services to make sure the scenes of hairdresser Lola, gespeel deur Danielle Harold, are portrayed as sensitively as possible for all children who have parents experiencing a terminal illness.
Lorna Russell, from Hope Support Services, gesê: “Lots of families will understand how distressing it can be for children when someone they love has cancer, so we’re pleased to see EastEnders focusing on how Lexi is affected by Lola’s tumour.”