Peter Kay looked delighted as he launched his new wheelchair-accessible boat in Corley, Lancashire on Wednesday,
The 48-year-old comedian, who recently returned to the stage for his first tour in 11 years, grins as he launches the Wheelyboat — which allows anyone with limited mobility or any form of disability to try watersports — at Anderton Center.
Charity, the Wheelyboat Trust, provides mobility, learning and sensory-impaired people of all ages with independent access to activities on the water.
The star wore a black polo shirt and matching jacket and jeans with a baseball cap as he cut the ceremonial ribbon for a boat launch – before waving to the crowd.
Good reason: Peter Kay seemed thrilled when he launched his new wheelchair-accessible boat in Corley, Lancashire recently
Peter seemed happier than ever to give his support to the good cause, standing proudly with the boat as it sailed.
It comes as Peter left his fans in hysterics with a hilarious wedding note after his much-anticipated return to the stage on Good Friday for his first tour in 11 years.
The comedian gave his first Dance For Life show at the Manchester Central Convention Complex and soon left guests laughing with a joke about him being twenty minutes late for the show.
It comes and Peter is seen wearing An ’80s-inspired ensemble of a multicolored headband, printed jacket and gold lurex jogging pants as he gleefully addresses the crowd in shots obtained by MailOnline.
Watch: The star was giving his support to the charity The Wheelyboat Trust
DO IT: The comedian, 48, who recently returned to the stage for his first tour in 11 years, grins as he launches Wheelyboat — which allows anyone with limited mobility or any form of disability to try watersports — at Anderton Center
Sailing Away: The star wore a black polo shirt, jacket, and matching jeans with a baseball cap while cutting the ribbon for the ceremonial launch of the boat
there he is! It comes as Peter left his fans in hysterics with a hilarious wedding note after his much-anticipated return to the stage on Good Friday for his first tour in 11 years.
The star has not put on a show since canceling a massive 14-month tour in 2017 citing ‘unexpected family circumstances’.
But he showed that he was back to the highest level of comedy, so after arriving on stage twenty minutes late, Peter quipped: “Sorry we’re late, they’re a bit slow in coming.
Not many of you will get a chance to dance anymore. If you’re like me, every four years you’ll be at a wedding for about 11 minutes until they play something modern and you sit down because you feel about 100.
Proceeds from the tour will be donated to Cancer Research UK, with the event being described as “the dance party that will change lives”.
he is back! The comedian has been out of the limelight for several years, but delighted fans with his return to the stage (pictured in 2011)
It features singing and dancing performances by Peter, with other shows scheduled in London and Liverpool.
Inside footage from the fun-filled night saw Peter take his place behind the DJ decks while old clips from his Channel 4 sitcom, Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere, were played on the big screen.
He then joined a group of dancers while showing off his moves and applauding.
Peter joined Instagram last month to promote his new tour.
Light show: A light show lit up the stage as Manchester welcomed the comedian
Do it: The dancers joined the comedian when he took to the stage
Good Souls: Peter showed his best moves while spending the night away
DO IT: Inside shots from the fun-filled night saw Peter take his place behind DJ stands as old clips from his Channel 4 sitcom, Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere, air on the big screen
Sight: Peter was in place as he waved to the crowd on his return
WON’T MISS IT: Fans packed the show as they celebrated Peter’s comeback
Good to see you: The comedian gave his first Dance For Life show at the Manchester Central Convention Complex – marking his first tour since 2011 (pictured 2011)
Wanted: Crowds crowd the conference space as Peter returns to the stage
A couple of tweets from Peter’s official Twitter account, the first since September 2021, shared a link to his new Instagram, which read: “Peter is now on Instagram, please follow his new official account.”
The new Instagram account contains only two photos – a shot of Peter and a promotional poster for his show, Peter Kay’s Dance for Life.
“Additional tickets have been issued for Peter Kay Dancing for Life in Manchester and Liverpool,” the exciting caption read.
Here it is: Last month Peter joined Instagram to promote his new tour
Promo: A couple of tweets from Peter’s official Twitter account, the first since September 2021, shared a link to his new Instagram account, which read: “Peter is now on Instagram, please follow his new official account”
It comes after Peter’s much-anticipated return to the stage last year, where he received a standing ovation after a three-year absence.
The comedian appeared at a charity party at the O2 Apollo in Manchester in August and fans were thrilled to see him.
Surprised by the reaction, he told the crowd, “Never in my life have I had a standing ovation when I came. I’m going away for another four years.
Peter canceled his tour in December 2017, citing ‘unexpected family circumstances’, and briefly returned to the stage the following year when he made a surprise appearance at a charity show for his series Car Share.
The tour was scheduled to span the UK and Ireland from April 2018 through summer 2019 – Kaye had announced it just a month earlier.
Social media: The new Instagram account has only two photos – a shot of Peter and a promotional poster for his show, Peter Kay’s Dance for Life
But on December 13, 2017, he said: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I have to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.
This unfortunately includes my upcoming backup tour, Dance for Life performances, and any live work commitments that are pending.
My sincere apologies. This decision was not taken lightly and I am sure you will understand that my family should always come first.
He was previously scheduled to return with the Dance For Life series to raise funds for Cancer Research UK in April and May 2020.
But the events were postponed in March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Kay released an audio-only special episode of his comedy Car Share with co-star Sian Gibson in April of last year in an effort to “somehow cheer people up.”
He also briefly came back in January when he called up the new BBC Radio 2 program from The Cat Daily, where they discussed the New Year and embarrassing stories.
Kai’s fans raised concerns for his health after he appeared on BBC’s Big Night Inn in April 2020, with some saying he looked ‘far from 100 per cent’.
Last September, it emerged that his absence from the public eye had kept money flowing into Good Night Vienna Productions, the company he founded in 1999.
Described as a “writing, performing and television production” business, shareholder funds stood at £24.8m by the end of March 2020 – an increase of £1m over the previous year.
About £23.3m of the company’s money was kept ‘cash in banks and on hand’, while its only reported spending was just £1,495 – on ‘cars’.
Kai, whose 2010-2011 tour reached the Guinness Book of Records after performing to more than 1.2 million people, lives with his wife, Susan, and their three children.
Exciting: Kai recorded an audio-only version of Car Share in April 2020 with his co-star Sian Gibson