8 Facts About Peter Kay

1. In December 2011, it was reported that Peter Kay had sold over 10 million DVDs, a UK record for a comedian and more than the combined sales of best selling films Avatar and Mamma Mia!.

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2. On 9 September 2017, Peter Kay took part in the "We Are Manchester" benefit concert to mark the reopening of Manchester Arena.

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3. On 13 December 2017, Peter Kay announced that he was cancelling all future work projects for family reasons.

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4. In November 2017, Peter Kay announced his intention to return to Stand-up with his first tour in eight years.

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5. On 19 July 2016, Peter Kay was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Salford at Salford's Lowry Theatre.

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6. In 2005, Peter Kay was awarded a Rose d'Or at the international television festival in Montreux for Best Performance by an Actor.

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7. In a nightclub in Bolton in 1998 Peter Kay met Susan Gargan whilst Peter was working at the local cinema.

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8. When the cinema closed, Peter Kay was presented with the choice between finding another job or moving into comedy full-time.

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