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Peter Kay announces end of Car Share after two series

The comedian broke the news live on air, saying "you're better quitting while you're ahead"

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Peter Kay has made the shock announcement that there will be no more episodes of Car Share – not even a Christmas special. The actor confirmed the news live on air while speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, saying the BBC1 comedy has reached the end of the road. When asked whether his character John would ever start listening to Radio Manchester rather than Forever FM, Peter said: "There's not going to be a series three, so it would never happen! You've got to get out while the going's good. No Christmas special, no."

The actor, 43, added: "I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed by everybody's support and the fact that everyone's loved it so much has been wonderful for everyone who's made it, but you're better quitting while you're ahead. There's only so much you can do in a car and the last thing you want to do is ruin it because I think it's a lovely thing."

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Peter Kay made the shock announcement on radio

Peter stars opposite Sian Gibson, who plays Kayleigh, his passenger and potential love interest. Viewers have been waiting to see if series two will finally bring them together. Peter said of his co-star: "It's been wonderful working with Sian, who's one of my closest friends in the world. We have a good laugh but I think sometimes you've got to just leave things. You need good ideas – that's the problem. You need good strong stories. A lot of series tend to go on for one series too many, especially with comedies, and I think people say 'ooh, it's gone off, that'. If you're struggling and you just get a sense when you're writing that you might be running out of ideas, that's when I think you should walk away."

The news will no doubt come as a shock to fans, who have seen Peter in Car Share since 2015. The actor, who co-writes and directs the sitcom, has been widely praised for his role in the show. Last year he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Male Comedy Performance, the BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy and the National Television Award for Best Comedy for Car Share.

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