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Peter Kay rules out more Car Share beyond season two finale

Peter Kay's Car Share

Story by Jack Foley

PETER Kay has apparently ruled out the possibility of any further episodes of his hit BBC comedy Car Share once the second series has finished.

In an interview with BBC Radio Manchester, the comedian said there will be no series three and no Christmas specials.

He explained: “You’ve got to get out while the going’s good. No Christmas special, no.”

Viewers have been waiting throughout series two to find out whether John – played by Kay – finally gets together with his passenger Kayleigh, played by Sian Gibson – but whatever happens during the season climax, there will be no further updates.

Kay, for his part, remains humbled by the reaction to the show, saying: “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. 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.”

As well as starring in Car Share, Kay – who also created the hit Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights – co-writes and directs each episode. He added that each series takes “about a year to make and edit”.

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