Peter Kay breaks social media silence to blast Channel 5 documentary

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Peter Kay has tweeted for the first time in months to break his social media silence over a Channel 5 documentary.

The Bolton comedian, 46, hit out at the TV doc about himself, airing tonight.

The two-hour and five minute long documentary, named Peter Kay Comedy Genius: In His Own Words, features various interviews with the comedian and his friends.

It will follow Peter’s rise to the top of the comedy circuit and also includes clips from his hit shows Car Share and Phoenix Nights.

However the comedian was left unimpressed with the title of the Channel 5 show, suggesting that it was misleading and suggested that he had helped create the documentary.

Peter Kay broke his social media silence to address the Channel 5 documentary
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Sharing a statement from his official Twitter account this evening, he confirmed that he had nothing to do with the documentary.

He wrote: “Very flattering of Channel 5 to commission the programme going out tonight, but just to let people known that ‘Peter Kay: In His Own Words’ has an incredibly misleading title, as it doesn’t feature any new interviews with Peter and all the footage is completely historic.

“The title also gives the impression that Peter has been involved in the making of this documentary, which he hasn’t. At all.”

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A Channel 5 spokesperson declined to comment when contacted by Mirror TV.

The last tweet Peter Kay shared was back in October 11 2019 as he promoted tickets for Phoenix Nights at the cinema in Blackpool to help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Back December 2017, Peter cancelled all of his upcoming work commitments due to “unforseen family circumstances”.

He said in a statement at the time: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all my upcoming shows.

The comedian suggested the title of the documentary was misleading
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“This unfortunately means includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding work commitments.

“My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first.

“I’ve always endeavored to protect my family’s privacy from the media.

“I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again I’m very sorry.”

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