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02/06/2016

Peter Kay's Car Share To Return

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The BBC has confirmed that Peter Kay's sitcom Car Share is to return for a second series.

The show, which premiered on BBC iPlayer last year will see Kay and his co-star Sian Gibson return as colleagues John and Kayleigh who found themselves united in their journey to work through a company car share scheme.

At the end of series one, viewers were left with a cliffhanger courtesy of a 'Will they, won't they?' moment between the couple with romance looking like it was on the cards. The soundtrack to their friendship – courtesy of fictional local radio station Forever FM – was sealed with a mix CD from Kayleigh to John, but as the new series begins, what will become of their blossoming relationship?

Peter Kay said: "What a joy to be working on the second series of Car Share with the wonderful Sian Gibson. The success of the first series has been completely overwhelming."

Sian Gibson added: "I'm really excited that Car Share is coming back. We had so much fun making the first series and I can't wait to be Kayleigh Kitson again."

Car Share was one of the first series to premiere on BBC iPlayer in its entirety before a linear transmission. It recently won Best Comedy at the National Television Awards and Best Entertainment Programme at the TRIC Awards, as well as receiving four awards at the RTS North West Awards and a further two BAFTA Television Awards nominations, securing the Best Scripted Comedy award.

The 4x30' series will again premiere in its entirety on BBC iPlayer in 2017. It has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller, TV Channels and iPlayer, and Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning. Series two is written by Paul Coleman, Sian Gibson and Peter Kay, who also directs. It will be produced by Gill Isles for production company Goodnight Vienna.

Charlotte Moore commented: "Car Share broke the mould, innovated and took risks in comedy on primetime BBC One – a show that epitomises what the channel is all about. I can't wait for the Bafta-award-winning series to return, and discover where Peter Kay and Sian Gibson take those gorgeous characters that the nation fell in love with."

Shane Allen said: "There is so much more to explore between John and Kayleigh in their journey together each day and in life. The writing on the new series is sublime – intimate, poignant and hilarious. With Peter Kay and Sian Gibson at the wheel, the audiences are in for another fantastic treat."

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