Peter Kay Can't Ask For Garlic Bread, For Obvious Reasons

Think back to just a few short years ago, when no one in the UK was capable of saying 'garlic bread' without repeating it in a piss-poor imitation of a Lancashire accent. Remember?

'Garlic and bread?' we'd say. Remember that? We couldn't just say 'garlic bread' without doing it.

Thankfully, those dark days are behind us and we can go back to ordering the delicious buggers like adults.

Unless of course, you're Peter Kay - the man responsible for the whole thing.

Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show, the host asked: "Do you still get your catchphrases hollered at you?"

To which he replied: "Oh yeah, I still get that. People shout, 'garlic bread' at me. Who'd have thought that a food would be a catchphrase?"

When Ross pointed out that it was one of his most popular ones, he replied: "It wasn't even a catchphrase, it was a food! Garlic bread! And I couldn't get it in Morrisons the other week.

Credit: ITV/The Jonathan Ross Show

"My wife was outside in the car with the children, and I was ages, she said, 'why were you so long?' I said, 'I couldn't find garlic bread and I couldn't ask for it.'

"Because I was mortified to say, 'where's the garlic bread?' because they all would have said, 'GARLIC BREAD?'"

To prove his point, the entire audience shouted it, too.

Kay was on the show following his recent announcement that he would be touring again, after an eight-year break.


He told Ross that this would likely be his last ever tour, joking that he 'didn't like it', because it was so terrifying to stand on stage and try and make people laugh.

He said: "I like it, but once in a blue moon. I should have called the tour that, Once In a Blue Moon. I don't think I'll do another after this, I'm getting on now." It isn't though, it's called Peter Kay Live: Have Gigs, Will Travel and tickets went on sale at 10am today, and probably sold out shortly after.

Touring is certainly something he's good at, his 2010/11 comedy tour is in the Guinness World Records as the most successful ever. Have it.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/The Jonathan Ross Show

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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