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Paddy McGuinness Thinks Phoenix Nights Will Return For A Third Series

Paddy McGuinness Thinks Phoenix Nights Will Return For A Third Series

Peter Kay's classic clubland comedy show Phoenix Nights could be in line for a shock return, if Paddy McGuinness is to be believed.

Yep, the Take Me Out host reckons that Kay and the whole crew would be up for returning to the Phoenix Club for another crack.

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Obviously, the show wrapped up fairly neatly the last time we saw it, but that was in 2002. Despite that, McGuinness - who plays baldness-bothered bouncer Paddy O'Shea - thinks that it is only a matter of time before we're back in Bolton.

He told The Daily Star: "It was great. There's always talk about doing another one.

"It's just time, it's just getting everyone together. But everyone is up for it."

Kay as Brian Potter in 2004. Credit: PA
Kay as Brian Potter in 2004. Credit: PA

The show, which was written by Kay, Dave Spikey, and Neil Fitzmaurice, ran for two wildly successful seasons at the beginning of the millennium.

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Based loosely upon characters from That Peter Kay Thing, it followed the trials and tribulations - mostly tribulations - of club owner Brian Potter as he tried to carve out a niche for himself once again in the world of social club management.

After the original show became a cult classic, the cast got together for a huge reunion that sold out the Manchester Arena and raised around £5m for Comic Relief.

McGuinness added: "We did do it live and that went really well, we sold out five nights playing to 15,000 people a night and that were great."

McGuinness reckons it's only a matter of time. Credit: PA
McGuinness reckons it's only a matter of time. Credit: PA

It's been pretty quiet on the Peter Kay front since he called off Car Share a while back. He also called off a sell-out stand-up comedy tour two years ago too.

With that in mind, it's probably worth taking Paddy's words with a pinch of salt. However, Kay has said cryptically in the past that a third series of Phoenix Nights is already written.

Since the show ended, Paddy and Kay also starred in Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere, which followed the two doormen as they tried to escape their past in a camper van around the country.

After his big break came in Phoenix Nights, McGuinness has become one of the most recognisable faces on telly.

He fronts up the fantastically silly Take Me Out dating show, and also managed to land himself a presenting role on Top Gear.

Whether or not we'll see him buying budget baldness cures on the internet again, however, remains to be seen.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

 

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