The long-awaited comeback of Peter Kay is well and truly underway as he arrives in Manchester ahead of his charity gigs.
The iconic comedian is set to play two gigs in Manchester tonight whilst raising money for Laura Nuttall, who has a brain tumour.
With it being his first gig in three years, Kay was pictured pulling up to the theatre in a low-key black cap and mask combo.
Huge crowds gathered outside the Apollo O2 theatre in Manchester as the 48-year-old got there at lunchtime to get his prep done.
Tickets for the 3,500-capacity venue sold out within 30 minutes after they went on sale on July 30.
Originally it would cost you £47.50 for a ticket but some have gone up for resale on eBay for prices as high as £175.
The man from Bolton has largely been out of the spotlight since 2018 and the surprise charity screening of his series Car Share.
Kay is hoping that the two gigs will help pay for urgent cancer treatment needed for Lancs student Laura Nuttall, 21.
Laura has completed her second year at Manchester University, studying philosophy, politics and economics and will also be in the audience with her family.
After a series of headaches, at the age of 18, she was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was in her first term at Kings College University in London.
She was given a prognosis of having 12-18 months to live and since then has been through two brain surgeries, 30 sessions of radiotherapy and 12 months of chemotherapy.
Because of fundraising, Laura was able to travel to Germany for an innovative immunotherapy treatment.
Her mother Nicola and father Mark first met Peter while working at Granada television nearly 20 years ago.
But they've now revealed the comedy star rang them out of the blue in January 2019 shortly after Laura was diagnosed.
Nicola said: "He just called up out of the blue and said, 'How can I help?'
"So we've met him a few times, we've been out for lunch with him, but obviously Covid put paid to any fundraising that we can do.
"So now, the coast is clear and it's all happened in a bit of a flurry but it's phenomenal. We're so excited about it.
"And it's so wonderful he can do this for us, just incredible."
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