Peter Kay

Peter Kay

Date of birth: 02-07-1973

Will there be another Car Share?

'Never say never' says Peter Kay's co-star Sian Gibson

Sian Gibson has suggested the door could be open for a possible new episode of Peter Kay’s Car Share.

When asked: ’Is this really the last ever Car Share?’, the star said ‘never say never’.

And both she and Kay hinted tha  they would be working together on a new project soon.

Her comments came in a BBC interview released to promote the new extra episode being broadcast  at 10pm next Monday.

The new episode will resolve the relationship between supermarket workers John Redmond and Kayleigh Kitson. 

Last year after Kayleigh finally admitted her true feelings for John, but he refused to say how he felt as she stepped out of his car and seemingly out of his life for good.

Fans of the show even set up an online petition demanding a conclusion to the series which gathered over 100,000 signatures – but in the interview, Kay reveals that there had always been plans for a concluding episode. 

‘I thought, "let's hold this back until the repeat of the second series",’ he said. ‘It was hard to keep it a secret after the reaction we got, but we never said that there wouldn’t be any more Car Shares, we just said there wouldn’t be a third series.

Here is the full interview released by the BBC:

 

The end of the last series had viewers screaming at the TV, will this new episode have the same affect? 

Peter: Who knows? Well I just hope they won’t be screaming at the telly again 

Sian: Even I was screaming at the telly and I knew what happened 

Where you surprised to hear fans had set up a petition demanding ‘more Car Share?’ 

Sian: Yes, that was crazy

Peter: You’d never believe that it’d ever have that kind of effect. A petition!

Sian: I signed it – twice

But people really do care about the characters

Peter: Yes and that is incredibly flattering. We always knew the second series would end that way and we thought people might be a bit miffed but never thought they would be so devastated.  We decided to write another episode that hopefully gave the characters a resolve and I thought, "Let's hold this back until the repeat of the second series". It was hard to keep it a secret after the reaction we got, but we never said that there wouldn’t be any more Car Shares ...we just said there wouldn’t be a third series...

What has been the funniest scene to film? 

Sian: The scenes when we were dressed as Harry Potter and Hagrid giving Elsie the female Smurf a lift home from a works do. 

Peter: Oh yeah, they were almost as hard as the ones with Reece Shearsmith as Stink Ray in the first series. You are just constantly cracking up laughing

Conleth Hill – Lord Varys in Game Of Thrones – plays Elsie, how did that piece of casting come about?

Sian: While writing that episode we kept thinking about female actors like Julie Walters or Kathy Burke but then Peter suggested Conleth

Peter: Conleth and I became very good friends after I met him whilst I was in The Producers. I really think he’s one of the funniest most naturally talented people I know. He had already played Geraldine's Mum in Britain’s Got The Pop Factor... so I knew he could play a woman and I thought it’d be a lot of fun. Luckily he wasn't working on Game Of Thrones so was able to do it

Sian: You’ve never seen Game Of Thrones have you?

Peter: No

Sian: It’s amazing

Peter: So I hear

Sian: You'd love it 

Peter: I saw a bit of one once, some bloke with a cage tied to his face getting his nose gnawed off by a rat

Sian: Oh, that only happened once

Peter: Once was enough. I was eating my tea! There was no need

Sian: There’s lots of rudey-doody in it 

Peter: Rudey-doody?

Sian: Shagging!

Peter: I know what you mean! Anyway I don’t want to know that, my Mum watches it.  So where were we….?

Sian: You were talking about Conleth

Peter: Oh yeah! He was hilarious and we just couldn’t film the scenes for laughing, we even had to come back the next night to finish filming it and it we still laughed! There are some great out-takes. 

Sian, what will you miss the most about John and Kayleigh?  

Sian: I'll miss all the fun we have filming but as I see Peter all the time it doesn't feel like they've gone away 

Peter: You don’t see me all the time?

Sian: Well we speak nearly everyday 

Peter: We do but I haven’t been over to your house in ages 

Sian: I prefer coming to yours 

Peter: I know, 'cause you get waited on hand and foot 

Sian: As if, when?

Peter: How many salmon stir-fries did I make when we were writing?

Sian: How should I know?

Peter: You see I won’t miss John and Kayleigh… we’re right here

Sian: True (laughing)

What’s your fondest memory of working on the show? 

Sian: I like filming a lot but I really enjoyed writing the series. We’d meet up at Paul’s or Peter’s and have something to eat [Paul is co-creator and co-writer Paul Coleman]

Peter: See, salmon stir-fry again!

Sian: Alright, salmon stir-fry, what’s the big deal?

Peter: Hold on, how many times did Paul and me come writing at your house?

Sian: Loads of times

Peter: How many?

Sian: Tons

Peter: How about never!! 

Sian: Well it was nice for me to have a day out and come over and see you both. Anyway we got it written didn’t we?

Peter: We did. I love the whole process, from start to finish, but editing is my favourite. One person who shouldn’t be overlooked is Matt Brown, he edited the whole series and creatively he added a lot of detail. I’ll miss working with him until the next project

Which is?

Peter: Er…..

Sian: That’d be telling?

Ah so will you be working together again?

Peter: Hopefully 

Sian: Definitely 

Peter: Definitely. Right I better get some salmon in

Sian: Fab, I’ll bring the stir-fry round

Finally is this really the last ever Car Share? 

Sian: Never say never

Peter: Well, unless you’re waiting on an invite to Sian’s house 

Sian: Leave it

Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale in on BBC One at 10pm on Monday May 28.

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