Peter Kay has today confirmed there will be no series 3 of his brilliant sitcom, Car Share.
Series two reaches its climax on BBC One later tonight, but many fans have already seen the finale on BBC iPlayer and know what happens between everybody’s favourite car sharers.
Peter Kay today told BBC Radio Manchester there will be no series three and no Christmas specials. Asked whether John would ever switch from Forever FM to Radio Manchester, Kay replied: “There’s not going to be a series three so it won’t ever happen.”
He added: “You’ve got to get out while the going’s good. No Christmas special, no.”
Viewers have been waiting throughout series two to find out whether John – played by Kay – finally gets together with his co-worker and passenger Kayleigh, played by Sian Gibson.
‘Quit while you’re ahead’
Kay explained: “I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed by everybody’s support and the fact that everyone’s loved it so much has been wonderful for everyone who’s made it, but you’re better quitting while you’re ahead.
“There’s only so much you can do in a car and the last thing you want to do is ruin it because I think it’s a lovely thing.
“It’s been wonderful working with Sian, who’s one of my closest friends in the world. We have a good laugh but I think sometimes you’ve got to just leave things.
“You need good ideas – that’s the problem. You need good strong stories. A lot of series tend to go on for one series too many, especially with comedies, and I think people say ‘ooh, it’s gone off, that'”.
Car Share first hit screens in April 2015 and was lauded by critics. The comedy series formed part of a new BBC trial to premiere 40 hours of content on iPlayer, before being broadcast on TV. However the popularity of the show exceeded all expectation and brought in over 2.5 million views, with the first episode gaining 1m alone on iPlayer.
The series hit TV screens on April 29th 2015 at 9:30pm, and had a mouthwatering 6.85 million viewers. Kay’s reward for the comedy came in 2016, when the show won the best scripted comedy award at the BAFTAS.
The finale of Car Share airs on BBC One tonight at 9pm and is expected to be viewed by record numbers.
H/T BBC NEWS