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Peter Kay’s Car Share has been officially nominated for a TV Choice award in the category Best Comedy.

Peter Kay’s Car Share has been officially nominated for a TV Choice award in the category Best Comedy.

The nomination comes after Peter Kay’s Car Share has enjoyed near-universal praise from critics and fans alike, breaking BBC iPlayer records and garnering huge fan support as well as critical praise.

According to the BBC, figures show that the full series has now exceeded 10.6 million requests, a run-away success for BBC iPlayer and the most-requested comedy of 2017.

New viewers are still joining the series, as the first episode saw 300,000 new requests after the final episode aired.

Peter Kay said: “We’ve been blown away by the reception for our little show. All we wanted was to make something feel-good and happy so it’s really wonderful it connected with so many people.”

Shane Allen, controller comedy commissioning for the BBC said of the show’s success: “The record-breaking response to Car Share has been phenomenal. Audiences have come at the show from all angles – watching on BBC One and as a full series, and to have such enormous figures for BBC iPlayer alone shows how the public have taken these characters to their hearts.”

The nomination in the Best Comedy category puts Car Share in some very elite company, with shows such as Red Dwarf, Man Down, The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.

The TV Choice Awards voting is currently open, so why not take a minute to vote for your favourite shows in a host of different categories. And make sure to show your support for Peter Kay!