Peter Kay delighted fans with his comeback to Twitter to announce the return of TV comedy Phoenix Nights .
The Mancunian comedian has been absent from social media since the beginning of this year, and he made many of his fans’ night with his return – and revealed some exciting news.
It comes as the 46-year-old star stepped down from the spotlight, disappearing from the public eye due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’ in 2017.
His comeback tweet read: “It’s almost 19yrs since the Phoenix Club first opened its doors.
“To celebrate that very special anniversary, both series of #PhoenixNights will be shown on the big screen for the 1st time in aid of @CR_UK”
And many eager fans tweeted him back as they showed their support.
One wrote: “What a coincidence was watching this last night on dvd still hilarious”
“Love this, been wondering for ages why it’s not on @NetflixUK,” one user said.
The series focused on fictional Phoenix Club – a working men’s club based in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Peter wrote and created the show, but he also played a part in the Channel 4 comedy.
Since Peter’s shock disappearance in 2017, he was only seen a couple of times in public.
The star cancelled his live tour and any other work commitments in December 2017, but fans went wild when he announced a charity screening of Peter Kay’s car share in 2018. It was the first time he was seen since taking time out.
And then the comedian was spotted this year in Blackpool on Easter Bank Holiday weekend as he introduced the episode of car share to the audience, revealing it was the last ever episode.
He told the audience: “Thank you very much for supporting the Lily Foundation raising money for mitochondrial disease. Very kind of you. I appreciate it. Enjoy the last ever episode of Car Share.
“Don’t tell anyone the end. Or tell anyone about any hedgehogs.”
Tickets for the return of Phoenix Nights go on sale this Saturday at 9am.
Mirror Online has contacted Peter’s rep for comment.