'Phoenix Nights' Could Be Making A Comeback With Peter Kay And Paddy McGuinness
Paddy McGuinness has teased a possible Phoenix Nights reboot.
Did anyone else just hear The Phoenix's handyman Ray Von scream "Shabba" in delight?!
The beloved early noughties comedy followed Brian Potter and the staff of working men's club The Phoenix, and their dreams of it becoming the most popular establishment in Bolton.
Although it only ran for two series, it became an instant comedy classic giving us iconic TV moments and characters from clairvoyant Clinton Baptiste to the rib-tickling time an unnerving Kenny Senior performed as Britney Spears for the club's Stars In Their Eyes night.
After reminiscing about all the hilarity, Paddy, 40, hinted that a comeback is on the horizon 17 years on from the last show aired.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Paddy said: "It was great. There's always talk about doing another one.
"It's just time, it's just getting everyone together. But everyone is up for it."
And while the last episode aired in 2002, the cast briefly reunited in 2015 for a spate of charity shows and raised £5million for Comic Relief.
The Top Gear presenter continued: "We did do it live. And that went really well. We sold out five nights playing to 15,000 people a night and that were great."
The beloved comedy inspired 2004 spin-off, Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere, which was based on Peter and Paddy's characters, the bouncers of Bolton's The Phoenix club.
In 2006, Peter admitted that he had already written a third series of Phoenix Nights, but in 2009 co-creator Dave Spikey claimed that there were no plans for the series to return.
Bolton-born comic Peter has kept largely out of the spotlight since 2017 after he cancelled his highly-anticipated tour over "unforeseen family circumstances".
Although the 46-year-old has rarely been seen since, it seems Paddy is adamant that he'd return for the show.
Fingers crossed it happens!
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