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8 reasons that we love Peter Kay's Car Share!

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8 reasons that we love Peter Kay's Car Share!

Have you been watching Peter Kay’s Car Share? The comedy series follows supermarket assistant manager John Redmond (played by Peter Kay himself) and his company car share companion, promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson). It started in 2015 exclusively on iPlayer, and was created by writers Tim Reid and Paul Coleman.

Sian Gibson in Death in Paradise news

Good news for fans of Sian Gibson - who plays Kayleigh - as you can see her popping up on Death in Paradise this Thursday. She'll be playing Gilly White who is a research assistant to a murdered author. 

"I'd be lying if I said working in the Caribbean hadn't been a big bonus!" Says the actress, who filmed on the island of Guadeloupe. Tune in to Death in Paradise on Thursday at 9pm, BBC One.

Watch these hilarious outtakes from Car Share!

There are plenty of reasons why we love Car Share - here are just a few!

  1. Peter Kay himself – we’ve long been fans of the funny man, and it’s lovely to get a regular dose of his humour on TV again. We’re also thrilled to see he’s touring the country again next year too.
  2. We recognise the locations! It’s set in Greater Manchester, with filming taking place in Bolton, Manchester, Trafford and Salford.
  3. Car Share follows a clever format, with the first half of each episode following the two to work in John’s Fiat 500, and the second half seeing them return, talking about their day. It’s a wonder no one’s thought of before.
  4. It’s an award-winner. Since it first aired, it’s won a host of awards, including two BAFTAs, as well a huge legion of fans – including us!
  5. The hilarious radio station – Forever FM – which Kayleigh and John listen to in the car. It’s always spouting ridiculous adverts which make us hoot, and we love when the pair have a sing-a-long.
  6. The silly billboards in the background, which reward close attention. Our favourites: ‘One meal for the price of two’, and ‘No pies left in this van overnight’.
  7. The romance. Series two (spoiler alert!) ended with Kayleigh declaring her love for John, but walking out of his life when he refused to reply. We were worried that this would be the final ending, but there’s some good news for fans…
  8. Short and sweet. While we’re sad that there are only two series, it does mean (like classics including Fawlty Towers) that we’re left with the memory of a faultless show. Plus – as a Brucie bonus – Peter Kay has announced that there will be two surprise episodes on BBC One in 2018. We can’t wait to see what happens between John and Kayleigh – fingers crossed for a happy ending.