Peter Kay’s Car Share left us on a bit of a cliff-hanger last season, with John still unable to tell his beloved Kayleigh his true feelings – except in his daydreams.
When Peter Kay said enough was enough, leaving his Fiat 500L parked and the story seemingly over, we knew he couldn’t be so cruel.
John and Kayleigh are the Ross and Rachel of Bolton and the public were genuinely devastated about not seeing the pair finally declare their love to the smooth tones of Forever FM.
A petition was even launched to bring the characters back for a more romantic conclusion, which gained more than 100,000 indignant signatures.
Quite right too. They just couldn't let it end like they did.
— ScottishLowlander (@FrankLynch12) November 18, 2017
Now Car Share fans are finally getting the news they’ve been longing for – two brand new specials will be broadcast on BBC Two, which will hopefully prove to be satisfying?
A finale episode will be broadcast in 2018, finally revealing whether John and Kayleigh have truly hit a fork in the road, or whether they can indeed turn things up a gear?
Another intriguing improvised episode will be aired before then, which will see both comic actors improvising their way through one of their famously funny commutes.
There's to be two final episodes of Peter Kay's Car Share. The second series concluded with the two main characters appearing to end their "will-they, won't-they" relationship for good. pic.twitter.com/tqVER5YlUy
— Key 103 News (@KEY103NEWS) November 18, 2017
After making a Children in Need appearance, Comic legend Kay made the following statement about the BAFTA winning sit-com’s return, report the BBC:
We were completely overwhelmed by the response and even though we’ve no plans to write a third series we knew we couldn’t end the story there.
Kay also revealed how the improvised episode – entitled: Car Share: Unscripted – will be aired at Christmas, which sounds like ideal Festive telly to us:
We were always very fond of ad libbing around the script when we were filming the series so we decided to see what would happen if we took the script away and just relied on just our chemistry alone, reacting to whatever came on the radio.
— RTS North West (@RTSNW) November 11, 2017
We cannot wait…
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.