BOLTON comedy legend Peter Kay returned to our screens tonight for his first TV appearance in two years.

The Phoenix Nights creator starred in BBC One's Big Night In charity special, raising money for Comic Relief and Children in Need amid the coronavirus outbreak.

He was joined by co-star and fellow Bolton comic Paddy McGuinness, who was one of the show's celebrity co-hosts.

Sitting in his garden and sporting shades, while enjoying the sunshine with a Solero ice cream, Peter introduced a skit recreating his iconic version of the 1971 song Amarillo.

This time around the video featured NHS staff, key workers and others from around the country ­— as well as an appearance from Tony Christie ­— and the appearance went down a storm on social media.

Kate Stanforth, who was featured in the Amarillo video dancing in her wheelchair, Tweeted: "Really loved being featured on BBC One Big Night In with Peter Kay Amarillo dance.

"Peter, you’re welcome to come dance with me once lockdown is over! Love to you all, thanks for always supporting my dancing dreams."

Steeley1988 Tweeted: So lovely to see Peter Kay back on tv tonight. Absolutely loved the new video of Amarillo with key workers, NHS staff etc."

Mandyfoster4_b added: "Lovely to see Peter on our screens tonight we were dancing round the front room. Peter you lift the nation with your cheeky smile we love you."

Sarahfstevens said: "Brilliant reworking of Amarillo - another comedy classic for a very good cause."

3ems added: "Great to see this legend back on telly. This is what the world needs more of."

While HylandIan, threw back to one of the comedy icon's most famous sketches, Tweeting: "Peter Kay eating a Solero has made my night. I hope he had some garlic bread waiting for him inside."