Farnworth funny man Peter Kay made a rare public appearance today as he joined Cat Deeley for her radio debut.

He was a guest on Cat Deeley's new Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2 after Graham Norton recent departure for Virgin Radio.

It is Peter's first radio or television appearance in more than eight months when he recorded a special version of his Amarillo for BBC's Big Night In back in April.

He was the first guest on Cat's show, describing him as the "funny man from Bolton".

Peter said he was "sick to death of people telling him happy new year" and was getting "overwhelmed" by texts from people about it.

He was on good form, poking fun at Cat Deely's pronunciation of 'Mumma Mia' after she told him he had sold more DVDs than the film, and told an embarrassing anecdote of when he saw the stage version of Mamma Mia and confused the fictional wedding with an actual wedding.

They reminisced over his hit show 'Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice' and the mixtapes/playlists that Peter has made to play every night and how he used to make them for friends.

It was his first appearance since announcing he would return in February for a string of Dance for Life shows in 2020 in London, Liverpool and Manchester for Cancer Research UK.

However, this had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, keeping him out of the limelight for even longer.