Bolton comedian Peter Kay says he hopes people enjoy reading his new book as much as he has enjoyed writing it.

The legendary comic has penned a book about his experiences of working in television.

T.V.: Big Adventures on the Small Screen will be a released "this September" and is available to pre-order now.

This is first memoir in fourteen years and follows his "lifelong obsession with watching and working in television."

It is being published by HarperCollins.

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The book marks Kay's long-awaited return to the page, with a nostalgic love letter to a childhood spent idolising ‘the wooden box in the corner of the front room’ that went on to inspire a lifetime’s work in the industry.

The book is described as an "incredible jaunt through 40 years of television: from tea-making in Granada, to behind the scenes on Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy and his BAFTA-winning turn as John Redmond in Car Share.

"Charming, funny and utterly unforgettable, this is Peter Kay back and at his best!"

Kay announced his Better Late Than Never tour last year after a twelve-year hiatus and promptly broke the internet and every UK record going in a single day.

Peter’s first book – The Sound of Laughter – is still the biggest-selling hardback autobiography of all time, selling well over a million copies across all print editions since publication in 2007, and also holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest-selling live comedy tour, playing to a total of 1.2 million people.

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Peter Kay says: ‘I’d wanted for years to write about my obsession for TV and working in it. It’s been such a massive pleasure recalling the adventures I’ve had over the last twenty-five years both in front and behind the camera, and I hope people will enjoy reading about the journey as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.’

Managing Director at HarperCollins, Kate Elton says: ‘All of us at HarperNonFiction are absolutely over the moon to be publishing Peter.

"He’s quite simply one of the most beloved entertainers in Britain, and TV is a hilariously funny, wonderfully warm journey through the popular culture of the last forty years.

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"Chock-full of TV gossip, brilliant one-liners and, of course, irresistible observational comedy, it’s exactly the book every Peter Kay fan has been waiting for.’

In 2006, Kay wrote his first autobiography, which was turned into an audiobook in 2021.

A second book, Saturday Night Peter followed and now fans can look forward to this third offering.

Along with two BAFTA’s, Peter has also won four National Television Awards and twelve Royal Television Society awards.

In 2022 he announced his Better Late Than Never Tour, which sold out in 24 hours and saw Peter make history as the first artist in the world to play a monthly residency at London’s O2 arena and also as the only artist in the world to sell out 26 live shows at London’s O2 arena (beating Prince’s previous record of 21).

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