Viewers have expressed concern Peter Kay is & # 39; not well & # 39; after his performance on BBC's Big Night In coronavirus fundraiser.
The cabaret, 46, appeared on & # 39; BBC One show in a pre-recorded clip from his Bolton home to introduce a new version of his classic Comic Relief track Is This The Way to Amarillo. But fans claimed that he & # 39; s far from 100 per cent & # 39; despite his colorful shirt, sunhat and sunglasses.
Kay canceled a tour in 2017 and has rarely been seen in public since. He was last on TV in 2018 when he appeared in two special episodes of Car Share.
The evening program was organized by the BBC, Children In Need and Comic Relief to bring the spirits of & # 39; raise the nation and raise money for those who were hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The three-hour show saw £ 27million raised for the NHS and other charities, with the government offered to match every pound donated by members of the public.
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Viewers have expressed concern Peter Kay is & # 39; not well & # 39; after his appearance on BBC's The Big Night In coronavirus fundraiser tonight (pictured from his Bolton home)
Viewers took to Twitter to share their concerns about the 46-year-old cabaret
One Twitter user said of his first TV appearance in two years: & # 39; Loved see @peterkay_co_uk on #BigNightIn, but very worried he didn't see or sound & # 39; well & # 39; hope he's ok. & # 39;
Someone else wrote: & # 39; Peter Kay didn't look or sound good & # 39; e Tele, and he did not. Sad to see! #BigNightIn & # 39;
Another fan commented: & # 39; Great to see Peter Kay, although the legend is obviously far from 100%
& # 39; Whatever he cycles, me and I are sure the rest of the country wants him to get well very soon! Good morning. & # 39;
Someone else asked: & # 39; Everyone else cared about Peter Kay. Nice to see him, but something didn't look right #BigNightIn. & # 39;
Introducing the video, Kay said: & # 39; Hello all. I just sit outside and enjoy the rather cramped weather, which is rare for Bolton.
Kay is pictured 15 years ago when he first mimicked a version of Is This The Way to Amarillo by Tony Christie for Comic Relief
& # 39; Fifteen years ago, I made a sketch for Comic Relief. I never imagined it would go so well and make everyone happy, and I thought what a perfect time to recreate it, so I've asked many of you to film and submit yourself & # 39 ;.
He ended his message by saying & # 39; watch out and enjoy yourself with a lot of love for you all & # 39 ;.
The Big Night in then let people up and down the country join in and mimic the Tony Christie song, which was re-released 15 years ago by Kay to raise money for Comic Relief.
The Amarillo video showed families at home, shop workers, firefighters and women and healthcare workers all dancing to the music – interspersed with clips of "cabaret" from & # 39; an original music snippet.
The Big Night In also saw Stephen Fry reprise his iconic role as Lord Melchett of Blackadder. His character took a Zoom call with Prince William just before 8am when he left the nation to beat the NHS.
Melchett impatiently walked around his office waiting for the & # 39; Duke to call in, quipping: & # 39; I thought Germans were meant to be punctual & # 39 ;.
Stephen Fry (pictured in the top right corner of the laptop screen) reprises his role as Melchett in Blackadder to take a Zoom conversation with Prince William (head)
Stephen Fry (left) is portrayed in his Blackadder role as Melchett on a Zoom call to Prince William (right)
The Duke of Cambridge then joined wife Kate and children George, Charlotte and Louis to clap for the NHS when the clock struck at 8pm
& # 39; Dishy Rishi & # 39; Sunak wow viewers as he appears on BBC & # 39; s Big Night In fundraiser to announce the government's promise to match all donations
Rishi Sunak became an unlikely star of & # 39; s special fund of & # 39; on BBC's Big Night In Fundraising, he announced the government's commitment to match any donation given.
The Chancellor, speaking from his home off Downing Street, told viewers that we would remember how & # 39; we as a country came together & # 39; in & # 39; fight against the coronavirus.
He announced that the government would match donations similarly, with the first £ 20 million that would go to the National Emergencies Trust.
Viewers were quick to praise the priest boss for the short look, and in particular wear casual jeans and a top instead of the & # 39; suit of & # 39; politician & # 39 ;.
BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine said: & # 39; Probably the least pompous TV performance by a Chancellor of & # 39; e Treasury in history. #BigNightIn. & # 39;
Stephen Canning added: & # 39; I look good that Rishi Sunak on & # 39; e Big Night was dressed like his normal self, instead of a politician, and he pledged to match the funds. & # 39;
Mr. Sunak has been seen as a possible future prime minister after he was parachuted into the position of chancellor after his predecessor Sajid Javid stopped instead of firing his own staff.
Surprisingly, William said Zoom was & # 39; complicated game & # 39 ;, and later revealed that home care Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte were a & # 39; bit of a nightmare & # 39; in lockdown proves.
The Duke said he had trouble not watching EastEnders, but declined the recommendation of & # 39; the Blackadder star to visit Netflix sensation Tiger King instead, and added: & # 39; I like shows on royalty & # 39; s. & # 39;
After their virtual exchange, Melchett reminded William to go and clap for the NHS at 8 p.m. The show then cut to the Cambridges, knocking on its doors as part of a weekly show of gratitude to health and social care workers.
The Duke is a big fan of Blackadder – the comedy romp through history that also stars Rowan Atkinson and Sir Tony Robinson – and was aiming to take part in the sketch when asked by the BBC.
Love Actually director Richard Curtis, who co-wrote the hit series with Ben Elton, penned the pre-recorded skit that didn't last nearly two minutes.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were also featured on a show in a video of their claps for caretakers outside the front door of their Scottish home Birkhall.
The show was presented live from The One Show studio in London by Sir Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Zoe Ball, Matt Baker and Paddy McGuinness.
The hosts launched the program by ensuring that viewers observed them and all of their crew social distance.
The evening's line-up included musical performances of & # 39; e likes of Sam Smith, Liam Payne and Rita Ora and comedy sketches by Miranda Hart and Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas.
By leaving the program at 7pm, Sir Lenny said: & # 39; It's 7 O & # 39; Clock on Thursday, or is it Sunday? Who knows more, I'm just glad to have a pants on. & # 39;
When asked why & # 39; t Children In Need mascot Pudsey Bear was absent, he joked that he & # 39; furloughed & # 39; who.
While his co-host Davina McCall told viewers: & # 39; Put that banana bread down, stop that online quiz, and prepare yourself for entertainment.
Treasurer of the Treasury Rishi Sunak (pictured live from this evening) announced last week that the UK Treasury would match pound for pound with all contributions that the public raises to & # 39; the show
Funds raised tonight will be split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief to provide essential support to local charities, projects and programs in the UK to help the most.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced last week that the UK Treasury would match pound for pound with all the contributions that & # 39; t increase the audience on the show.
He said in a clip posted for the show: & # 39; Hi everyone, I know these are difficult times. See that we are all worried, concerned about our health, our friends our family.
& # 39; But I also think we will look back and remember that during this time of crisis we came as a country.
World boxing champion Anthony Joshua appeared in a Bad Education skit with Jack Whitehall
Playing his Bad Education character Alfie Wickers, Jack Whitehall asked Joshua for PE advice
David Tennant played the role of & # 39; a teacher in & # 39; a sketch of & # 39; Am I bugged & # 39; of Catherine
Catherine Tate is portrayed as her iconic character Lauren in a classic & # 39; Am I bugged & # 39; sketch
Miranda Hart is pictured waiting for a Zoom call from her friends Stevie and Gary
Star of Little Britain and Britain & # 39; s Got Talent presenter David Walliams appeal to viewers
Dawn French appeared as the Vicar of Dibley's Geraldine Granger on tonight's show
BBC Radio 1 host Greg James is shown on & # 39; the evening of & # 39; a Big Night In
YouTube star Joe Suggs and his girlfriend Dianne Buswell also appeared on a show to stage a haircut live on TV
We were there for each other and that's what the Big Night is all about, I'm so grateful to everyone who donated tonight and don't forget that the government has placed to match every pound you donate, please give.
& # 39; After all, what better way to mark four weeks of staying in and watching TV than good … staying and watching TV. Enjoy & # 39; the rest of & # 39; e show and stay safe. & # 39;
Davina added that the first £ 20 million of the matching money will go to the National Emergencies Trust launched by Prince William to help people across the UK who have been affected by the pandemic.
All matching funding for this amount will go to Children In and Comic Relief, she added.
The big night in host Sir Lenny Henry is pictured from tonight's live performance from London
The show is presented live from London's One Show studio by Lenny Henry, Davina McCall (pictured), Matt Baker and Paddy McGuinness
Paddy McGuinness later joined the & # 39; s show to help present tasks
Host Matt Baker is seen next to a screen telling viewers how they can donate
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