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Peter Kay shoots Red Nose sketch in Chorley

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Top comedian Peter Kay rolled into a village near Chorley to film a sketch for Red Nose Day next month.

The Bolton comic, one of Britain’s best loved funnymen, descended on Abbey Village for the shoot on Tuesday.

It is understood the sketch is a spoof of a triathlon, with Peter seen being pushed up to the Hare and Hounds pub, Bolton Road, in the village – on a settee.

Alan Issott, 51, landlord of the Hare and Hounds, said he was approached by the filmakers who asked could they use the pub as the setting.

“He‘s doing it for Comic Relief,” said Alan.

“John Bishop did a triathlon or something and he’s doing a spoof on that, coming into Abbey Village and pulling into what looks like a B and B.

“They put a vacancy sign outside and removed some of the current signage.”

Alan added: “I believe he’s quite local really. He was aware of this place. A location scout came out.”

The pub remained open to the public as the filming took place during early evening.

Peter was pushed up the road to the pub which was made to look like a B&B. The filming took place outside.

Barmaid Theresa Wingrove, known as “Tee Jay” to the regulars, said: “It all went very well.”

She said Peter took time out to have his photograph taken with Alan and his wife Viv.

“I got a couple of snaps of him,” she added.

She said: “I didn’t speak to him, but the pub was quite full and we had a lot of people that were doing the filming. We didn’t close it was open to the general public.

”The set team seemed to take over, they were doing the make up in the back room.

“The pub’s going to get a mention on the television, it’s going on that apparently, so that’s good news.”

Alan, who is a tenant at the pub, said he delighted the Hare and Hounds had been chosen for the filming. I’m very happy. It’s all for a good cause.”

A Comic Relief spokesperson confirmed: “Peter Kay is filming a sketch for this year’s Red Nose Day. The sketch will be shown on BBC One on Friday, March 15, as part of a fantastic evening of unmissable TV.”

 

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