Peter Kay’s Car Share, which stars a former Chester call centre worker, scooped two awards at last night’s BAFTAs.
The Manchester sitcom, which has just started filming a second series , won accolades for best scripted comedy and best male performance in a comedy programme for its title star Kay.
He and his co-star Sian Gibson, who was working at Card One Banking in Chester before landing the role on Car Share, have wowed audiences with their sitcom that follows the conversations of two supermarket colleagues on their daily commute.
Last night Kay had the audience in stitches when he went to collect his gong - treating them to 55 seconds of silence.
The Bolton funny-man made one comment about how heavy his BAFTA was, followed by a simple ‘Well’, then fell silent before leaving the stage almost a minute later, adding ‘Thanks.’
Sian’s stint as ditzy but loving Kayleigh in the show saw her go from occasional jobbing actor to the lead character in the biggest sitcom to premiere on any channel since 2011.