Peter Kay to make first TV appearance in two years for BBC coronavirus charity show The Big Night In

Peter Kay will make his first TV appearance in two years as he's been confirmed as one of the many celebrity acts to perform in the BBC coronavirus charity show.

The 46 year old, who recently cancelled his Dance-a-thon shows next month just three weeks after announcing new dates, last blessed our screens back in May 2018, when he appeared on his show Car Share.

However, with the coronavirus raging on across the globe forcing everyone to stay indoors, the comedian has now decided to join forces with Children In Need and Comic Relief, as well as the BBC, to put on a performance on telly.

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Lenny Henry announced the exciting news on Tuesday's episode of The One Show, where the 61 year old said: "Peter Kay will be involved, there will be musical guests, it will just be a really fun night to cheer people up during the crisis.

"And of course if people want to donate, give a bit of money to help, they can, to help any of the small charities across the country, who help people of any age who need it."

Assuring people that they are not obligated to give money over, he added: "Even if you can't donate, just watch it will cheer you up."

Peter will be joining the likes of Take That singer Gary Barlow, 49, as well as 51 year old comedian and actress, Catherine Tate.

A source told to MailOnline: "We are delighted to get Peter involved as we know how many millions of fans he has."

The insider added: "Peter is always keen to help when charities are involved and we can't wait to see what he is lining up for the show. Fans will love seeing him back on TV."

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The Big Night In will take place on Thursday 23 April at 7pm on BBC One and iPlayer, ensuring everyone can enjoy the show before applauding the NHS for the weekly Clap For Our Carers campaign.

The BBC say the show will include: "big surprises, money can’t buy prizes, and live music performances (from the artists’ homes), with lots of famous faces coming together (whilst safely apart).

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"All to lift the nation’s spirits and support people who need it through this crisis."

They've also revealed that all money donated will be split equally between Comic Relief and Children in Need to support local charities and projects in the UK "so they can continue to provide vital emergency support."

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