Peter Kay has publicly slammed Channel 5’s upcoming documentary about his career.
The Car Share star, who famously shuns the limelight, broke his social media silence and promptly took to Twitter blasting the show for its “incredibly misleading title”.
Informing his 746,500 followers, Peter criticised the title of Channel Five’s programme Peter Kay Comedy Genius: In His Own Words as the programme doesn’t include any new material, or input from the man himself.
“Very flattering of Channel 5 to commission the programme going out tonight, but just to let people known that ‘Peter Kay: In His Own Words’ has an incredibly misleading title, as it doesn’t feature any new interviews with Peter and all the footage is completely historic,” the post wrote.
“The title also gives the impression that Peter has been involved in the making of this documentary, which he hasn’t. At all.”
The documentary, which airs on Sunday evening at 9pm, charts the North West star’s rise to stardom and features interviews with Peter’s friends and former colleagues including the likes of Pete Waterman, Jenny Powell and Bobby Davro.
After he posted the tweet, fans fumed over Channel 5’s decision to “rehash” old material.
One vented: “Was really looking forward to watching this tonight. However, it looks as though I won’t be tuning in, if all it’s going to feature is a rehash of old TV clips and interviews I’ve probably already seen a million times before. Talk about money for old rope.”
“Oh what a shame! Was looking for to this because I thought it was a new one, with him now, as well as older clips,” another put.
And a third was equally miffed: “So it should have been called: Not Peter Kay’s own words and the show is historic.”
His message came more than two months after the star last posted on the social media site.
The famously private star last tweeted from the account on October 11, telling fans that a Blackpool date had been added for screenings of Phoenix Nights in aid of Cancer Research.