Peter Kay biography: illness, wife, children, net worth

Peter Kay illness

Peter Kay bio: wife, children, net worth, illness

Peter Kay is considered one of the famous comedians in the UK and the world at large with a lot of records to his name.

One of his records is that he holds a position in the Guinness world record for his successful comedy tour, and one such time was his 2010/11 tour, where Kay played to over 1.2 million people.

Despite his fame, the comedian seems to be the kind of individual that prefers to live away from the camera and is very dedicated to his family.

This was visible after he cancelled his tour and took a two-year hiatus stressing he did so due to some family issue. Continue reading to get more details about one of the most popular comedians who prefers a quiet life.

Profile summary 
Name: Peter John Kay
Date of birth: 2nd July 1973 
Age: 46 years old
Place of birth: Farnworth, Lancashire, United Kingdom 
Zodiac sign: Cancer 
Nationality: British 
Ethnicity: Caucasian 
Spouse: Susan 
Gargan Height: 5 ft 8 inches 
Weight: 121 kgs 
Eye colour: Green 
Hair colour: Dark brown 
Profession: Comedian, Voice actor, Producer & Screenwriter Net worth: £43 million

Family and background

According to the record, Peter Kay was born in Farnworth, Lancashire, in 1973 to Michael and Deirdre O’Neill. He grew up as a Christian in the Roman Catholic church.

He attended St Joseph’s school and lied about his education background, and enrolled at the University of Leeds to study a BA course in Drama, Theatre Studies and English Literature. 

However, when he saw he couldn’t cope, he proceeded to the Adelphi Campus School of Media, Music and Performance, where he graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Media Performance. 

Kay revealed he had been making people laugh as a child.

After he graduated, he worked as a part-time stand-up comedian and did some other menial jobs before hitting it big.

Despite the challenges, Kay has built a name for himself in the UK entertainment industry.

He is also a director, author and producer.


Some of the awards he has won include the Rockie Award, British Screenwriters’ Award, Golden Rose, and the BAFTA TV Award.

Peter Kay’s net worth 

He estimated to be worth about £43 million ($56 million)

Peter Kay’s wife

He is married to Susan Gargan, who he met in 1998; they went on to tie the knot in 2001 after dating for three years. 

Their relationship is blessed with three children. Their eldest child, Charlie Michael Kay, was born in 2004. However, they have kept details about their two other children away from the public.

Peter Kay tour 

One of the tours many wouldn’t forget was the one the comedian was to go on in 2018.

It was supposed to go on for a year-plus throughout Britain. 

According to the report, the tour was scheduled to have stops in Birmingham, Glasgow, the Manchester Arena, at The O2 in London, the Leeds First Direct Arena, the Belfast SSE Arena, Dublin 3 Arena, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Sheffield FlyDSA Arena, and the Liverpool Echo Arena. 

But on the 13th of December 2017, the comedian unexpectedly cancelled all his shows and left many of his fans wondering what happened.

He would, however, later revealed that it was related to family circumstances.

Peter Kay illness

The comedian has been silent after he canceled his live tour, he has been spotted attending different events and laying low. 

People who have seen him have raised concerns over his weight loss. So far he has not said anything about it.

Peter Kay now

After a long break away from comedy, Kay in a tweet via his handle on the 24th February 2020, announced his return while revealing that he would be hosting six Dance for Life shows. 

He called on his fans to buy the tickets as proceeds from the shows would be used for cancer research by Cancer Research UK. 

However on the 2nd of January 2021, Kay was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Saturday morning show, with Cat Deeley.

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