By Angie

8th February 2019

Arguably the most comedic male of his generation: regularly making light of everyday life, marriage, family, British culture, pop culture and human behaviour – Peter Kay is the Bolton lad we all know and love. Best known for co-writing and starring in the 2008 series: ‘Britain’s Got the Pop Factor’ and ‘Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice’ (stepping into the shoes of the unique the female protagonist, Geraldine McQueen), Peter John Kay has an impressive – and well deserved – list of achievements under his belt.

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Yes, we all know and love Mr Kay – his infectious smile and his down to earth Northern jokes make him one of the most loved names in showbiz. His talents stretch far beyond stand-up comedy, with the Northern star making a name for himself in the world of acting and also successfully undertaking several television presenting roles.


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Yet, despite the star openly living his life in the public eye, there is still much about him that remains a mystery to his fans…

1. He did not leave school entirely ‘successful’…

While many stars put their success down to educational achievements, Peter Kay is a far cry from the stereotypical academic success story.

Attending a well respected Catholic school – Mount Saint Joseph RC School – he, in fact, left Secondary Education with one one GCSE: and no it was not in Drama!

He gained a GCSE rather surprisingly in Art. Yet despite this, he did progress to further education, attending the prestige University of Liverpool. But it just was not meant to be. Receiving an unconditional offer to attend a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Media Performance at the University of Salford, turned his head and he discontinued his Degree at Liverpool University. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom – he completed his HND,  which quite handily included a stand-up course! Wise man Mr Kay.

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