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Peter Kay to be part of Superstar Sunday on BBC Radio 2

Steve Wright revealed on his Radio 2 show today that he’ll be doing a one-off special with Peter Kay next Sunday.

Peter’s appearance will be part of a Superstar Sunday on the station with Barbra Streisand and Nicole Scherzinger sitting down with Michael Ball on his show, following Steve Wright.

In Steve Wright’s Peter Kay Christmas Special, Peter picks his favourite songs and talks about his best-selling memoir, TV: Big Adventures on the Small Screen. He relives a childhood obsessed by TV and how his perseverance and passion for the small screen set him up for a career in comedy.

Highlights include how Peter and a barking dog nearly upstaged Sir Paul McCartney on the world’s biggest stage; the day when three Knights of the Realm – Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Michael Caine and Sir David Attenborough – helped him do his tie up; his own rendition of the theme to Blockbusters; plus, music from the TV shows that Peter grew up with, including Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Mork & Mindy and Minder.

Peter says: “What an early festive treat it was for me to chat to broadcasting legend Steve Wright. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope everybody else does too. Feliz Navidad.”

Steve says: “I am Peter’s biggest fan and I’m also pleased to call him my friend so please tune in for this very special radio programme.”

Barbra Streisand and Nicole Scherzinger join Michael Ball during his show. Barbra has released her autobiography, My Name Is Barbra and Nicole is currently starring as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard in the West End.

Michael says: “I feel very lucky to be speaking to two of the world’s most loved singers on my Sunday morning show.

“I’m looking forward to chatting to Barbra about her incredible new book, as well as hearing about her childhood, her struggles with stage fright, and her love for cooking!

“I will be quizzing Nicole about her stunning portrayal of Norma Desmond that’s currently wowing the West End, her life in London and whatever else takes our fancy.”

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, says: “Superstar Sunday on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds will be very special indeed. Peter Kay speaking exclusively to our very own Steve Wright is Sunday morning gold, and Michael sitting down with Barbra Streisand and Nicole Scherzinger is sure to be a joyous listen!”

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