PETER Kay paid tribute to a fan who died of coronavirus in a new audio episode of Car Share.
At the end of the BBC iPlayer special was the message "In memory of Rob Daly" in white font on black background.
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A Twitter user explained who Rob was, with both Peter, 46, and co-star Sian Gibson, 43, retweeting the post.
It said: "For those wondering, Rob Daly was a massive Car Share fan, very active on twitter supporting the show and fellow fans.
"He sadly died from covid19 recently. Hugely special and thoughtful dedication from Peter, Sian and Paul [Coleman, a writer of the show.]"
The one-off special was released on Friday with Peter hoping it would bring some cheer amid the sadness of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “It’s a horrific situation right now we’re all going through and like so many I felt compelled to try and do something positive in an effort to cheer people in some way.
“Sian Gibson, Paul Coleman and myself got together via t’internet and wrote a new short episode of Car Share in an effort to try cheer people up.
“It’s all happened very quickly, in fact it didn’t exist a week ago. “Obviously we weren’t able to film anything because of the lockdown but I hope people will use their imagination and enjoy listening.
“Here’s hoping people enjoying having John & Kayleigh back. Lord knows we need it right now.”
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Peter will return to TV for first time in two years for BBC charity show The Big Night In on April 23.
Comic Lenny Henry announced the exciting news last week on The One Show ahead of the star-studded event.
Children in Need and Comic Relief are working together for the three-hour show to raise the nation's spirit.
Lenny told The One Show hosts Alex Jones and Alex Scott: "Children in Need and Comic Relief are merging for the very first to time to raise money and raise spirits.
"We've got special guests, some famous faces. I can tell you today that Peter Kay is joining us.
"Catherine Tate and Gary Barlow, with lots of musical guests.
"It's going to be a fantastic night. we want to cheer people up in this terrible crisis.
"Even if you can't donate, just watch because it'll cheer you up."
Last month Peter was forced to postpone his much-anticipated Dance For Life comeback due to the coronavirus crisis.
The comedian announced the news on his website and promised the shows will go ahead at a later date.
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He wrote: "Obviously this is disappointing news but well and truly justified given the circumstances.
"We'll get through this, together and then we'll all have a great big dance for life.
"Stay safe and look after yourselves and the people around you."
It was a further blow to fans who were left devastated when Peter pulled out of his UK tour three years ago for "family reasons".
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