Paddy McGuiness teases potential Phoenix Nights return

The Take Me Out host said that "everyone is up for it" when asked about a possible reunion

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It’s close to two decades since Channel 4 sitcom Phoenix Nights last graced our screens with its second series – but Paddy McGuiness has teased that the show could yet return.

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The Take Me Out host said that although there were no official plans for a reboot, he would be keen to return for a third series – and reckons that the rest of the show’s cast would also be game.

He said that Peter Kay, who co-created the show with Neil Fitzmaurice, Dave Spikey, would also be up for a new run – even though he’s been largely away from the spotlight since 2017 for personal reasons.

Speaking to The Daily Star about the show, McGuiness said: “It was great. There’s always talk about doing another one.

“It’s just time, it’s just getting everyone together. But everyone is up for it.”

Although any possible return would be a landmark, it wouldn’t actually be the first reunion for the cast – who previously appeared in a special charity live show for Comic Relief, raising £5 million in the process.

Peter Kay announced that he had written a third series as long ago as 2006, but no return has materialised as of yet.

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Kay also recently revealed that the existing two series of the show will be getting the big screen treatment for the first time next year- with special charity showings to take place at the Eventim Apollo in London and the O2 Apollo in Manchester in honour of the show’s 19th anniversary.