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Kay to join cast of The Producers
Peter Kay
Peter Kay says he has no plans to crack the US
Comedian Peter Kay is joining the cast of hit musical The Producers for three months when the show's UK tour reaches Manchester in February.

The 33-year-old, who will play the role of camp director Roger DeBris, admits to being a huge fan of the 1968 film.

"My big ambition all my life was to turn it into a musical," Kay will reveal on Saturday's Michael Parkinson chat show on ITV1.

"It's just a dream come true," added the creator of Phoenix Nights.

'Practically bulimic'

Kay, whose other TV credits include Coronation Street and a stint in Doctor Who said: "I'm doing it in Manchester and it's brilliant because I can see the theatre from the roof of my house, so I can be there in 20 minutes."

Kay, who wrote and starred in spoof docusoap series That Peter Kay Thing, said he was offered the part after writing in this autobiography that he dreamed of appearing in the show.

The Bolton stand-up comedian has also revealed how he has no plans to take his act to the US despite being urged to do so by Scottish comic Billy Connolly.

"I've never been keen on America. The only good thing I like about it is when I'm over there I feel practically bulimic," he said.

"Honestly, you think I'm fat, it's like It's a Knockout over there," added Kay.

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