BOLTON funnyman Peter Kay's 2018 and 2019 tour has been cancelled. 

The news was announced at lunchtime today in a Facebook post on the official Peter Kay page. 

It says the tour has been cancelled due to unforeseen family circumstances.

The statement adds: "My sincerest apologies. The decision has not been taken lightly and I'm sure you'll all understand my family must always come first."

Due to phenomenal public demand, the tour was extended after tickets sold out in minutes.

Within the first few hours of the announcement of his UK stand up tour in eight years, the news was the top Google trend in the UK and was top three on Twitter.

The official tour video also amassed over 4 million views and over 100 thousand likes, shares and comments on Peter Kay’s Facebook page alone. 

Warrington Guardian:

Ticketmaster has been answering questions regarding refunds:

How do I get a refund?
Don’t worry, there is no action for you to take. We will automatically refund the ticket cost and all fees back onto the card you originally purchased with.

How long will this take?
Refunds will appear in your account within 10 working days, and you will also receive an email from our Customer Service team to confirm this.

Will the tour be rescheduled?
At this point, there are no rescheduled events; all tour dates have been cancelled.

What if I got my tickets through secondary site Get Me In?

The company has said they will be emailing customers withing the next 48 hours. 

UPDATED: BBC confirms Car Share specials will go ahead. 

The BBC has confirmed the upcoming specials of Peter Kay’s Car Share will still go ahead.

The channel says a planned finale and a one-off unscripted special, which will follow characters John and Kayleigh home on their daily commute with the entire episode being improvised, will air in 2018.