Peter Kay earns whopping £1million this year – despite not working since 2017

Comic Peter Kay is laughing all the way to the bank after earning a cool £1m while taking a year off.

Cash continues to roll in for the reclusive funnyman despite him stepping out of the spotlight three years ago when he cancelled a sell-out tour due to `unforeseen family circumstances'.

He has only made one single appearance on the BBC in April.

But the coffers of Good Night Vienna Productions – which he set up in 1999 – have continued to swell.

Its shareholder funds amounted to £24.8million by the end of March this year – £1m up on the previous year.

The cash is believed to have come from repeats of his many TV comedy shows.

There is no sign that Kay, 47, who worked in a petrol station and loo roll factory before hitting the big time, is dipping into his fortune.

Around £23.3m of the company's funds are held in `cash in bank and in hand'.

It's only reported spending was £1,495 on what is described in accounts as 'motor vehicles'.

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Kay had planned to return work this year by hosting a series of Dance For Life gigs in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The three-hour shows would have seen venues turned into massive club nights as crowds took part in sponsored 'dance-a-thons' to raise money for the charity.

The comic was planning to act as DJ while his Car Share co-star Sian Gibson, 44, was also set to feature.

But the events in Manchester, Liverpool and London had to be called off due to the pandemic – leaving fans devastated.

Kay has hardly been seen in public since cancelling a £40million 109-gig sell-out UK stand-up tour in 2017.

Car Share – which drew in 8.8 million viewers – came to an end in May 2018.

His agent has not responded to requests for comment.

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