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Peter Kay records audiobook of autobiography 15 years after release

Peter Kay has recorded an audiobook of his 2006 autobiography (Picture: Rex)

Peter Kay has recorded an audiobook for his bestselling autobiography, The Sound of Laughter, 15 years after it was originally published.

The Car Share star, 48, has kept himself out of the limelight over the last few years, cancelling his last tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.

But he has returned with a stroll down memory lane, in a bid to ‘cheer people up’.

Well, we definitely need it.

The comedian initially recorded the first chapter of his 2006 book at the time it was released, to raise money for charity, and has finally got around to finishing it off while at home.

‘I could record at my own pace and that made the whole experience much more fun as I was able to drift off the subject matter and have a different view about it all these years later,’ he said of completing the project at home for Audible.

Peter Kay

Peter teased that a new book will be on the way soon (Picture: Getty)

‘I’d never read the book since I wrote it in 2006. It was fascinating, like reading something that somebody else had written.

‘Although weirdly, even though I knew what was coming next, I’d forgotten so much of what I’d written.

‘Hopefully it’ll lift people’s spirits.’

The Sound of Laughter was first released in 2006 and became an instant bestseller, selling nearly 300,000 copies on the first day.

Peter’s audiobook is out on September 16 (Picture: Getty)

Following the success, Peter released his second book three years later, which fans also clamoured to get their hands on.

And it turns out that reflecting on his career successes has spurred him on, as there is another book in the works.

‘Within the first few chapters of recording, I was inspired to start to write a third book,’ he added. ‘I had the idea about 10 years ago. All about working in TV. From when I started doing bit parts in Coronation Street right up to Car Share.

‘It’s been a real joy recalling the memories. There’s over 20 years of stories about filming series like Phoenix Nights and Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere.

‘Appearing on chat shows like Parkinson, at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and sharing letters from Ronnie Barker. We wrote to each other for years as pen pals until he passed away.

‘I’m very proud of it. I’ll no doubt be recording that book too before you know it. I just hope people enjoy it as much as this first one.’

Bring it on.

The Sound Of Laughter will be available on Audible from September 16.

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