Comedian records Red Nose Day sketch in Fleetwood

Peter Kay and friends wave to the spectator who photographed them filming.

Peter Kay and friends wave to the spectator who photographed them filming.

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WHAT do you get when you cross one of Britain’s best loved comedians and a bunch of heroic Olympians on the Fylde coast?

Seeing the celebrities squashed in a rowing boat, complete with a red sofa on board, could only mean one thing – a sketch for Comic Relief .

Peter Kay and friends wave to the spectator who photographed them filming.

Peter Kay and friends wave to the spectator who photographed them filming.

Peter Kay was in Fleetwood on a secret mission to film for the charity with Sir Steve Redgrave, boxer Nicola Adams and sprinter Kriss Akabusi.

These exclusive photos were taken by a spectator as he watched the action unfold in the freezing Fleetwood Marina after a day of filming for the funny man and his pals in the Queens Hotel, Beach Road.

Ben Emsley, 60, landlord of the Queens Hotel, said: “It’s brilliant to have him here.

“He was really busy but it was great to see him in our pub because it gets our profile up.

“It was a bit surreal seeing him here because I’m a big fan of his.

“I think he’s great and I got him to sign my pool table which is getting auctioned for Comic Relief.”

The film crew descended on the town on Monday.

Mr Emsley added: “They were inside for a couple of hours and it was really busy with people coming and going to have a look.

“Producers came here one day to have a look around and they liked everything about the pub and asked if they could come back to film.

“They liked the atmosphere and the fact we have sports pictures all over the place.”

The photographer, who did not wish to be named, said: “I couldn’t quite work out what they were doing but Peter Kay was sat on a red settee and they were being towed out to sea.

“There was a gathering of people who had heard he was in town and when I was taking the pictures he looked right at me and waved!

“It was great to see them all in Fleetwood.”

Peter Kay is a huge supporter of Comic Relief and has previously captured the hearts of the nation with spoofs of Tony Christie’s Is This the Way to Amarillo?

Red Nose Day will be held on Friday, March 15.

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