Peter Kay has reportedly increased his personal fortune to £32million.
The beloved comedian, who has been taking an extended break from the spotlight since late 2017 due to ‘unforseen family circumstances’, has seen his businesses flourish over the last year.
The star, 46, has made a big profit despite not having performed over the the last 12 months, according to his latest published accounts.
He’s back! Peter Kay, pictured in 2017, has come out of self-imposed exile to reveal that his show Phoenix Nights is coming to the big screen in aid of Cancer Research UK
His Goodnight Vienna Productions company is reported to have made £23.7m last year, according to The Mirror.
Meanwhile, another one of his production companies, Hussein Traders Limited, has netted the comedy legend £8.3m.
MailOnline has contacted Peter’s representatives for comment.
Peter recently revealed his popular sitcom Phoenix Nights is coming to the big screen in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The funnyman has rarely been seen since cancelling a £40million 109-gig sell-out UK tour in December 2017.
He hadn’t tweeted in six months until last Thursday, when he revealed the exciting news.
Exile: Kay, pictured as his Phoenix Nights character Brian Potter, has rarely been seen since cancelling a 109-gig sell-out UK tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’ in 2017
He wrote: ‘It is almost 19yrs since the Phoenix Club first opened its doors. To celebrate that very special anniversary, both series of #PhoenixNights will be shown on the big screen for the 1st time in aid of @CR_UK.’
Peter later added another tweet, encouraging people to dress up for the event. The star said: ‘Why not come on down to the Phoenix Club one last time to see Brian Potter, Jerry ‘the saint’ St Clair, Les Alanos, Max & Paddy and all the gang.
‘In fact, why not go a step further and dress up as one of your favourite characters.’
The special screenings will take place in London and Manchester, with funds raised from ticket sales going towards the cancer charity.
Peter was last a mainstay on the small screen with his BBC show Car Share and his last appearance on stage was at Blackpool Opera House last April, when he gave a brief introduction to a charity screening of the show.
Phoenix Nights series one will be shown at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London on January 3 next year, and the next day will play host to both series in the same venue followed by a screening of series two again in the evening.
Rare appearance: The funnyman was pictured on a tram in Blackpool on Easter Monday this year – for the first time in a year
Back in April, the funnyman was pictured for the first time in a year when he was spotted enjoying a tram ride in Blackpool on Easter Monday.
The comedian made the rare appearance aboard a Heritage Tram Tour – wearing a checked shirt, a cap and shades.
Peter was later snapped grinning with the driver and conductor of the tram and posing for a photo. The image was shared by the company’s official Twitter account.
Members of the tram staff were clearly thrilled to have him aboard, promptly tweeting: ‘We do love a celebrity passenger on our tours, when we can’t get one @PeterKay_co_uk will do instead!
‘He kindly allowed a a photo with the driver and conductor on Boat 600 this afternoon.’
The year before, during his address to the Car Share audience in Blackpool, Kay said: