Who is Sian Gibson? Peter Kay’s Car Share star who also appeared in The League of Gentlemen

Who is Sian Gibson? Peter Kay’s Car Share star who also appeared in The League of Gentlemen

December 8, 2018 0 By Today news

SIAN Gibson is on our screens alongside Peter Kay as Kayleigh in Peter Kay’s Car Share for one last time.

Here’s the lowdown on her life and career…

Peter Kay and Sian Gibson embracing
Peter and Sian have been friends for more than 20 years
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Who is Sian Gibson?

Sian is a 42-year-old actress and writer from Wales.

The star’s early career include short-lived appearances in shows including Peak Practice, Hollyoaks, The League of Gentlemen and Emmerdale.

She has also previously worked with Peter on his previous shows Phoenix Nights, That Peter Kay Thing and Britain’s Got the Pop Factor (And Possibly and New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice).

However, she had stepped away from the spotlight and was working at a call centre in Chester when she was asked to co-write and co-star in Car Share with Peter Kay.

She is married to Ian Gibson, and the pair have one child.

Peter Kay and Sian Gibson pose for a photo
Sian plays Peter Kay’s leading lady in the sitcom
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How did she get the part in Peter Kay’s Car Share?

Sian has been friends with funnyman Peter Kay for more than 20 years, after meeting at Salford University.

In the past, Peter has referred to the pair as “the modern day Terry and June”, which makes their close friendship on screen easy.

“Our relationship has never changed since our college days, we are still as silly and childish – so obviously whenever we work together we get along perfectly,” she explained.

Peter agreed and said: “I found my Car Share buddy 23 years ago and I’d be happy sharing a car with Sian anywhere in the world… as long as she wasn’t driving.”

When was The League of Gentlemen on?

The League of Gentlemen returned to BBC Two with three specials to mark 20 years since the show’s radio debut.

The show’s final air date was December 20, 2017.

The specials reunited Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson.

The off-beat comedy finished on BBC2 in 2002 and was followed by a film in 2005, The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse.