Forest Hall sweet shop pranks customers with Peter Kay ‘visit’

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The comedian is performing at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena this week.

A family owned sweet shop located in Newcastle, pranked their customers today as they pretended to have a visit from one of the UK’s biggest comedians, Peter Kay.

McCartney’s Sweet Shop and General Dealer, posted a fairly believable image of Peter Kay in their shop, to their Facebook page.

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In the image, Peter can be seen wearing a black jacket and black cap, waving towards the camera. In the Facebook post, McCartney’s Sweet Shop and General Dealer wrote: “Good morning folks. Look who’s in town ahead of his gigs this weekend.

It’s only the hilarious Peter Kay!! He loves his sweets and made a special trip to get stocked up for on the tour bus.”

They continued: “He was here for about half an hour and had us in absolute stitches (he was bending down to make himself look small in this pic). If you’re lucky enough to have tickets for his show you’re in for a treat.

He got a huge mix of boiled sweets including Yorkshire mix, cola cubes and rhubarb and custards as well as some fudge from the Canny Candy Gadgies. Have a terrific Tuesday.”

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The sweet shop managed to pull the wool over certain customers’ eyes, who commented on the post: “Wow get the picture on the wall”, while another simply wrote: “Awesome”.

However it was one comment that revealed the photo was a prank, as one customer shared the original Peter Kay image, which was taken in Chorley last year.

Peter Kay is performing at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena this Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10. Although pretty much sold out, single seat tickets are still available, as are VIP packages.

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