Fans left 'heartbroken' at Car Share finale as Peter Kay says it's the end of the road for hit series
Hours before Tuesday night's season two finale, the comedian revealed it would be the end of the road for the popular sitcom about two supermarket employees who share their daily drive.
Viewers hoping to see Kay's John Redmond finally woo his carpool companion Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson) were left "gutted" as he failed to reciprocate her advances.
Posting on Twitter, fans called for another series or at least a one-off Christmas special.
Dan McMahon wrote: "Can't accept Peter Kay saying there won't be a Series 3 or a Christmas Special of #CarShare. You can't leave it like that!"
Lucy Young wrote: "Omg gutted they didn't get together."
Sophie Lumb added: "Seriously peter kay #CarShare has not ended in the best way for there not to be another series...Peter kay you have hurt your fans there."
Rebecca Hall posted: "gutted they didn't get together in the end", while another user wrote: "Absolutely heartbroken."
Earlier on Tuesday Kay told BBC Radio Manchester: "There's not going to be a series three."
As the shocked presenters tried to persuade him otherwise, he continued: "There's not... there's not. You've got to get out while the going's good."
Last year Kay won two Bafta TV awards for the show, including best scripted comedy and best male performance in a comedy programme, for his role as assistant manager John.
While the pair's will-they-won't-they relationship quickly became a favourite aspect for fans after the show's launch in 2015, Kay recently said he never intended it to turn into such a "subtle romance".