Sian Gibson: From call centre worker to Peter Kay's Car Share

A call from her old university friend Peter Kay saw Sian Gibson go from answering phones to starring as Kayleigh in his latest hit comedy. In her first interview, she tells Alice Jones about hanging out with Kay, her new sitcom role with Catherine Tate – and why she still can't take herself seriously

A comedic guide to how to survive Christmas

You don’t have to be a Grinch to find this time of year a chore – all that enforced ho-ho-ho, non-stop drinking, and over-consumption of Brussel sprouts and mince pies (not on the same plate, though, that would be weird) – as we are bombarded with aspirational messages in pursuit of the “perfect Christmas”.