AFTER taking the spotlight on Phoenix Nights in the early noughties, Paddy McGuiness has become a household name among Brits.
The talented star has since climbed to the top, best known for shows like Take Me Out and Top Gear.
Who is Paddy McGuinness?
Paddy McGuinness was born Patrick Joseph McGuinness on August 14, 1973 in Farnworth, Lancashire.
He was born in County Tipperary to an Irish father but grew up in Farnworth.
Paddy made his television debut in 1995 as a contestant on a number of dating shows including Davina McCall’s God’s Gift.
However, his big break came when he landed a role on his friend Peter Kay’s show Phoenix Nights.
What is his net worth?
As of 2023, Paddy’s net worth is estimated to be around £7.3million.
He has earned most of his fortune as a presenter of various popular television shows including Take Me Out and BBC Top Gear.
Paddy has also found success as a touring comedian, writer and radio host.
Is Paddy married and does he have children?
Paddy was married to former Miss Liverpool, Christine McGuinness.
The couple married at Thornton Manor in Wirral in 2011 after three years together.
Sadly, they announced that they had split in 2022.
The former couple have three children together.
They first welcomed their twins, Leo and Penelope, in 2013, and their daughter Felicity followed in 2016.
What TV shows has Paddy starred in?
In 2000, he starred in his old friend Peter Kay’s show That Peter Kay Thing before joining Kay’s new comedy series.
The award-winning Phoenix Nights saw the star as bouncer Paddy O’Shea, who worked alongside fellow bouncer Max Bygraves, one of many characters played by Peter.
This led to the two teaming up as a duo for the 2004 sitcom Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere.
take me out
Paddy was known for being the tongue-in-cheek host of the dating show Take Me Out, which was filmed in Kent.
During the series, he became famous for his catchphrases — including “No Likey, No Lighty.”
Unfortunately, the 2019 show came to an end.
Paddy starred in six episodes of the Coronation Street Back Soap in 2015.
He played Dougie Ryan, a vacationer at a campground visited by a group of Corrie residents.
Over the week he proved to be a stick in the mud obsessed with life in the great outdoors – he considered himself a sort of Camping Bear Grylls.
His episodes were generally well-received as comic relief for the week, but he never returned to the soap.
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show
Paddy teamed up with Keith Lemon to recreate a number of famous films for her series The Keith and Paddy Picture Show.
These included hilarious shows of Star Wars, Dirty Dancing, Ghostbusters and Jaws.
The show was usually followed by the original film on ITV.
Even better than the real thing
In 2017, Paddy hosted a 60-minute special that celebrated the biggest names in pop music by bringing together the world’s top tribute artists for a glamorous night of performances and competitions.
Even Better Than The Real Thing brought together performances from cover bands and acts that are quite simply the best in the game.
In 2018, it was announced that Paddy, along with Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris, would be the new presenters of Top Gear in its new format.
However, the future of the show is up in the air after the series was finally canceled in 2023 and it was revealed Freddie would not be returning to host the show.
The decision came not long after the former cricketer was involved in a horror banger while filming the show.
i can see your voice
The UK version of I Can See Your Voice – hosted by Paddy – was broadcast on BBC One in 2021.
Presented with a group of six “secret singers” identified only by their profession, a contestant must attempt to eliminate bad singers from the group without ever hearing them sing.
To achieve this, contestants will be supported by clues and a celebrity panel over six rounds.
question of sport
Paddy has been hosting the popular BBC quiz show A Question of Sport since 2022.
He took over Sue Barker after she was dropped from the show.
Speaking about the pressure to take on Sue in 2023, Paddy said on The Monday Mile podcast, “For me personally, the pressure I was feeling was more about a matter of sport than Top Gear.”
In 2023 Paddy’s first game show started on Channel 4.
The show, titled Tempting Fortune, sees 12 strangers forsaking their luxuries to take on the toughest of terrains.
However, if they relent, the combined £300,000 cash prize will begin to dwindle.
Temptations include a cab to the nearest stop, a massage and a hot shower, or a five-star bed for the night.
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