|Born||Patrick Joseph McGuinness
14 August 1973
Farnworth, Lancashire, England
|Occupation||Comedian, presenter, actor|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)|
|Television||That Peter Kay Thing (2000)
Take Me Out (2010—)
71 Degrees North (2011)
Text Santa (2012—)
Your Face Sounds Familiar (2013—)
Amazing Greys (2014—)
|Spouse(s)||Christine Martin (m. 4 June 2011)|
|Children||Leo and Penelope (twins, b. 2 July 2013)|
Patrick Joseph McGuinness known as Paddy McGuinness (born 14 August 1973) is an English comedian, comedy actor, television personality and presenter, best known for his roles within ITV and Channel 4, most famously as the host of Take Me Out.
Paddy has presented several primetime shows for ITV including Take Me Out since 2010, 71 Degrees North in 2010, Your Face Sounds Familiar since 2013 and Amazing Greys since 2014. Annually, Paddy co-hosts the Christmas charity telethon Text Santa on ITV. He has also presented several primetime Channel 4 programmes such as Hotel GB in 2012 and Paddy's TV Guide in 2013.
Among other roles, Paddy has guest presented on daytime shows including The Paul O'Grady Show in 2006 and This Morning, where he was a regular stand-in presenter in 2010 and 2011. Paddy is most famous for his work alongside Peter Kay who knew Paddy when he was younger and invited him to be in his shows That Peter Kay Thing, Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere which led to him being noticed and his future successful career.
McGuinness made his television debut in 1997 as a contestant for the show God's Gift. He also appeared in the second series of the Sky1 show The Match. McGuinness hosted Inside Wayne Rooney on 15 May 2006 on Sky1, a programme where he completed different tasks to see the difference between him and a professional footballer.
His other television work includes his own Chuck Stryker: The Unknown Stuntman on E4 which he wrote and starred in alongside Jonathan Wrather and a few other familiar faces.
Rory & Paddy
First airing on 13 August 2008, McGuinness co-starred in a television series with British comedian Rory McGrath, broadcast on Channel 5, Rory and Paddy's Great British Adventure. This is a four-part series in which Paddy and Rory embark on a nationwide road-trip, on a mission to explore Britain’s sporting heritage by probing the hidden life of its towns and villages. The series focuses on arcane sports, such as cheese rolling.
A second series of Rory and Paddy's Great British Adventure started airing on 20 September 2010 and lasted for six episodes on Channel 5.
On 29 November 2006, McGuinness guest hosted The Paul O'Grady Show while O'Grady took the week off. McGuinness interviewed guest stars Emma Bunton and Michael Ball, took part in an assault course and attempted to sew a dress for Bunton at the end of the show.
In 2007, McGuinness presented Raiders of the Lost Archive on ITV1 (now ITV), a show in which he and his guests (in the first show, Bruce Forsyth, Chris Tarrant and Michael Parkinson) watched TV shows they had appeared in years ago, which they had previously thought were lost.
He currently hosts the ITV dating show Take Me Out. The first series aired from January to February 2010, with the second series premiering on 11 December 2010, and a third series commenced on 7 January 2012.
He guest-presented This Morning on ITV in July 2010, a role to which he returned in 2011. From 8 July 2011 and for the duration of August 2011, Paddy became the Friday presenter alongside either Jenni Falconer or Coleen Nolan.
He appeared with Leigh Francis' alter ego Keith Lemon on Let's Dance for Comic Relief in 2009, dancing to "(I've Had) The Time of My Life". Paddy has starred as a panellist in eight episodes of Lemon's ITV2 show Celebrity Juice.
On 9 December 2011, Paddy and his wife Christine were contestants on The Million Pound Drop Live and won £275,000 for their chosen charity.
On 12 October 2012, he and his wife played All Star Mr & Mrs for their chosen charity.
On 12 April 2013, Paddy played PC Clarke in The Security Men, a one-off comedy for ITV.
In 2012, Paddy played Gary in Keith Lemon: The Film.
In 2005 and 2006, McGuinness toured the UK, performing 108 shows. Paddy McGuinness: The Dark Side Tour was his first solo stand-up tour. While on tour, he reprised his role of Lord Love Rocket from the award-winning comedy Phoenix Nights.
From 21 August through to 11 December 2008, McGuinness was involved in a second tour – known as the Paddy McGuinness Plus You! Live – which included 76 scheduled dates around the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Plus You! Tour featured McGuinness, along with other variety acts that were chosen by him, through a competition that ran on his official website, hence the title of Plus You!
In 2011, McGuinness went on his third stand-up tour, called Paddy McGuinness: Saturday Night Live Tour.
From 12 to 27 November 2010, McGuinness starred in the adult pantomime Panto's on Strike at the Opera House, Manchester with Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes. On 17 November, McGuinness starred in a UK TV advertising campaign for Victor Chandler, a British bookmaker.
He was the voice of the Comet TV commercial ads and is the face of Greggs, appearing in adverts as a gardener with his friend back from honeymoon ("Did you take me to Mauritius?") and also taking his pasty on a romantic country drive, as well as going on a romantic date to a posh restaurant; appalled at the prices, he takes his date to Greggs.
|1998||Comedy Lab||Pump Attendant Terry||1 episode|
|2000||Peter Kay: Live at the Top of the Tower||Guest appearance|
|That Peter Kay Thing||Paddy||1 episode|
|2000—01||Phoenix Nights||Paddy||All 12 episodes|
|2004||Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere||Paddy O'Shea||All 6 episodes|
|2005||Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05||Paddy|
|Max & Paddy's The Power of Two||Paddy|
|2006||Sport Relief 2006||Paddy O'Shea|
|Inside Wayne Rooney||Presenter|
|The New Paul O'Grady Show||Guest Host||1 episode|
|2007||Raiders of the Lost Archive||Presenter||All 3 episodes|
|2008, 2010||Rory and Paddy's Great British Adventure||Co-Presenter||All episodes|
|2010—11||This Morning||Stand-in Presenter||8 episodes|
|2010—||Take Me Out||Host||All episodes|
|2011||71 Degrees North||Co-Presenter||All 8 episodes, Series 2|
|2011—12||Paddy's Show & Telly||Presenter||2 episodes|
|2012||Keith Lemon: The Film||Gary|
|The Greatest Footie Ads Ever||Host|
|Mad Mad World||Presenter||7 episodes|
|Hotel GB||Host||All 5 episodes|
|2013||The Security Men||PC Clarke|
|Paddy's TV Guide||Presenter||All 8 episodes|
|2013—||Your Face Sounds Familiar||Co-Host||All episodes|
|2014—||Amazing Greys||Presenter||All 7 episodes (upcoming)|
Paddy McGuinness was born into an Irish Catholic family in Farnworth, Lancashire. He married Christine Martin on 4 June 2011. On 10 January 2013, Paddy publicly announced that he and his wife were expecting twins in the summer.
The twins were born on 2 July 2013. Paddy said in an interview that he and his wife have called their twins Leo Joseph and Penelope Patricia. No photos of the twins have, as yet, been published (July 2013). During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Paddy described fatherhood as "the most fantastic thing ever".
- Live (6 November 2006)
- Plus You! Live (17 November 2008)
- Live 2011 (21 November 2011)
- Interview: Chris Moyles Show Interview with Paddy McGuinness January 18th 2011. bbc.co.uk.
- Rory & Paddy's Great British Adventure. Channel Five.
- Rory & Paddy's Great British Adventure - Episode 1. [[Channel 5 (UK)|Channel Five]].
- Plus You! Live Info. patrickmcguinness.co.uk.
- Review: Panto's On Strike Opera House, Manchester. thisisstaffordshire.co.uk.
- Official Paddy McGuinness website
- Paddy McGuinness soundboard
- Paddy McGuinness signs for Victor Chandler