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Paddy McGuinness


Best known for his massively popular ITV dating show ‘Take Me Out’, which completed its ninth series in Spring of this year, Paddy has become an established regular and treasured feature in the annual TV calendar.

Paddy’s first outing on the road to tellydom was in a series of six one off episodes in Channel 4′s The Comedy Lab. He appeared alongside Peter Kay, which aired in 1998.

In 2000 he got the part as Paddy the doorman in ‘That Peter Kay Thing’. This led to the massive spin off series Phoenix Nights.

Paddy then went on to co-write with Peter Kay, the eagerly anticipated spin off to Phoenix Nights: Max and Paddy: The Road To Nowhere.

This led Paddy to embark on his first ever solo stand-up Arena tour, The Dark Side. Paddy performed 108 dates, entertaining audiences across the UK with his sell out show in 2005. The DVD Paddy McGuinness: Live was the bestselling comedy stand-up DVD at the time. Paddy recently concluded his second UK tour, Daddy McGuiness, which saw him embark on a 50-date run and receive a wealth of rave reviews.

Paddy has hosted many ITV shows including ‘This Morning’ ’71 Degrees North’ ‘Mad Mad World’ ‘Paddy’s Show’ and Telly’ ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’.

Paddy has hosted many ITV shows including ‘This Morning’ ’71 Degrees North’ ‘Mad Mad World’ ‘Paddy’s Show’ and Telly’ ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ and more. He has also hosted Channel 4 shows such as ‘Paddy’s TV Guide’ and ‘Hotel GB’.

2015 culminated with Paddy, Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Christine Bleakley hosting the hugely successful ITV charity show Text Santa, which has raised more than £29.5 million to date, while last year, Paddy took part in Soccer Aid for UNICEF alongside a number of recognised personalities, including Ben Shephard and Jack Whitehall.

In addition to ‘Take Me Out’, you will most recently have seen Paddy in ‘The Keith and Paddy Picture Show’ in Spring of this year alongside Leigh Francis.