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AIBU to not understand what anyone sees in Paddy McGuinness?

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TheAverageJoanne · 10/02/2024 09:39

Suddenly he's everywhere? He's the new Ore Oduba/Stacey Dooley/pet project.

I'm sorry I just don't get him.

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CaribouCarafe · 10/02/2024 14:54

I liked him on Take Me Out, not really seen him in anything else. To be honest Top Gear went downhill as soon as they changed the presenters from Clarkson, Hammond and May so I wouldn't blame Paddy for that

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LlynTegid · 10/02/2024 15:02

Wasn't he a world class sportsman? Not a sport that I watch though, I assume that's why he was chosen to host A Question of Sport.

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soberfabulous · 10/02/2024 15:03

I had friend who worked with him back at the height of Peter Kay/phoenix nights fame. He was odious to say the least. Used to pull up porn photos and show them around. Repulsive.

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TroysMammy · 10/02/2024 15:04

This time on a Saturday I'm usually crafting whilst listening to Rylan. Obviously I'm not today.

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OfMiceandWomen · 10/02/2024 15:09

I really liked him on Phoenix Nights and then went and watched him when he toured. He wasn’t that good and it has really put me off him since.

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PatchworkElmer · 10/02/2024 15:13

I remember seeing him do a TV interview about Take me Out years ago, and he was asked what witty chat up line he’d use if he was a contestant. He said he was very happily married and so didn’t need to do that, interviewer said yes I mean hypothetically if you were on the show- what would you say, he said I’m not going to answer that as I’m a married man.

I thought it was so odd at the time! I’d not bay an eyelid if DH answered that question. It’s not like they were asking which contestants he fancied!

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Allfur · 10/02/2024 15:20

I never like the fact that his wife was so young when he met her

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scrivette · 10/02/2024 15:24

I thought he was good from the second series of Top Gear, I wasn't keen on him at first but he was very funny.

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JMSA · 10/02/2024 15:40

I've never had a good feeling about him. He looks like he would be sleazy and uncouth.

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peakygold · 10/02/2024 16:13

There was a time when I quite fancied him, but he was standing next to Peter Kay in those days.

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TheAverageJoanne · 10/02/2024 16:16

I heard him for about a minute this afternoon saying "bloody hell Sally".

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PerfectPattern · 10/02/2024 16:19

He is not the only one like this, where I think wtf is the appeal. I assume that they are good behind the scenes, easy to work with, efficient and the like. It must be what keeps getting them rehired.

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Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 16:22

CrotchetyQuaver · 10/02/2024 10:05

I like his accent, reminds me of my grandma - let me looook in the booook - also from Bolton.

I can't stand his accent. It really grates on me, I can't watch anything with a northern accent.

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Diamondcurtains · 10/02/2024 16:22

we used to work for the same holiday company, different resorts, and have friends that know him. Think he was a bit of a knob back then.

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x2boys · 10/02/2024 16:27

Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 16:22

I can't stand his accent. It really grates on me, I can't watch anything with a northern accent.

Because southern accents are so much better 🙄🙄
The north is a big place and granted he does have a very broad Bolton accent
But we don't all.sound like him.

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SameSameButDeliverance · 10/02/2024 16:31

Despite people on here not liking him, he rates. It’s as simple as that. No ratings = no booking. Good ratings = lots of bookings!

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PTSDBarbiegirl · 10/02/2024 16:39

Poor foot hygiene, a sleazer and not funny.

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Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 16:43

@x2boys

Touched a nerve? lol no need to take it personally, it's just my opinion of him. I really can't stand that Bolton accent so anything he is in I just have to turn over.

It's the same for any strong accent, it grates on you after a while.

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PerfectPattern · 10/02/2024 16:45

SameSameButDeliverance · 10/02/2024 16:31

Despite people on here not liking him, he rates. It’s as simple as that. No ratings = no booking. Good ratings = lots of bookings!

Yes. No likey, no lighty 🙂

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JMSA · 10/02/2024 16:46

PTSDBarbiegirl · 10/02/2024 16:39

Poor foot hygiene, a sleazer and not funny.

He's 100% the type to trap you in a duvet fart.

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Whoopsmahoot · 10/02/2024 16:49

Saw him live as a comedian- never again. I don’t mind a bit of crude comedy when it’s clever but he went well beyond and came across as creepy. Was an eye opener.

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x2boys · 10/02/2024 16:51

Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 16:43

@x2boys

Touched a nerve? lol no need to take it personally, it's just my opinion of him. I really can't stand that Bolton accent so anything he is in I just have to turn over.

It's the same for any strong accent, it grates on you after a while.

Well.i live in Bolton so..
However I don't have a broad accent
But the Bolton accent isn't representative of the whole of the north

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lollipoprainbow · 10/02/2024 16:55

He seemed a bit nervy on QT and what was he writing ? An essay !

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RedToothBrush · 10/02/2024 16:55

BUT BUT BUT he's got a northern accent!

How very dare all of you point out his total lack of talent.

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TorroFerney · 10/02/2024 17:08

Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 16:22

I can't stand his accent. It really grates on me, I can't watch anything with a northern accent.

Ha ha and I thought it was northerners who didn’t like southerners accents!

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