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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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Bluevelvetsofa · 10/02/2024 17:21

It isn’t about liking or not liking any particular accent and I’m sure everyone has their favourites and I accept that his Bolton accent is specific to the area, but I’ve heard other Bolton accents and McGuinness’s just sounds exaggerated. I’m told that just how it is, but it sounds forced.

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EmmaGrundyForPM · 10/02/2024 17:27

I'm not sure who he is, he's one of the names I recognise but can't picture him.

I don't think I've ever seen anything Rylan's been in either, but I do recognise him. Plus he had a guest appearance on The Archers so that's a win in my book.

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Justleaveitblankthen · 10/02/2024 17:32

@princesspollyy
What's yer own accent Luv? 🤔

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Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 17:34

This is Paddy, for anyone that doesn't know

AIBU to not understand what anyone sees in Paddy McGuinness?
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Ndd135632 · 10/02/2024 17:36

I did used to like him on ‘no likey no lighty’ show. Has worn off now tho

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Crackoncrackerjack · 10/02/2024 17:36

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.

Oh give over

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Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 17:36

Bluevelvetsofa · 10/02/2024 17:21

It isn’t about liking or not liking any particular accent and I’m sure everyone has their favourites and I accept that his Bolton accent is specific to the area, but I’ve heard other Bolton accents and McGuinness’s just sounds exaggerated. I’m told that just how it is, but it sounds forced.

That could well be it, that he exaggerates it, it's just too irritating for me

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Crackoncrackerjack · 10/02/2024 17:37

I knew him years ago, he went out with my friend. I also know a lot of people with similar accents

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Zingy123 · 10/02/2024 17:40

He's awful. I don't know why they keep giving him shows. He ruined Question of Sport.

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Anjea · 10/02/2024 17:41

Poor Christine stuck in a house with him

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LadyGaGasPokerFace · 10/02/2024 17:43

He’s been hanging on Peter Kay’s coattails for far too long. YANBU

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Mummyofbananas · 10/02/2024 18:53

I liked him, but I don't get the impression he treated his wife very well and it put me off him a lot.

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ExtraOnions · 10/02/2024 18:59

His accent is exaggerated. He left Bolton as soon on as he made money, and never came back … but harps on about how great it is 🙄. Peter still lives here btw

He was a lifeguard at the Leisure Centre until Peter cast him. He has no discernible talent, can’t do comedy, can’t act, can’t write ..

Christine was quite happy to tolerate his behaviour whilst the good times were rolling in .. costly divorce coming up. I spy a Bankruptcy in about 4 years

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Borris · 10/02/2024 19:00

He was awful on radio 2 earlier. Spent the whole time trying to call his brother. I turned over in the end.

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Newyearoldhair · 10/02/2024 19:05

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.

You sound delightful.

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Mnk711 · 10/02/2024 19:08

I can't stand him. Talentless, unfunny, and irritating. Ruined Top Gear and a Question of Sport. Sack him asap please BBC.

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Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 19:11

@Newyearoldhair

Because I don't like the sound of a Bolton accent? Oh get a grip of yourself!

I don't like cheese either, does that offend you aswell? 😂

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Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 19:14

The people on this thread taking offence at me not liking his accent, I'm finding quite strange! Why are you taking it so personally?

You probably wouldn't like my accent either! It's ok! 😃

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Lighteningstrikes · 10/02/2024 19:19

I’ll never understand his appeal.
Can’t stand his nasally voice and accent.

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Newyearoldhair · 10/02/2024 19:23

@Princesspollyyy you said you can't stand anything with a northern accent .
Lots of people in the UK live in the north, thats probably why people are taking it personally. HTH

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Hatty65 · 10/02/2024 19:24

He's dreadful. I thought I was the only one who hated him.

I can't stand people with no discernible talent or ability - and so many of them, once they get their face on the telly, are then on every bloody thing going.

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BarelyLiterate · 10/02/2024 20:10

His accent is exaggerated. He left Bolton as soon on as he made money, and never came back … but harps on about how great it is 🙄. Peter still lives here btw

That’s pretty normal for celebrities. Cilla Black from Liverpool, Sean Connery from Scotland & Michael Parkinson from Yorkshire all did the same. Got out as soon as they could afford to & never went back while adopting the persona of professional scouser / Scotsman / Yorkshireman.

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Princesspollyyy · 10/02/2024 20:12

Newyearoldhair · 10/02/2024 19:23

@Princesspollyyy you said you can't stand anything with a northern accent .
Lots of people in the UK live in the north, thats probably why people are taking it personally. HTH

Sure, but it's silly to take it so personally, it's just a dislike of the accent, not the people as of course I do not know them.

HTH

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Peanutsnanna · 10/02/2024 20:15

Those ears! They are all I see whenever he is on TV.

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PrincessHoneysuckle · 10/02/2024 20:46

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.

Weird.
He sounds specifically from Bolton nothing like any other northern accent

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