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Paddy McGuinness reveals his birthday plans are ‘out of the window’ after split from wife Christine

The TV personality turns 49 on Sunday. 

And just days before, Paddy McGuinness revealed he’s been forced to ditch the wholesome birthday plans he had with his kids, after his recent split from wife Christine.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the shirtless Top Gear host – who shares twins Leo and Penelope, nine, and six-year-old Felicity with Christine – made the admission in a bizarre shower video of himself amid droughts in the UK.

‘Out of the window now!’ On Friday, Paddy McGuinness revealed he’s been forced to ditch the wholesome 49th birthday plans he had with his kids, after his recent split from wife Christine

Standing with his bare chest on display, Paddy’s video began with him addressing his followers: ‘Welcome to a very special shower news: the drought edition.’

Paddy then covered his dry body in shower gel without turning the water on, and began revealing the wholesome family plans he had for his birthday celebrations.

‘I tell you what, this sun is gorgeous. Yeh, it’s red hot but I’m enjoying it. It’s my birthday this weekend, August 14th. Don’t like to talk about it the big four-nine… 

‘I thought I’d get in the garden with the kids, fill the paddling pool up and whack on the barbie, but obviously all that’s out of the window now.’

Shower edition: The shirtless Top Gear host made the admission in a bizarre shower video of himself amid droughts in the UK

Shower edition: The shirtless Top Gear host made the admission in a bizarre shower video of himself amid droughts in the UK

Family: The former couple share twins Penelope, and Leo, eight, and Felicity, six, all of whom have been diagnosed with autism. They have vowed to continue to amicably co-parent them

Family: The former couple share twins Penelope, and Leo, eight, and Felicity, six, all of whom have been diagnosed with autism. They have vowed to continue to amicably co-parent them

Swiftly moving on from his abandoned family day, he told his fans: ‘But Monday I’m back in the studio for Question of Sport so come down and join us, watch the recording – we’ll have the air con cranked up all the way so you’ll have a lovely time.’

As I say it is my birthday this weekend – I don’t like to talk about it – and to any brands watching, please don’t send me anything through the post. I’m not interested. Unless it’s high end and really expensive.’

‘Sticky! Frightening’ exclaimed Paddy of his body covered in foamed-up gel before having a quick five-second blast of water in the shower.

But he then revealed he was sweating from frantically trying not to use too much water, and needed another shower. 

Not happening! 'I thought I'd get in the garden with the kids, fill the paddling pool up and whack on the barbie, but obviously all that's out of the window now' said Paddy of his plans

Not happening! ‘I thought I’d get in the garden with the kids, fill the paddling pool up and whack on the barbie, but obviously all that’s out of the window now’ said Paddy of his plans

The video comes amid his split from wife Christine after 11 years of marriage after she reportedly found Instagram messages from her husband to a BBC presenter. 

Paddy, who made his name on the dating show Take Me Out, is understood to have exchanged a series of messages with another woman in March, shortly before he and Christine decided to live separate lives.

While there is no suggestion that the messages went beyond friendship, informed sources said that Christine was upset after finding them on his phone.

One friend said: ‘Paddy had been messaging the woman for some time. They were direct messages and were quite friendly. It’s unclear how they met but they followed one another for a while.

Difficult: It comes amid his split from wife Christine after 11 years after she reportedly found Instagram messages from the Top Gear host to a BBC presenter

Difficult: It comes amid his split from wife Christine after 11 years after she reportedly found Instagram messages from the Top Gear host to a BBC presenter 

‘There have been various issues between him and Christine, but this was definitely one of the driving forces that began to make them assess their future as a married couple.’

Speaking to The Sun On Sunday this month, Christine hinted at serious strains in the marriage, adding: ‘I don’t want to go into it too much, but I will just say that I didn’t cause this situation.

‘You’ve got to expect it when you’ve been together for so long. Everyone grows and changes, and we’ve grown as a family, which is amazing. That family bond will always be there, no matter what.

‘But I was a teenager when I met him and I’m a 34-year-old woman now, so I suppose what I might have put up with in the past, I probably wouldn’t put up with now – and the same for him.’

MailOnline exclusively revealed late last month that the pair had called an end to their marriage. 

A source told MailOnline: ‘Paddy and Christine have given everything to their marriage over the years. Sadly, they have made the tough decision to part ways for the sake of their young family, who they will continue to co-parent together.

‘It’s been no secret within their inner circle that it’s been a difficult few years for them as a couple but they still very much support each other and will continue to do so throughout their separation.’

The couple then announced on Instagram they had decided to split, but would still live together at their £2.1million home in Cheshire for the sake of their children – twins Leo and Penelope, nine, and six-year-old Felicity – all of whom have autism. 

Tough: The couple announced on Instagram last month they had decided to split, but would still live together at their £2.1million home in Cheshire for the sake of their children

Tough: The couple announced on Instagram last month they had decided to split, but would still live together at their £2.1million home in Cheshire for the sake of their children 

Sharing a joint statement, they wrote: ‘We hadn’t planned on sharing this publicly until we were ready but after the lack of privacy surrounding our personal life, we feel left with no other option but to clarify.

‘A while ago we took the difficult decision to separate but our main focus as always is to continue loving and supporting our children.

‘This was not an easy decision to make but we’re moving forward as the best parents we can be for our three beautiful children. We’ll always be a loving family, we still have a great relationship and still live happily in our family home together.

‘We hope this now draws a line under anymore unwanted and unnecessary intrusion into our private life.

‘Although we work in the public eye we ask kindly if you could respect our wishes for privacy on this matter. We’ll be making no further comment.’ 

Finished: Paddy shared a photo of himself with Christine just hours before the couple of 15 years announced their split last month

Finished: Paddy shared a photo of himself with Christine just hours before the couple of 15 years announced their split last month

 

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