Television[ edit ] McGuinness made his television debut in as a contestant for the show God's Gift. He also appeared in the second series of the Sky 1 show The Match. On 15 May , McGuinness hosted Inside Wayne Rooney on Sky 1, a programme where he completed different tasks to see the difference between him and a professional footballer.
McGuinness' other television work includes his own Chuck Stryker: The Unknown Stuntman on E4 which he wrote and starred in opposite Jonathan Wrather and a few other familiar faces. He presented the entertainment series Hotel GB in , however the show was later cancelled. In , he presented the Channel 4 daytime game show series Benchmark for 30 episodes as well as five celebrity editions.
He guest presented a number of episodes of This Morning in July , a role to which he returned in He hosted the second series of 71 Degrees North with Charlotte Jackson in On 29 December , he hosted a one-off special Paddy's Show and Telly. The show returned for a second special, which aired on 22 December McGuinness hosted the comedy panel show Mad Mad World for seven episodes in the summer of Two episodes were recorded but never aired. McGuinness was one of the presenters of Christmas telethon Text Santa.
In and , McGuinness co-hosted one hour of the telethon with Christine Bleakley , although Alesha Dixon was his co-presenter for the appeal. The episodes were shown in August. 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. Live — which included 76 scheduled dates around the UK and Ireland. 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 , he went on his third stand-up tour, called Paddy McGuinness: Saturday Night Live Tour. In January , he announced that he would be touring across and with the "Daddy McGuinness" tour throughout the UK. In , , , and , McGuinness took part in the charity football match Soccer Aid , which raises money for Unicef. The match is aired live on ITV. In , McGuinness joined Pizza Hut as their brand ambassador. The couple have three children; twins Penelope and Leo b.