The Gift That Keeps on Giving: How Britain Fell in Love With Paddy McGuinness


Paddy McGuinness has more than earned his status as a household name over the last 25 years. He has found that sweet spot between a man of the people and a comedic genius, and is as versatile a talent as one could ever hope to find. While McGuinness is perhaps best known for his comedy roles alongside Peter Kay, he has also had major success as a television presenter, having joined both ‘Top Gear’ and ‘A Question of Sport’ recently.

McGuinness has secured himself as the bloke everyone in Britain would love to be friends with. He appears to be the ideal man to go to a football game with, discuss the betting odds for the Melbourne Cup with, hit the town alongside, or have as company to spend a day on the couch watching television. As an ode to the one of Britain’s most beloved entertainers, we have decided to put an article together outlining four of his best public roles to demonstrate his talent. So, without further ado, let’s celebrate the greatness that is Mr. Paddy McGuinness…

The Face of Jackpotjoy

As the face of Jackpotjoy, an online bingo and slots company, McGuinness demonstrates just how likeable he is. In a number ofshort advertisements, he warms the hearts of a nation even when it is not his show that you are sitting down to watch.

Furthermore, the online bingo and slots company he is promoting is one of the best available, offering a host of great bonuses when you sign up for a jackpotjoy account. With McGuinness being the one to reveal side, their services are sure to continue to get the attention they deserve.

Take Me Out

It is hard to think of the popular reality dating show Take Me Outwithout thinking of Paddy McGuinness. Over the years, he has developed a number of catchphrases that have somehow managed to remain as loveable as ever. This performance once again proves that McGuinness truly is the king of charisma when it comes to getting everyone in the mood for a good old laugh.

Top Gear

While Top Gear is best known for a different set of presenters, McGuinness has been part of the team, alongside his co-presenters Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff, that have created a resurgence in the show’s likeability.

When a show has created such a legacy and is associated with a certain group of people, it is often very difficult to ever recover. However, there is something so fun about seeing McGuinness and Flintoff getting into as much trouble as possible around the racetrack.

Phoenix Nights

Phoenix Nights was created by Peter Kay, Neil Fitzmaurice and David Spikey, and ran for two seasons between 2001 and 2002. It was set in a working man’s club in the northern England town of Bolton and still possesses a cult following to this day. For many, this is McGuinness’ best role as a comedic actor and one that has more than secured its place in British pop culture.

As a nation, we have been spoiled by how often we have had the chance to watch the work of McGuinness over the previous two decades. While he looks set to continue to be a mainstay on our screens, remember to savour every moment from the gift that keeps on giving!