Take Me Out star Paddy McGuinness has shared on the funny moment he had to rescue his pal Peter Kay from a very embarrassing scene
Take Me Out host Paddy has told of the funny moment that Peter tried to get a laugh out of him, only for the whole thing to backfire on him tremendously.
The friends, who starred together in Phoenix Night and spin-off Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere, were staying in adjoining rooms at the Soho Hotel in London when Peter decided to waltz into Paddy’s room completely naked.
But in a drastic turn of events, the door slammed shut behind him, automatically locking and leaving him unable to get back into his room.
Stranded in Paddy’s room without a stitch of clothing on his back, Peter had to rely on his friend to call for help.
Paddy wrote in his new book My Lifey: “It was all great fun until Peter swanned into my room starkers, only for the door to lock behind him.
“The dressing gown was too small for him, there was no way it would close at the front. I’d have to call down to reception to send someone up to unlock the door.
“I mean, how do you explain that one? ‘I’ve got one of the nation’s best-loved comedians in my room with his c*** out’.
“The manager knew who we both were but to be fair just opened up the locked door and left. That was the good thing about the Soho Hotel, it was discreet.
“If that’d been anywhere else we’d have probably ended up on the front page of the Daily Star.”
Paddy’s wife Christine recently revealed in her book A Beautiful Nightmare that she’d never watched a second of the TV shows that made him famous.
Looking back on how she met the Top Gear host, she wrote: “By the way, I don’t call my husband Paddy, I’ve always called him Patrick, because that’s how he introduced himself to me.
“He was at the event [where she was working as a model] with a mutual friend who I’d done a lot of charity work with, Dave.
“Patrick wasn’t too famous at the time. This was before he hosted Take Me Out and he hadn’t done much TV at all. He was just a stand-up comedian and to be honest, even if he did have a thriving TV career, I wouldn’t have known who he was – I was too busy earning to sit down in front of the telly. To this day, I’ve still not watched Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights or Max And Paddy’s Road To Nowhere.
“And at the time I was absolutely not interested in anyone. I was sober, celibate and focused on saving money for my future.”