‘Why didn’t you give me a heads up?’ Paddy McGuinness is left red-faced after he’s caught chatting away on camera ahead of This Morning interview
Paddy McGuinness suffered a hilarious blunder during Friday’s This Morning, when he was caught on camera chatting away unaware that he was being filmed.
The presenter, 49, was a guest to chat about his new game show Tempting Fortune, but was caught off-guard speaking to hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary before realising he was already being filmed.
He said: ‘Are we live? I could have been effing and blinding! Why didn’t you give me a heads up then?
‘I was just talking about Marti Pellow! That was very nearly #cancelled!’
As the interview began, Paddy congratulated This Morning host Alison on landing her new job as host of The Great British Bake Off.
Oops! Paddy McGuinness suffered a hilarious blunder during Friday’s This Morning, when he was caught on camera chatting away unaware that he was being filmed
He jokingly said: ‘First the BBC, then ITV and now you’ve followed me to Channel 4. i wanna put it out in ethos – stop following me!
‘Get your own gig Hammond! I’m sick of giving you a leg up in the industry!’
The father-of-three went onto detail his own experience taking part in a celebrity version of the baking show, saying: ‘When I was with the other contestants and they were like, “oh i tried it last night” I’d done nothing – I just turned up on the day!’
Alison and Dermot then played a clip of Paddy’s biggest baking disaster, and he proceeded to blame it on judge Paul Hollywood.
He said: ‘I blame it all on Hollywood! Not the place, the man, I’m calling him out, the man’s a fraud!
‘He told me what to do and I followed it to a tee and that’s what happened. I wanna see that man’s baking credentials.’
It comes after Paddy detailed his battle with clinical depression and revealed it was his estranged wife Christine who spotted the symptoms.
The TV presenter admitted that he ‘wasn’t aware’ of how low he had become and said he found himself losing his temper quickly as he looked back on his struggles.
Oh dear! The presenter was caught off-guard speaking to hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary before realising he was already being filmed
Amusing! He said: ‘Are we live? I could have been effing and blinding! Why didn’t you give me a heads up then?’
Blunder: He added ‘I was just talking about Marti Pellow! That was very nearly #cancelled!’
Paddy said he found himself starting to resent his job as he would have to make crowds of people laugh before having to go home feeling unhappy himself.
Speaking on the Monday Mile podcast, Paddy said he was diagnosed with clinical depression after his then-wife Christine, 35, spotted the symptoms.
He said: ‘In my experience, with something like depression – I was diagnosed as clinically depressed and I wasn’t aware of it.
‘You can be as low as low can be and it’s the people around you that tell you.
‘So Christine and a few of my family members would say stuff and ask if I was okay and I would think ‘why are they always asking me that?’
‘But obviously you can’t see it yourself, it’s in your head, it’s not like you’ve got a limp where people can spot it and you can spot.’
Clinical depression is a low mood that lasts for days or months and affects your daily life, with symptoms including feeling hopeless and having low self-esteem.
Paddy explained that he found himself growing frustrated and becoming easily angered as he admitted he started to resent his job.
He continued: ‘I started resenting being in front of a crowd of people and making them laugh because I used to think “it’s alright for you lot but I’m going home feeling like this”.
‘I’ve never been that much of a person losing my temper but I could feel myself in certain situations getting wound up quicker and I just thought that’s not me.
‘I wasn’t going round throwing cups at the b****y wall and shouting but I could feel myself feeling angry straight away and I shouldn’t be feeling that.’