Paddy McGuiness skips party to decorate Christmas tree as he shares rare photo of three kids

Paddy McGuinness skipped a party this weekend to spend time with his beloved family and decorate their Christmas tree.

Top Gear host Paddy, 48, is a proud dad to his and wife Christine's three children, including twins Penelope and Leo, both eight, and five year old Felicity. All three of Paddy and Christine's children have autism.

Paddy, who recently cried as he said his three children won the lottery with Christine, shared a rare glimpse inside his family home with his wife and kids.

The snap sees Christine and their three children stood in front of a tall Christmas tree as they hang ornaments on the branches to decorate it.

As Paddy shared the touching moment with his 1.9million Instagram followers, he revealed he had in fact skipped a party to spend time with his family.

He explained to fans in the caption: "I should’ve been at a party tonight in that London.

"Decided not to go and on reflection it was definitely the right decision."

He added: "Sat with a cup of tea watching the tree being decorated. PS I’ll be undertaking the dangerous task of placing the star on top!"


Paddy's touching snap received more than 66,000 likes from fans while many praised his decision to stay in with the family.

One wrote: "Absolutely the best decision family making lovely Christmas memories".

Another added: "This warms my [heart emoji], excellent choice Paddy" followed by a smiling face emoji.

While a third said: "Good choice x keep the family safe".

It comes after Paddy opened up on being a parent to three autistic children in his joint documentary with wife Christine, 33, called Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism.

Paddy admitted he wasn't originally sold on the idea of making "such a personal documentary" until lockdown happened.

He told the Radio Times: "Our kids regressed and it made me think about families who might be in a similar, or worse, position to us.

"I was struggling, so I thought if we did the documentary, other families might not feel so alone or isolated."

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Speaking about his children's diagnosis, Paddy added: "One of the toughest things for parents is the wait for a diagnosis.

"At least then you can work out what triggers your kids. I don’t want to go into too much detail about my kids, but Penelope, for example, ‘masks’ – she does her best to fit into her environment and not draw attention to herself.

"Christine and I are constantly on watch, making sure the kids stay calm and happy as much as possible. But in some areas of the UK, the wait for a diagnosis doesn’t take weeks or months, but years. It needs to change. People need to be seen much faster."

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