Peter Kay: Paddy McGuinness says hotel staff thought they were in a relationship

Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere: Peter Kay stars in 2004 series

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TV star Paddy McGuinness, 48, has told how hotel staff reportedly believed that he and Peter Kay, 48, were in a relationship. The duo famously starred alongside each other in Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere, but before appearing on TV together, the former used to tag along on the Car Share star’s early stand-up tours as a way of getting tips on performing comedy.

Cue the awkward pause

Paddy McGuinness

However, as they initially barely made any money on the comedy scene, they were often forced to share one hotel room between them, as well as the same bed.

The star has now recalled how after telling an unnamed hotel’s reception that they didn’t mind sharing a room, they received odd looks.

Paddy said: “Cue the awkward pause and ‘they must be gay’ looks before being given the key.”

Later on in their careers, Paddy and Peter soon found themselves in another awkward hotel situation.

Both the comedians had been booked in following jobs in London.

But what they didn’t realise was that they had adjoining rooms.

After realising their situation, the Wallace and Gromit actor walked into the Top Gear star’s room completely naked, before the door back to his room slammed shut and locked him out.

Wanting to remedy the situation as soon as possible, Paddy also recalled to The Sun how he was forced to go down to reception to ask if the star could be let back into his room.

Explaining the nature of the incident, the comedian said: “I’ve got one of the nation’s best-loved comedians in my room with his c*** out.”

Peter gave the Farnworth-native his big break in comedy when he cast Paddy to star opposite him in The Services.

Following his debut acting role, the Take Me Out host appeared in Channel 4’s Phoenix Nights, which led on to Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere.

Last month Paddy became the new host of BBC’s Question of Sport after it was announced that Sue Baker would be leaving the show after 24 years at the helm.

It was announced in September 2020 that the latter, Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson would not be returning to the show.

The new series includes Paddy as the host with former hockey player Sam Quek and Strictly Come Dancing’s Ugo Monye as captains.

Earlier this year Peter teased his TV return after a three-year absence.

During his first public performance since 2018, the star took to the stage in Manchester where he let slip to fans that he and Paddy had written two Christmas specials for Channel 4 comedy, Max and Paddy.

When asked by fans whether the much-loved TV series would be making a comeback, Peter didn’t rule it out completely.

He teased: “I loved making Max and Paddy.

“It was one of the best times we ever had filming and we had such a good laugh.

“We actually wrote two Christmas specials and then we never made them so you never know,” he added.

Paddy McGuinness’s book My Lifey is available to buy here.

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