PADDY McGUINNESS PILOTING 'MOCKUMENTARY' ON LIFE AND DIVORCE FOR BBC
Paddy McGuiness is piloting a 'mockumentary' for the BBC, simply titled Paddy, based on his life and divorce. The news was revealed via British Comedy Guide.
The pilot took place last year, produced by the team behind Dave's Meet The Richardsons, King Of Sunshine Productions. In the non-TX pilot, Paddy mentors comedian Josh Pugh with his stand-up.
Josh Pugh revealed in the Have A Word podcast: "Paddy McGuinness is doing a spoof documentary of his life and in that documentary he is mentoring me as a stand-up. It's about his divorce."
The BBC recently aired the second instalment of Martin & Gary Kemp's mockumentary The Kemps: All Gold, which featured a star-studded cast joining the Kemp brothers as Rhys follows the pair over a whole year as they make a biopic, get divorced and form a super group; naturally not everything goes to plan.
Last year it was revealed the BBC had axed a string of shows presented by McGuinness, including Top Gear, A Question Of Sport, Catchpoint and I Can See Your Voice. Channel 4 are yet to confirm if Tempting Fortune will return.
More details will be revealed in due course.