Christine competed in ITV’s recent sports-based reality competition – The Games – but Paddy did not appear to support his wife in person nor highlight her achievements online.
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Paddy McGuinness angered some of his fans for fear that he wasn’t supportive enough of his wife, Christine while she was competing on ITV’s sports show The Games.
The 48-year-old Take Me Out star has been married to 34-year-old Christine since 2011 and they have three children together.
Christine tested her physical abilities on ITV’s show The Games, which has seen her compete in a number of Olympic sports including hurdles and synchronized diving.
The drama has now reached its climax – with singer and presenter Chelcee Grimes winning gold for women and Love Island star Wes Nelson winning gold for men.
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While viewers were thrilled with the sporting and physical prowess of the 12 participating celebrities, many felt Paddy had a conspicuous silence while his wife competed.
Fans noticed that Paddy didn’t highlight Christine’s involvement in the show through his own social media channels, nor was he present during and during filming – live or pre-recorded.
A source told The Sun: “There have been reports that Paddy has kept quiet about how well she is doing. Some find that a bit odd.
“Many other contestants have had their families visit the London ground and cheer them on from the side.”
In contrast, family members came out to support other contestants.
Spice Girls icon Mel B was on the road to support her daughter, Phoenix Gulzar, the silver medalist on the show.
Lucy Mecklenburgh also attended to support her fiance Ryan Thomas – despite being pregnant with their second child.
Stacey Dooley appeared at the cheering table to cheer for her lover, former star Kevin Clifton.
And Love Island stars Wes Nelson and Olivia Attwood were cheered on by their respective partners Lucciana Beynon and Bradley Dack.
Christine fans challenged Paddy for his apparent lack of support.
One person toasted him on social media, writing: “Why don’t you post about how awesome @christinemcguinness is doing?”
While the show aired, Christine – who last year shared the news that she had been diagnosed with ADHD and autism – said she would be joining the show on behalf of her children.
The star and Paddy have three children together – twins Felicity and Leo, eight, and daughter Penelope, six – who have all been diagnosed with autism.
She said while appearing on This Morning earlier this month: “I want my kids to know that when they grow up, there’s nothing to hold them back because they have autism.
“We can still try, we can still try our best. And here I am! Unbelievable! ”
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