Paddy McGuinness missed family birthday to secretly film Celebrity Bake Off

IF the Great British Bake Off had a technical challenge on keeping quiet, Paddy McGuinness would be a shoo-in as Star Baker.

weil the Bolton funnyman filmed the celebrity version of der Kanal 4 show earlier this month — and managed to hide his marriage break-up from fellow contestants.

Paddy McGuinness missed the ninth birthday of his twins, Leo and Penelope, to secretly film Celebrity Bake Off as his marriage to Christine crumbled

Paddy McGuinness missed the ninth birthday of his twins, Leo and Penelope, to secretly film Celebrity Bake Off as his marriage to Christine crumbledAnerkennung: Getty

Despite having one of the loudest voices in showbiz, the Top Gear host kept his split from wife Christine out of the Bake Off tent while they filmed in the grounds of Down Hall, Hatfield Heath, Essex, Anfang Juli.

Paddy had to miss the ninth birthday of their twins, Leo and Penelope — who celebrated with a kids’ party in the garden of their family home — to take part in the charity special.

A source revealed: “Paddy went off to film on Friday night and was away all weekend.

He missed the twins’ birthday but Christine made sure they had a day they’d never forget.

“He kept their break-up a secret from the other celebrities during filming.

He and Christine had already split up and were living separate lives but no one on the set was any the wiser.

“Paddy was still his usual jolly self despite what was going on in his personal life.

Which is amazing really, given the pressure of the famous tent, which can send even the most balanced of bakers awry.”

The pair — who had been married 11 years — announced their split last month.

But Paddy was seen still wearing his wedding band while celebrating his birthday recently at The Ivy in London.

Christine was seen wearing her ring on her right hand while out in Cheshire this week.

Hopefully Paddy had less drama in the Bake Off tent.

SET FOR A HOLLIDAY IN SPACE

HOLLIDAY GRAINGER has bagged a leading role in sci-fi film Mickey7, the latest project from Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho.

The Borgias actress started shooting the flick in London this week, opposite Robert Pattinson, Toni Collette und Mark Ruffalo.

Holliday Grainger has bagged a leading role in sci-fi film Mickey7, from Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho

Holliday Grainger has bagged a leading role in sci-fi film Mickey7, from Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon-HoAnerkennung: Getty

Eine Quelle sagte: “This is arguably Holliday’s biggest role to date.

It will see her mix with the A-list of acting and will really elevate her stardom.

“She’s had big flm roles before but she was chuffed to be asked to work with Bong, who is one of the most sought-after people in the industry right now.”

The film is based on a novel by Edward Ashton, in which Mickey7 is an “expendable”, a disposable employee on a space expedition to colonise the ice world Niflheim.

All I know is that Mickey7 sounds like Minnie Mouse’s Gmail password.

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KARATE KID reboot Cobra Kai will be back on Netflix on September 9.

The long-awaited fifth series kicks off as decades after the All Valley Karate Tournament final, rivals Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence are forced to team up to overthrow Johnny’s old master John Kreese.

HEIDI: SI’S LEDER OF THE PACK

FORGET the high-waisted jeans – Simon Cowell will soon be known for lederhosen if Heidi Klum gets her way.

The German supermodel has been given the green light to dress her fellow judge and boss for finals week on America's Got Talent.

Heidi Klum will be dressing Simon Cowell for the finals of America's Got Talent

Heidi Klum will be dressing Simon Cowell for the finals of America’s Got TalentAnerkennung: Spritzen

And the music mogul, formerly known as Mr Nasty, has reluctantly agreed.

Heidi said: “I kind of want to put him in lederhosen.

“They have long leder-hosen, but they also have short.

“I kind of want to put him in short lederhosen.”

With the finals of the US talent show coming up, I’ll be waiting on tenterhooks for a glimpse of Simon’s new look.

Surely that will be worth the Golden Buzzer . . .

JAMES SCRUMS TO FORE

THE LGBT+ community continue to make their mark in the world of sport.

And now the BBC has filmed a Pride special of its long-running quiz show Question Of Sport.

Thee BBC has filmed a Pride special of its long-running quiz show Question Of Sport, featuring Rugby league referee James Child

Thee BBC has filmed a Pride special of its long-running quiz show Question Of Sport, featuring Rugby league referee James Child

Rugby league referee James Child, WHO announced he was gay letztes Jahr, has revealed he joined the one-off alongside swimmer Mark Foster, Scottish curling athlete Bruce Mouat, English rugby union player Katy Daley-McLean and hockey star Susannah Townsend.

Regular team captains Ugo Monye and Sam Quek presided over the action, with Paddy McGuinness back as the host.

James said the episode will air next month.

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AS if a wedding isn’t stressful enough, a BBC camera crew is on hand as judges Sara Davies and Fred Sirieix give their verdicts on the work of eight event planners in a new contest, Master Of Ceremonies.

Fred said: “Our planners are going to have to bring their A game.”

LOCKE AND LOAD

EMILY BLUNT’s next big role looks totally frill-ing.

The Devil Wears Prada actress has swapped Hollywood for the small screen to play Lady Cornelia Locke in a new high-octane western for BBC2 called The English.

Emily Blunt plays Lady Cornelia Locke in a new high-octane western for BBC2 called The English

Emily Blunt plays Lady Cornelia Locke in a new high-octane western for BBC2 called The EnglishAnerkennung: 2022 The English (c) Drama Republic/BBC/Amazon Studios
Emily stars alongside Chaske Spencer from Marvel’s Echo, who plays ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp

Emily stars alongside Chaske Spencer from Marvel’s Echo, who plays ex-cavalry scout Eli WhippAnerkennung: 2022 The English (c) Drama Republic/BBC/Amazon Studios

She stars alongside Chaske Spencer from Marvel’s Echo, who plays ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp.

These first pictures show the cast in action for the revenge tale, which is set in 1890 Saison in der Verletzungstabelle.

The six-part series follows the story of a woman bent on evening the score on the man she believes is responsible for her son’s death.

It will air this November and, to be blunt, it looks great.

The six-part series follows the story of a woman bent on evening the score on the man she believes is responsible for her son’s death

The six-part series follows the story of a woman bent on evening the score on the man she believes is responsible for her son’s deathAnerkennung: 2022 The English (c) Drama Republic/BBC/Amazon Studios

ARLENE: I CUT THE COSSIES

THE body-positive movement says that all you need to be “bikini body ready” is a bikini and a body.

Aber Arlene Phillips has her own opinion on who should and should not wear skimpy cossies.

Arlene Phillips said: 'I do not rock a bikini because I don’t like my saggy arse'

Arlene Phillips said: ‘I do not rock a bikini because I don’t like my saggy arseAnerkennung: Rex

Das Vorherige Streng komm tanzen beurteilen, who will turn 80 next May, sagte: “I do not rock a bikini because I don’t like my saggy arse – I don’t have a dancer’s bum any more.

“But if you have a body like Helen Mirren’s and if it is strong and firm, show it off, for goodness sake.”

Der Rat ist befugt, einen Fall vor das Amtsgericht zu bringen, wenn er entscheidet, dass es sich um eine gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Belästigung handelt

Showbiz types often rely on a little nip and tuck as they age – but not Arlene, who found fame when she launched dance troupe Hot Gossip in the 1970s.

Sie hat hinzugefügt: “I haven’t had any work done. Everything is real.”