Paddy McGuinness keeps brand deal despite axe claims after marriage breakdown

Paddy McGuinness will continue working with Marks & Spencer following claims his contract had been axed after his marriage to wife Christine broke down.

The 49-year-old has been an ambassador for the high street brand since 2018 and is said to have pocketed a six-figure sum from the collaboration.

Paddy fronted a series of TV campaigns in 2018 alongside Amanda Holden, Emma Willis and Rochelle Humes, and also starred in several online videos posted on the M&S website.

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But the Take Me Out presenter was plagued with rumours that he had been dropped from the deal, with reports claiming he was to be replaced by Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke and Dame Kelly Holmes.

A representative for M&S confirmed the rumours were untrue and the Top Gear star's position within the brand is completely safe.

They said: "We continue to work with Paddy and he remains part of our M&S family."

Paddy and Christine, 34, who share children Penelope, nine, and twins Felicity and Leo, six, announced their separation in July after 11 years of marriage.

Taking to Instagram to inform her followers, the model shared a lengthy statement confirming the pair had decided to split and addressed the "lack of privacy" in their lives.

She added that the decision to separate was "difficult" but confirmed they would continue living together in their family home.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire star went on to say: "We'll always be a loving family, we still have a great relationship and still live happily in our family home together.

The model concluded the post by saying: "We hope this now draws a line under anymore unwanted and unnecessary intrusion into our private life," before asking for privacy following their split.

Prior to announcing their breakup, it was reported that Paddy had allegedly cheated on his wife with a fellow TV star.

At the time, a representative for Christine told Daily Star that the mum-of-three was dealing with her marriage in private.

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