PADDY McGuinness "hated" his wife Christine appearing on Real Housewives of Cheshire and begged her to quit, the star has revealed.
The 33-year-old model has opened up about her dabble with reality TV, admitting that she had been inundated with offers to sign up to the ITVBe series as a cast regular.
She'd previously appeared as a friend on the show, and finally agreed to guest star after the opportunity to film around her schedule came up.
But Take Me Out host Paddy, 48, hated every moment – because the show is about "showing off your wealth".
Writing in her new autobiography A Beautiful Nightmare, Christine dished: "Just before my marriage hit this incredibly difficult time, I was in talks with 'The Real Housewives Of Cheshire' producers to join as a guest Housewife.
"I’d been approached on many occasions over the years to be a part of the show and always turned them down, because I just didn’t have the time.
"But this was a period in my life when I really wanted to do something for me. I needed to get out of the house and mix with other people, and in a way, I suppose a bit of respite from all the challenges I was facing every day at home.
"Although I still couldn’t commit to becoming a full-time cast member, the producers agreed I could join as a guest Housewife and they would work around my schedule."
The beauty, who was recently diagnosed with autism, went on to admit: "But let’s just say it didn’t go down well at home. Patrick didn’t want me to have a public profile at all. He especially didn’t want me to join this show. He thought it was all about the glitz and glamour, and showing off your wealth, which is so far-removed from my normal life.
"And I agree it wasn’t quite the right fit; I don’t live a glamorous life and I’m not shopping for Chanel bags and going to swanky parties every day, which is the reputation of Housewives.
"But it was a chance to do something! It was local to where I lived and a chance for me to make friends and have some sort of a social and work life, which had been non-existent in my twenties.
"And, most importantly, I could fit it in around the children, just a couple of hours filming here and there. So, I said yes. Being a part of the show was great fun and I enjoyed the experience I had, but it’s just not my real life."
Patrick didn’t want me to have a public profile at all. He especially didn’t want me to join this show. He thought it was all about the glitz and glamour, and showing off your wealth.
Christine left the show in 2020, but insisted that she enjoyed the entire experience – even though it did not portray the reality of her life as mum to three autistic children.
She and Paddy tied the knot in 2011 and share eight-year-old twins Leo and Penelope, and five-year-old Felicity.
Christine explained: "I always wanted to be very careful and make sure I wasn’t quitting the show just because Patrick wanted me to. Although, I’m sure he was over the moon about it when I did eventually leave. At the end of every series he’d ask me not to go back.
"But I’d got to the point where I’d got everything I wanted out of it, and I felt there wasn’t much more I could give or do. It was also hard keeping up the pretence."
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