First rising to fame in the cast of Phoenix Nights, the comedian, actor and presenter’s tale of his rise from a “tearaway teen” in 1970s Bolton to the red carpets of London will be published on 28th October by Penguin’s Ebury imprint.
They tease: “Presenter, actor, comedian and working class lad Paddy McGuinness surprises everyone, including himself, with his story of young Patrick, the tearaway teen from Bolton who ended up on prime time TV.”
The book is now available to pre-order in hardbook, eBook and audiobook formats.
Ebury explain: “Let Paddy take you back to a two-up, two-down terrace in 1970s Bolton, where his lifey began. He grew up alone with his beloved mum Pat, who worked two jobs, as a barmaid and a cleaner, always keeping food on the table at home and almost always keeping her tearaway teen out of trouble.
“The road from kipping in abandoned cars with his mates in Bolton to racing supercars on Top Gear has been eventful, with multiple turning points, including formative hard graft as a labourer, a showbiz intervention by school friend Peter Kay and eye-popping adventures in the world of teledom.
“In My Lifey, Paddy tells hilarious stories from his youth, reveals his unexpected path to showbiz, shows the twists and turns of family life and takes us behind-the-scenes of our favourite TV shows with his signature down-to-earth humour. My Lifey is a funny, entertaining and at times moving glimpse into the life of one of the most well-loved and established personalities on British TV today.”