Mainly because Yanks don’t understand me)
But the commissioner rung back and spoke to someone else. Then I had a look at it and said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it’.”
Paddy confesses that fronting the dating show for ITV in 2010 was a “baptism of fire”. “I won’t even watch that first series any more,” he said. “I had a real chip on my shoulder back then. I thought, ‘I can do that, piece of p**s’.
“Then I quickly realised I couldn’t do it as well as Dermot O’Leary or Davina McCall or Ant and Dec. They make it look easy. That’s the moment where I knuckled down and learned i it and everything changed for me.
“I settl settled down and started to be a bit more sensible a and nail being a good presenter.”
GREAT NIGHTS IN: Funnyman Paddy with wife Christine