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Paddy McGuinness ‘wins battle to build pool and gym extension’

Paddy and Christine McGuinness ‘win battle with neighbours to build swimming pool and gym extension at their £2.1million Cheshire mansion’

  • The Take Me Out host, 45, and his wife, 30, are said to have originally requested the amenities just four months after moving into their mansion earlier this year 
  •  Neighbours previously complained to the local council over the renovations, describing it as ‘out of character’ for the village
  • The East Cheshire Council planners granted the TV stars permission and ruled the works in the seven-bedroom home as ‘not an alien feature’
  •  In addition to the gym and pool, the pair, who live near the Rooneys, have also requested a media room, and a second kitchen

Paddy and Christine McGuinness have reportedly won their battle with neighbours to build a swimming pool and an extension to their private gym at their £2.1million home in Cheshire.  

The Take Me Out host, 45, and his wife, 30, are said to have originally requested the lavish amenities just four months after moving into their mansion earlier this year.

According to The Sun, neighbours previously complained to the local council over the renovations, describing it as ‘out of character’ for the village.

Victory: Paddy and Christine McGuinness have reportedly won their battle with neighbours to build a swimming pool and a gym extension at their £2.1million home in Cheshire

In addition to the gym and pool, the pair, who live near the Rooneys, have also requested a media room, a second kitchen, and a new play room for their three children – twins Leo and Penelope, five, and Felicity, two.


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The East Cheshire Council planners – who received five letters of objection from neighbours and the Prestbury Amenity Society – granted the TV stars permission and ruled the works in the seven-bedroom home as ‘not an alien feature’. 

Case Officer Matthew Keen ruled: ‘The design of the proposals would respect the form and character of the original dwelling. The relatively low nature of the proposed extension would ensure the impact on the street scene is acceptable.’ 

Gym bunny: The Take Me Out host, 45, and his wife, 30, are said to have originally requested the lavish amenities just four months after moving into their mansion earlier this year

The couple’s lavish abode also boasts a stone-decorated waterfall shower and a large balcony overlooking lush green gardens.

MailOnline has contacted Paddy and Christine’s representatives for further comment.  

Meanwhile, the pair, who have been married for seven years, put up their first Christmas tree in five years.

Lavish: According to The Sun, neighbours previously complained to the local council over the renovations, describing it as ‘out of character’ for the village

The couple have hoisted a large tree outdoors, explaining that their three children, twins Leo and Penelope, who have autism, and Felicity, do not respond well to changes in their environment.

They have both shared snaps of the enormous tree which is now standing in their garden.

Paddy wrote: ‘Merry Christmas everyone! Trees up…in the garden, not the house. 

‘The little uns are more relaxed with it outside and after a 5 year wait I finally get to go big time with the lights.’

Festive season: Meanwhile, the pair, who have been married for seven years, put up their first Christmas tree in five years

Yuletide: The Take Me Out presenter and his other half both shared snaps of the enormous tree which is now standing in their garden

Christine also shared a video of herself in front of the tree, explaining she is still considering putting up a tree indoors for a few days if the children respond well to it.

She wrote: ‘The kiddies are more relaxed with an outdoor tree, I’m tempted to put one indoors for a couple of days over Christmas, if they’re ok with it. But if not that’s ok, this one is pretty stunning!’

The blonde donned an eye-catching blue mini-dress for the clip, smiling proudly before the tree. 

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Christine told how the children will not have a traditional Christmas meal this year. 

Family: Paddy wrote: ‘The little uns are more relaxed with it outside and after a 5 year wait I finally get to go big time with the lights’

She said: ‘The children certainly won’t have a roast dinner, it will be chicken nuggets and fries. They don’t like colours – or the gravy, because it’s wet.

‘Paddy and I will try to have a Christmas meal but it will probably be cold because it’s just ‘as and when’ we can. We might not even eat together.’

The Real Housewives of Cheshire star added that there is no ‘Santa’ in their household as the concept of a man coming down the chimney would likely frighten them.

Change: Christine recently told how the children will not have a traditional Christmas meal this year

She told how the couple don’t wrap the children’s Christmas presents as it may lead them to worry about what is inside and added that they all have ‘hearts of gold’. 

In December 2017, the model shared a photo of the family’s Christmas stockings, while explaining how difficult the festive season can be for the twins.  

She wrote: ‘Daddy, Mummy, Leo, Penelope, Felicity. I think this is enough for our Christmas decorations, I’m nervous about putting a tree up, I don’t think I’m going too.

Children: Christine and Paddy’s twins were diagnosed with autism in 2017 and the model has previously told that Felicity is also showing signs of autism, but can’t be diagnosed until she is at least three or four

‘Last year was the most upsetting Christmas we’ve had, we had just been told our twins had autism and we felt very out of our depth. Christmas massively affects the twins’ behaviour. 

‘They were extremely anxious and unsettled. The Christmas lights, trees, decorations and music… it was all too much. It was very over stimulating and with so much change everywhere it was quite frightening for our children who were pretty much non-verbal, they had no understanding of what was going on. 

Christine went on explain: ‘They both just walked passed their presents on Christmas Day. I was devastated that they didn’t get up and run down the stairs really excited ‘like other kids’. I knew nothing about autism then.  

‘Now I’m fuelled with knowledge on their condition and I’m really looking forward to preparing them in advance to help them understand the magic of Christmas! 

‘I’m feeling confident we will have a happy Christmas this year… With a lot less decorations, they wouldn’t care if they got 1 present or 10 and that is a quality you can’t buy.’   

Christine and Paddy’s twins were diagnosed with autism in 2017 and the model has previously told that Felicity is also showing signs of autism, but can’t be diagnosed until she is at least three or four. 

Speaking recently on Loose Women, Paddy told how he has went ‘to town’ this Christmas with presents as its the first year the children are getting more used to the festive season.

He said: ‘For years with the children and their autism, they can get over stimulated. It’s great, they love Christmas, it’s just we’ve never really… this is the first year they’re getting proper used to it. So I said: ‘Right, we’re going to town!” 

Parents: Christine revealed that Christmas is a difficult time of the year for their family as the children get ‘easily overwhelmed and over stimulated

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