TV funnyman Paddy McGuinness is going on tour for the first time in eight years - kicking off in Blackburn

He will be taking his stand up show "Nearly There..." around the UK in 2024 and 2025, with the first date at King George's Hall on October 24. 

He will then perform 40 dates across the UK, including a show at London’s prestigious Palladium.

He announced the tour on social media, with a video of him in the shower. 

Taking to Instagram, he said: "Hello my friends, very special shower news, I've been dying to tell you this for ages! 

"I can finally announce it - I'm going back on tour! Paddy McGuinness - Nearly There live.

"Oh yes, I'll be coming to you live and direct in a theatre in a city or town near you. 

"I cannot wait, it's been eight years." 

The announcement comes after McGuinness' show, Top Gear, was stopped by the BBC for the "foreseeable future" after a near-fatal crash involving fellow presenter Andrew Flintoff. 

Production of the BBC motoring show has been on hold since former England cricket captain Flintoff, 45, was severely injured in an accident at the Top Gear Test Track - the Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey in December 2022. 

Taking to Instagram, McGuinness thanked everyone for their support during the trio's time on the show

Speaking of his tour, he added: “I’m looking forward to getting back in front of a live audience, along with running the gauntlet of cancel culture, click bait and fake news!"

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