Paddy McGuinness seeking posing tips for Top Gear
2 November 2018 - 8:00 AM

Paddy McGuinness seeking posing tips for Top Gear

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Paddy McGuinness is going to seek professional advice on how to "pose" better for his new role co-hosting "Top Gear".

The "Take Me Out" presenter will join former cricket star Freddie Flintoff as the new hosts of the BBC motoring show, and he has admitted after two decades on the small screen, he now wants to learn how to be less "awkward" on camera.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "Twenty years I have been in the TV game and I still can't manage to pose decently. I just can't do it.

"I don't want my awkwardness to be a let-down. I'll defo be getting some tips for it."

The pair will replace Matt LeBlanc after the next series of the iconic car show.

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Paddy said: "Getting the "Top Gear" gig is a real honour and I'm thrilled the BBC have given me this opportunity.

"To be hosting a show I've watched and loved from being a small boy is beyond exciting."

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Freddie, 40 - who has appeared on numerous programmes since his retirement from cricket - was similarly excited by the opportunity.

He shared: "It's not often you have the chance to do both of your dream jobs, but I'm now lucky enough to say I will have.

"I've always been passionate about cars and I'm so excited to be joining the "Top Gear" team."

Matt, 51, is set to quit the show after the next series, while Chris Harris will remain with the programme and Rory Reid will be moved to the spin-off show "Extra Gear".

BBC bosses reportedly hope that by adding Paddy and Freddie to the presenting team, they'll be able to "bring a new energy" to the show, which was previously hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

An insider said: "This news will have car manufacturers and the BBC's insurance department on high alert.

"The BBC's top bosses and everyone else involved in the casting were bowled over by Paddy and Freddie - they are utterly infectious and will bring a new energy and competitive spirit to the show."

Matt - who is best-known for his starring role in "Friends" - announced he was quitting "Top Gear" earlier this year, having joined the show in 2016.

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