Let the ‘Rain’, see the ‘bows’! Popular TV presenter and comedian visits Rainbows.

Television presenter and comedian Paddy McGuinness, paid a surprise visit to Rainbows.

Best known for his one-liners as host of ITV1’s Saturday night dating show, Take Me Out, Paddy popped in to meet the children, young people, families and staff. The TV funny man, who also recently appeared in Coronation Street, took part in arts activities, signed autographs and happily posed for photos with everyone at the hospice.

Paddy, who was in the East Midlands as part of his sold-out nationwide stand up tour, also brought an array of Halloween gifts for the children, including dressing up costumes and sweets.

Nishil Saujani, Senior PR Officer at Rainbows, who invited Paddy to visit the hospice, said: “When Paddy said he wanted to pop by, our families were very excited. They love watching him on TV and couldn’t believe that he was coming in especially to meet them.”

He continued: “He surprised us with bags of goodies, Halloween costumes and sweets for the kids and really went out of his way to talk to everyone. He took selfies with all the young people and went round meeting the staff and care team. Paddy had everyone here laughing and smiling.”