Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Twins Are Autistic, Reveals TV Paddy's Wife

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Twins Are Autistic, Reveals TV Paddy's Wife

Article excerpt

THE wife of Bolton comic Paddy McGuinness has revealed their four-year-old twins both have autism.

Paddy and his wife Christine have never previously said that Leo and Penelope have the developmental disorder.

But in a moving social media post to mark their fourth birthday, Christine shared a heartfelt poem dedicated to the twins.

She wrote: "Today you both turn four, and I celebrate so much more. In the last 12 months you have learnt to talk, and you are using flat feet to walk.

"You are conquering your daily challenges, and I'm here to hold your hand, when your dealing with sensory overload, the quietest room sounds like a big brass band. You excel in mathematics and amateur dramatics and you amaze me every day, because you are beautiful inside and out in an extra special way. …

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