Paddy McGuinness to host Hotel GB

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 September 2012
Paddy McGuinness with his wife Christine Martin

Paddy McGuinness with wife

Paddy McGuinness is to host new Channel 4 show 'Hotel GB', which sees chef Gordon Ramsay and the queen of shops Mary Portas take over a hotel and staff it with unemployed people to raise money for charity

Paddy McGuinness is to host 'Hotel GB'.

The 'Take Me Out' presenter is to front the new Channel 4 series, which sees chef Gordon Ramsay and the queen of shops Mary Portas take over a hotel and staff it with unemployed people to raise money for The Prince's Trust and Springboard charities.

Their workers will be divided into teams, with Gordon's team running the restaurant while Mary's will be in charge of hospitality.

Paddy will host the two live shows which open and close the series and in the final he will reveal which team has made the most for charity, and which of the trainees have secured jobs.

He said: "I've stayed in a fair few hotels and I know good hospitality when I see it. The celebrities and trainees need to be on their toes.

"Whether it's a fly in the soup, or a suspiciously curly hair in the sink, they will have to tend to our guests' every need. I can't wait to bring you all the action live and direct from 'Hotel GB'."

Gordon and Mary will also be helped out by their showbiz friends, with Gok Wan running the bar and events, Phil Spencer as the maitre d' and Dr Christian Jessen in the gym for Team Gordon, while Mary has Kim Woodburn as head of housekeeping, Kirstie Allsopp as the concierge and Katie Piper will run the spa.

In addition to the teams, 'Dragons' Den' star Hilary Devey will run the hotel shop.

'Hotel GB' will be on Channel 4 every night from October 1 to 5, at 9pm.

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