Bolton TV presenter Paddy McGuinness believes missing out on university may not have been so bad after a study about why drinks spill when walking.

The comic shared the video as he retweeted the study which looks at why drinks spill when people are walking and how people could stop it.

In a video shared by the University of Oxford X, formerly known as Twitter page,  a student walks backwards carrying a hot drink and explains why drinks spill when walking, suggesting it is because of natural frequency and resonance.

Paddy said: “Due to social economic factors I missed out on going to university.

“This has always filled me with sorrow and regret.

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“On the plus side I’ve never scalded myself, walking backwards, with a red-hot cup of tea in my hand. Every cloud.”

People in the comments seemed to agree with Paddy, and even Bank of Dave, Dave Fishwick commented saying: “You and me both Paddy. I think it would be fun for us to do something together. All the Best, Dave.”



Paddy has worked in comedy and entertainment for most of his life and after starring in Phoenix Nights, he still worked his shifts at the Horwich Leisure Centre.

Paddy said at the time: “I was still working in the leisure centres for both series.

“For the second series, I had a contract as a full-time fitness instructor, so they gave me a bit of time off.

“It was only when we did Max and Paddy that I took the plunge and left.

“It was funny, because Chris Jackson, who was manager and who is still there, said when I announced my decision to go full-time into the entertainment business ‘Oh, are you sure?’ “I can tell you, it was the right decision.”

Paddy went on to host ITV’s hit show Take Me Out, where his career skyrocketed.

Since then, Paddy has gone on to co-present Top Gear, feature on Celebrity Juice, and a Question of Sport.

Recently, Paddy returned to Bolton to support the Homeless Aid Bolton Christmas Party which he attends every year to support those who are struggling in the borough.