Paddy McGuinness is reportedly "looking for love" a year on from his split with estranged wife Christine.

Paddy is on the lookout for new romance as wife Christine, who he split from last summer, dips a toe back in the dating pool after months of co-parenting and living together.

Insiders say BBC Top Gear and ITV Take Me Out star Paddy is “happy that Christine has moved on”, meaning they can continue to co-parent.

According to Closer magazine, Paddy hopes to “move on”.

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The source is quoted as telling Closer : “Paddy’s always said that whatever happens, he’ll never stop loving Christine, and while they’re no longer in a romantic relationship, they’re still very close and he just wants what’s best for her.

"While they know that continuing to still live together might seem unconventional, it works for them, and it has even brought them closer together – with Paddy able to properly get to know Chelcee, which wouldn’t have done otherwise.”

It comes amid reports Chelcee Grimes and Christine have grown close, with sources saying the dad-of-three enjoys the ITV The Games star's company.

Paddy, who shot to fame on Channel 4 Phoenix Nights, can see how his kids “adore” her, too. Christine has an “elevated mood”, the source added.

“She’ll always be the mother of his children and he just wants her to be happy, so seeing Christine in such a good place and so full of life, gives him a sense of peace and contentment that has helped him in his process of moving on too,” the source went on to say.

And Bolton comedian Paddy wants to focus on “their new family dynamic” and is simultaneously trying to move on himself as he and Christine, who is now making BBC documentaries following her career on The Real Housewives of Cheshire and The Games, try “to navigate their marriage breakdown as peacefully and lovingly as possible”.