PADDY McGuinness hosts a new Channel 4 program where celebrities are taught to walk a tightrope on an incredibly high wire.
The presenter, 50, will host Don’t Look Down and help six brave stars learn how to cross a distance of 1,000ft, walking on 300ft feet above a London landmark in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.
Paddy said: “I’ve done all kinds of shows, but this is definitely the most nerve racking!
“I’m so excited to be hosting Don’t Look Down, which is undoubtedly going to be the challenge of a lifetime for everyone involved.
“I can’t wait to get cracking and see whether I can lead the team to find the nerve to take on this ridiculously high and very difficult walk.
“They’re not going to be in for an easy ride, but it’s all for such a brilliant cause and I hope we raise loads of money for Stand Up To Cancer.
“I’m now off to practice on the washing line.”
The five part series, produced by South Shore, will film them attending a summer camp in the Austrian Alps, tutored by the world’s experts in high wire walking.
A telly source added: “Casting producers are currently looking for some big names to take on the nail-biting challenge, but it’s not for the faint-hearted.
“It’s going to really push the boundaries of what has been done before.”
It comes after two of Paddy’s BBC1 One shows – Catchpoint and I Can See Your Voice – were axed earlier this year.
The latest Top Gear series has also been cancelled after co-presenter Freddie Flintoff suffered serious injuries in a filming accident last year.
Since taking over from Sue Barker as the host of A Question Of Sport in 2021, he’s also been criticised for the format changes.
Paddy first appeared in the Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights, in 2000. But his biggest break was as host of ITV’s dating show Take Me Out in 2010.