Paddy McGuinness ‘skips Caroline Flack festival Flackstock as headliner’ amid marriage split with wife Christine
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 26
Paddy was apparently a no-show at Flackstock (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)

was reportedly missing in action as a headliner at , following the announcement that he had on Friday after 11 years of marriage.

The Top Gear star was revealed to be making an appearance at the festival, organised in memory of late TV presenter Caroline Flack by her family and friends, back in April when .

Love Island host Caroline took her own life .

Paddy was due to appear alongside the likes of , , Professor Green, This Morning presenter , Joel Dommett, Noel Fielding and former Strictly Come Dancing couple and .

The one-day festival celebrated Caroline’s life with acts from the worlds of comedy, dance and music, while raising funds for mental health charities and causes close to the star’s heart. 

Despite his inclusion on the bill and on the line-up poster however, Paddy was noticeably missing, according to .

Christine and Paddy released a joint statement on Friday, confirming their separation (Picture: Instagram/Christine McGuiness)
Flackstock took place on Monday, where festivalgoers were treated to many performances and guest appearances (Picture: Getty)

Stars snapped at Englefield House for Flackstock Festival included Keith Lemon, Rylan Clark and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.

Singer Jake Quickenden and Love Island’s Shaugna Phillips were spotted by festival sponsor McDonald’s van, alongside the show’s alumni Chris Hughes and Georgia Steele and actress Kimberly Hart-Simpson.

Paddy’s absence came just days after he and estranged wife , following weeks of mounting speculation.

Headliner Natalie Imbruglia serenaded the crowd (Picture: PA)
Ronan Keating also made a surprise appearance (Picture: PA)
Celebs including Jack Fincham, Georgia Steel, Jake Quickenden and Shaughna Phillips soaked up the atmosphere (Picture: JHORDLE/INhouse Images)

The couple – who share twins Penelope and Leo, nine, and Felicity, six – are still living together in their family home, but made the decision to split after enduring a recently.

In a joint statement, they announced: ‘We hadn’t planned on sharing this publicly until we were ready but after the lack of privacy surrounding our personal life, we feel left with no other option but to clarify.

Caption: LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Paddy McGuinness and Christine Martin attend the Pride of Britain Awards 2018 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images) Photographer: Jeff Spicer Provider: Getty Images Source: Getty Images Europe Copyright: 2018 Getty Images

‘A while ago we took the difficult decision to separate but our main focus as always is to continue loving and supporting our children. This was not an easy decision to make but we’re moving forward as the best parents we can be for our three beautiful children.’

They have both been quiet on social media since, while Caroline’s pal Keith shared clips and snaps from Monday’s event backstage throughout the day, revealing acts and special guests – although Paddy could not be seen.

The Take Me Out host met Christine when she was modelling in a fashion show at the Liverpool Tennis Tournament, in Thornton Manor in the Wirral in 2011.

Last week, the couple shortly after .

She noted they are ‘trying to deal with things as privately as possible’ and are prioritising giving their children an ‘amazing summer’. has contacted reps for Paddy for comment.