Fury over false adverts
McGuinness apologies to fans
Max and Paddy star Paddy McGuinness has been left fuming after a nightclub falsely promised that he would be making a personal appearance.
Scores of fans were left disappointed when the comic, who shot to fame alongside Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights, failed to show up at the Tokyo Project, Oldham, last Saturday.
However, McGuinness says the club made no booking – and, in fact, didn’t even approach him, his managers or the agency that books his live appearances.
Writing on his website, the comic said: ‘I’ve received numerous e-mails from disappointed people who wanted to know why I didn't show up at Tokyo Project Oldham.
‘Firstly can I say sorry to any of my fans who bought tickets or turned up to see me on the night because… no booking was ever made. I had no knowledge of this, and the first I knew about it was after I'd received the e-mails from disappointed fans
‘Whoever was responsible for the false advertising at the club and in the local press owes everyone who bought tickets an apology.’
Tokyo Project did not respond to a request for comment.Meanwhile, McGuinness has started the second leg of his Dark Side tour, with more dates about to be announced. Click here for his schedule.
Posted: 4 Mar 2006