Paddy McGuiness enjoys ice-cold beers with fellow drivers trapped on motorway

As the host of Take Me Out, Paddy McGuiness is something of a dating hero.

But he was toasting fellow motorway drivers on Saturday – after they served him refreshments while stranded on the M62.

The comedian, 44, was seen enjoying ice-cold drinks with fellow motorists over the Bank Holiday weekend as the road was closed in both directions.

Hundreds of people were trapped in grid-lock due to a lorry fire, which caused huge delays for hundreds of people.

Keen to alleviate the discomfort during the soaring temperatures, he broke out the beers for some light relief.

Posing for photographs of himself with another driver, he captioned the snap: "In times of adversity the GB public always come together! This is Oliver, a fellow traffic jam attendee, and he’s kindly given me a couple of cold ones! Cheers everyone!".

Naturally, the image was liked thousands of times by fans who appreciated their blitz spirit.

A short time later he then added another update, which detailed: "Still on the M62. People starting to have picnics on the central reservation and I’m being serenaded by a stag do! #M62 #bankholiday #surreal ".

A third video then showed him walking along the central reservation where he was appreciating the local scenery.

Police shut the motorway between junction 21 for Milnrow and junction 22 for Rishworth Moor as emergency services dealt with the blaze.

The lorry caught fire on the westbound carriageway near the Milnrow junction. Smoke was blowing across both carriageways.

Highways England confirmed the HGV is a tanker carrying oxygen. It’s understood the driver was able to leave the vehicle and get to safety.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to a fire on the M62 near junction 21 on Saturday morning. On arrival crews found a HGV on fire on the westbound side of the carriageway.

"The vehicle is currently on the hard shoulder of the motorway.

"Three crews are in attendance including firefighters from Rochdale, Heywood and Littleborough.

"Two jets and four breathing apparatus are being used."

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