Paddy and Christine McGuinness are transformed into cartoon characters to teach kids about autism

Paddy and Christine McGuinness are transformed into cartoon characters to teach kids about autism in a special episode of children’s TV show

Paddy and Christine McGuinness have been transformed into cartoon versions of themselves to appear in a special episode of children’s cartoon, Daisy and Ollie.

The Channel 5 series is aimed a pre-school kids and will air a special episode on April 2 for World Autism Day. 

The couple have three children, twins Leo and Penelope, six, and four-year-old Felicity, who all have autism.  

Transformed: Paddy and Christine McGuinness have been transformed into cartoon versions of themselves to appear in a special episode of children’s cartoon, Daisy and Ollie

The special episode titled, How Do I Make Friends With Theo, will teach children how to befriend other kids who are autistic. 

The story will follow main character Daisy introduce Ollie to her cousin Theo, who finds it hard to adjust to him.

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Paddy, 46, and Christine, 32, will play Theo’s parents and will help Ollie understand why Theo finds things difficult and how his autism means they understand things differently. 

The series’ voice cast is fronted by Jason Manford, who also writes and produces the show, and the team worked with the National Autism Society to make sure the portrayal is sensitive and accurate. 

Doting parents: The Channel 5 series is aimed a pre-school children and will air a special episode on April 2 for World Autism Day

Speaking about her role to the Metro, Christine shared: ‘As parents to three autistic children, we know how important it is for other children and families to understand autism, so voicing Theo’s parents in the show was a wonderful opportunity for us to share this important message.’

She added: ‘We will continue to spread awareness and help change society for our own little superstars and autistic people and their families.’ 

Earlier this year, the Real Housewives Of Cheshire star shared a poem to her Instagram page after learning her youngest daughter also had autism. 

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Alongside the moving prose, she penned: ‘Recently our youngest daughter Felicity was also diagnosed with autism, three years after our twins Leo and Penelope were diagnosed. 

Sweet: The special episode titled, How Do I Make Friends With Theo, will teach children how to befriend other kids who are autistic

‘Going through this journey again does still bring some heartache knowing all three children will face challenges and difficulties that others won’t. 

‘But ultimately I feel confident as a family we are in a much stronger place, we are able to use our experience and knowledge as power helping us to feel well prepared.

‘We are here to love and support our three extra special children and I thank god every day these babies are mine. 

‘Proudest mummy #Autism #AutismAwareness #3superstars #KnowledgeIsPower’.  

Family: The couple have three children, twins Leo and Penelope, six, and four-year-old Felicity, who all have autism

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