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Dating hero Paddy McGuinness has taken to Instagram to update fans on his current situ. He's stuck on the M62 with a beer and takes time to appreciate the surrounding countryside - we suppose it's better than sitting in your car fuming.
The Take Me Out host was toasting fellow motorway drivers today - after they gave him refreshments while stranded on the M62, reports the Mirror.
The 44-year-old comedian 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.
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 picture: "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!".
That's us, the GB public.
Naturally, the image was liked thousands of times by fans. What a great idea to pass time in a traffic jam - beers not included if you're driving, obvs.
Who has a casual picnic in the car?
A third video then showed him walking along the central reservation where he was appreciating the local scenery.
He told the camera: "Latest traffic update - it's moving now on the other side. I've just come for a little stroll. You know when you're going up and down motorways you don't appreciate this - look at that. Beaudiful... Beaudiful. Amazing."
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."
We're glad all is well but fear the motorway may stay closed with everyone enjoying their afternoon bevvies.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/mcguinness.paddy
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