Paddy McGuinness 'gutted' after 'not making it back' to UK 'in time'

Paddy McGuinness has said he is "gutted" after watching his beloved Bolton Wanderers lose the League One play off final to Oxford United - from abroad. The BBC Top Gear and ITV Take Me Out star spoke out on Instagram via his Grid on Saturday.

"Gutted I’m not back in time for the playoffs!!! Good luck to the mighty @officialbwfc and roll on the boxin! Home tomorrow!!!" he said. In response, pal Melvyn Downes said: "Good luck to Bolton we need The Trotters v The Potters next season 2-1 &

" @mcguinness.paddy I’ve got your Stoke top ready for next season like you requested now you’re a Stoke supporter pal." But sadly for Paddy, his beloved Bolton lost 2-0 despite being favourites at Wembley, with Oxford overcoming them to book their place in next year's Championship.

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Oxford boss Des Buckingham said: “This club means so much to so many people. I’ve shared this moment, not just with the fans but with most of my family. Put it into words? I simply can’t.”

"You might not believe me but I never watched that 5-0 defeat back at Bolton - and I never want to see that game again," Buckingham told BBC Sport. "That scoreline was a massive changing point for us in what we want to do."

"We had to come into this final with a gameplan and, with that, I thought we stifled a very good team," added Oxford-born Buckingham. "To take the club to the Championship and do it the way we did against a strong Bolton side, I’m delighted."

"Days like today are so special because you get to share it with so many people," he said. "I was at Wembley as a fan in 2010 to watch us win promotion back to the Football League - to now experience what I just have as the manager of the football club is such a special moment."