Christine McGuinness's husband Paddy seen for first time since she was pictured kissing best pal Chelcee Grimes | The Sun

PADDY McGuinness was seen running errands in his van just hours after his former wife Christine was spotted kissing her best friend Chelcee Grimes.

The pair shared a warm embrace at the Winter Wonderland event in London’s Hyde Park.

After former footballer Chelcee, 30, re-posted a video talking of a "spark" and "someone special" following their festive day out, Paddy, 49, appeared serious behind the wheel of his motor in Manchester.

He was seen wearing a black jumper while running errands in the silver van.

Mum of three Christine, 34, split from presenter Paddy earlier this year.

They broke up this summer after 15 years together and told how it had been a "difficult decision."

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In a joint statement signed off with a kiss, the pair said they aimed to be the "best parents they could be" as well as vowing to co-parent in the same household.

They are still living together in their family home in Manchester with their three kids.

While Paddy had spent the weekend in his native Manchester, Christine has been enjoyed deserved down-time in the UK capital.

Christine and Chelcee were seen beaming as they made their way around the vast Winter Wonderland tourist attraction – collecting a variety of stuffed Pokemon toys along the way.

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Christine and Chelcee's friendship flourished while filming ITV reality series The Games.

Since that aired they have been abroad together to Croatia, Santorini and Crete.

In June, The Sun on Sunday pictured them walking arm-in-arm on a girls’ holiday with other pals in Croatia.

Speaking about her friendship with Chelcee for the first time Christine told Fabulous magazine in the summer: “Chelcee is my soul sister. Just straight away from the day I met her; I just loved her.

“She’s hilarious. And honestly, it was just the best time on the show.”

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