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Christine McGuinness says she ‘followed her heart’ on holiday as she goes away without Paddy

CHRISTINE McGuinness has told her fans she “followed her heart on holiday” after jetting away without Paddy.

The 34-year-old headed home today after sun-filled break in Croatia with a group of friends, including her new bestie Chelcee Grimes.

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Christine McGuinness shared a series of pictures from holiday with Chelcee
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Christine looked amazing as she lounged by the pool

Mum-of-three Christine shared a series of pictures from the trip as she grinned broadly at dinner, wrapped her arm round Chelcee and flashed her bum by the pool.

She captioned the joyful filled snaps: "I followed my heart and it lead me to Croatia".

“Memories for life, I’m feeling very lucky, so blessed. I’ve laughed sooo much, relaxed and switched off like never before!”

The star added: “I definitely won’t be leaving it another 3 years before I catch my next flight.”

Her trip comes after Take Me Out star Paddy, 48, had jetted to Portugal with his own friends.

The model has become close to talented footballer and singer/songwriter Chelcee, 30, since they appeared together on ITV reality show The Games in May.

On the holiday in Split, the pair were seen in social media footage filmed by friends walking along a promenade with their arms around each other.

They were also seen stroking each other’s bums and backs as they hit the bars and dined out with their pals.

Christine and Chelcee shared several gushing posts on the getaway.

Paddy spends time away filming BBC’s Top Gear and other projects — and fans on social media questioned why the couple were not away together.

One Instagram user, Angii Mcg, wrote: “Do you and Paddy never go away together it always seems u do things as individuals not as a couple @mrscmcguinness.”

Another fan, Diane Kenna, wrote: “Is Paddy with you, it seems to be always you?”

Paul Back added: “Where’s Paddy,” followed by two laughing emojis.

Paddy, who spent over a week in Portugal with friends from his hometown Bolton, took some flak for not openly supporting his wife on ITV’s The Games.

Some called him out for failing to highlight Christine’s efforts via his own social media channels.

In contrast, other contestants’ loved ones came out to support them.

Christine’s five-day trip to Croatia was planned to be a reunion with some of the other girls from The Games, including Phoenix Brown and Olivia Attwood, but they had to pull out.

Paddy and Christine, who married in 2011, have three kids.

In a recent interview, she said she wished she could get to “the point where she can relax and enjoy” time away as a family.

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Christine is away with a group of pals
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She looked happier than ever
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Christine with husband Paddy

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