Paddy and Christine McGuinness have proudly unveiled their first Christmas tree in five years.
The couple opted to forego an indoor tree in the past, revealing that their three children don’t adapt well to changes in their environment.
Christine previously told how her kids once broke down when she put decorations up when they were at school.
But dad Paddy came up with the perfect solution for Christmas 2018, and decorated a huge tree in their garden instead.
The Take Me Out host appeared full of festive cheer as he told fans: "Merry Christmas everyone! Trees up…in the garden, not the house. The little uns are more relaxed with it outside and after a 5 year wait I finally get to go big time with the lights!!!!
"So happy," he told fans, "until I get the leccy bill," he added.
Christine also took to Instagram to post a snap of their enormous tree that was adorned with gold lights.
Posing beside it in a very glitzy blue mini dress she told fans: "The kiddies are more relaxed with an outdoor tree, I’m tempted to put one indoors for a couple of days over Christmas, if they’re ok with it.
"But if not that’s ok, this one is pretty stunning!"
The couple are parents to five year old twins Leo and Penelope, who were diagnosed with autism when they were aged three and a half..
Christine and Paddy say they had been noticing behavioural signs for a long time before their diagnosis.
“When they were little they would make funny noises and when they started to walk they were on tip toes," Christine previously told The Mirror.
"Their eye contact wasn’t brilliant and they had very delayed speech, but the health visitor would say it was just because they were twins.
“It’s only recently when I’ve looked back at home videos and done research that I’ve seen so many of the signs of autism were there but we didn’t realise.”
"I thought as a mother I’d created their personalities and so I just went with it. If they didn’t like a place because of the noise or number of people we just wouldn’t go again,” she said.
The mum also said that her youngest daughter Felicity had shown signs of developing autism but was too young to be diagnosed.
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