Paul McCartney’s secret TV addiction hooked on shopping channels


When Sir Paul has finished working in the studio he loves nothing more than watching hours of shopping channels

Beatles legend Paul McCartney is hooked on TV shopping ­channels and admits he would buy things Eight Days A Week if he could. (

Sir Paul, worth £820million, flicks the telly on after hours in the studio.Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell

Before he knows it, he is gripped by “exciting” items like the German stain remover Didi Seven – only to be reined in by bemused wife Nancy , 60.

Paul, 77, says: “I love watching TV. Not series. I prefer just easy television and Nancy makes fun of me for it.

“Nancy calls it the ‘Paul will watch anything department.’ She’s right. In America, I watch The Shopping Channel. For me, it’s kind of exciting. I get hooked. I have to resist buying everything.

“There’s some stuff called Didi Seven. It cleans everything. I say ‘I need a can!’ But Nancy will say ‘Are you sure?’”

The coronavirus pan-demic means Sir Paul’s upcoming world tour is at risk.

He was also due to have headlined Glastonbury, which has already been axed. It means watching yet more TV – which at least gets him through the long and winding days.

He adds: “It’s relaxing. It’s nice to escape and sometimes a bit of easy TV is great. You don’t have to think about anything. I get home and just flop, turn the TV on, flick around. I love Gogglebox and comedy shows like Would I Lie To You?”

Sir Paul, who owns a 1,500-acre home in East Sussex, says his love of animals also helps him chill out.

He says: “I have a horse called Moonstar, who is great. I’ve ridden him for years so we know each other very well. It’s always a great relaxation to go out into the fields and the woods.

“It’s a big farm with some fabulous trails, a lot of which I made.




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