Christine McGuinness says she ‘followed her heart’ on rare holiday without comedian husband Paddy

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Christine McGuinness says she ‘followed her heart’ after she jetted to Croatia on holiday without husband Paddy.

The model, 34, took to Instagram on Sunday to share an array of holiday snaps of herself and her friends.

Having left comedian Paddy, 48, and their three children at home, Christine captioned her post: ‘I followed my heart and it lead me to Croatia.

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Doing her: Christine McGuinness, 34, says she 'followed her heart' after she jetted to Croatia on holiday without husband Paddy, 48

Doing her: Christine McGuinness, 34, says she ‘followed her heart’ after she jetted to Croatia on holiday without husband Paddy, 48

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

‘I definitely won’t be leaving it another 3 years before I catch my next flight.’

Christine shared a picture of herself standing on the tarmac next to a plane with her suitcase as well as one of herself dipping her legs in her hotel pool while wearing a black bikini.

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Strike a pose: The model took to Instagram on Sunday to share an array of holiday snaps of herself and her friends, including one of herself in a black bikini

Strike a pose: The model took to Instagram on Sunday to share an array of holiday snaps of herself and her friends, including one of herself in a black bikini

Taking time out: Having left comedian Paddy and their three children at home, Christine captioned her post: 'I followed my heart and it lead me to Croatia'

Taking time out: Having left comedian Paddy and their three children at home, Christine captioned her post: ‘I followed my heart and it lead me to Croatia’

In another image, Christine could be seen wearing a mini skirt and a backless top as she stood looking out at the boats in a marina at night, while others showed her enjoying the company of her pals.

Christine took to Instagram earlier in the week to keep her fans up to date with her holiday activities.

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The reality star looked incredible as she shared a clip with location highlights, featuring shots of blue skies and clear waters in gorgeous scenery. 

Holiday dreams: Christine could be seen wearing a mini skirt and a backless top as she stood looking out at the boats in a marina at night

Holiday dreams: Christine could be seen wearing a mini skirt and a backless top as she stood looking out at the boats in a marina at night

Out on the town: Other pictures showed Christine enjoying the company of her pals as they dined out

Out on the town: Other pictures showed Christine enjoying the company of her pals as they dined out

In style: Christine wore a green skirt and a white knitted top as she enjoyed an evening out in Croatia

In style: Christine wore a green skirt and a white knitted top as she enjoyed an evening out in Croatia

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Fun in the sun: The star wore a bright orange top with a low cut neckline as she posed in front of a waterfall

Fun in the sun: The star wore a bright orange top with a low cut neckline as she posed in front of a waterfall

Some stills saw Christine show off her tanned back as she posed in a midriff-baring orange bandeau top teamed with a retro-print green wrap skirt.

She had her silky platinum locks up in a relaxed ponytail and sported some black shades to complete the outfit.

Christine captioned the post to her 656,000 followers: ‘Sometimes you just need to let go – and fall like a waterfall.’ 

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Holiday mode: Sharing snaps earlier this week, the model looked stunning as she enjoyed her 'first holiday in over three years'

Wow thing: She looked stunning in an orange bikini top and green and white patterned shorts

Holiday mode: Sharing snaps earlier this week, the model looked stunning as she enjoyed her ‘first holiday in over three years’ 

Having fun? Christine has jetted off on holiday with her pal Chelcee Grimes, after the pair formed a close friendship while competing on ITV's The Games

Having fun? Christine has jetted off on holiday with her pal Chelcee Grimes, after the pair formed a close friendship while competing on ITV’s The Games

Memories: She flaunted her sculpted physique in a shoulderless black bikini and Prada sunglasses, writing: 'Memories and mocktails are a match made in paradise'

Memories: She flaunted her sculpted physique in a shoulderless black bikini and Prada sunglasses, writing: ‘Memories and mocktails are a match made in paradise’

Elsewhere a snap from Tuesday showed the Blackpool native sipping on a fruity drink as she soaked up the sun by a pool. 

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She flaunted her sculpted physique in a black bikini and Prada sunglasses, writing: ‘Memories and mocktails are a match made in paradise.’

On Thursday she took to her Stories to show followers her surroundings as the star took to some, scenic market-stall filled streets in a bright green mini-skirt and a knitted chartreuse halter-top.

Showing around: On Thursday she took to her Stories to show followers her surroundings as the star took to some, scenic market-stall filled streets

Showing around: On Thursday she took to her Stories to show followers her surroundings as the star took to some, scenic market-stall filled streets

Outfit of the day: Christine stunned in a bright green mini-skirt and a knitted chartreuse halter-top

Outfit of the day: Christine stunned in a bright green mini-skirt and a knitted chartreuse halter-top

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Christine sported a glam make-up look as she then posed for a snap with pals Chelcee Grimes and Caroline Chung. 

She took to social media to announce her jet-setting adventure earlier this week.

In a transition clip post – which initially saw Christine at an airport gate before showing her on the beach – she penned: ‘Every sunset is an opportunity to reset…First holiday in over three years…I’m loving every second.’

Posing around: Christine sported a glam make-up look as she then posed for a snap with pals Chelcee Grimes and Caroline Chung

Posing around: Christine sported a glam make-up look as she then posed for a snap with pals Chelcee Grimes and Caroline Chung

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Bon voyage: She took to social media to announce her jet-setting adventure earlier this week

Getaway: A transition clip initially saw Christine at an airport gate before showing her at the beach

Bon voyage: She took to social media to announce her jet-setting adventure earlier this week 

Long-awaited: she penned: 'Every sunset is an opportunity to reset...First holiday in over three years...I'm loving every second'

Long-awaited: she penned: ‘Every sunset is an opportunity to reset…First holiday in over three years…I’m loving every second’

It comes as the star last month revealed that she has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder just months after she revealed she was ‘high up the spectrum’ for autism.

The star said she found her diagnosis liberating as it has set her on the path to understanding herself better.

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She told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘I’ve now been diagnosed with ADHD, autism and dyspraxia.

Health: Christine has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder just months after she revealed she was 'high up the spectrum' for autism (pictured in May)

Health: Christine has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder just months after she revealed she was ‘high up the spectrum’ for autism (pictured in May)

‘Knowledge is key. If you know the situation, you’re able to deal with it. So getting a diagnosis has really opened up my life.

‘It’s given me so much more opportunity to understand why I was the way I was.’

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Christine’s three children, twins Penelope and Leo, eight, and five-year-old Felicity, have all been diagnosed with autism. 

Knowledge: The star, who is married to comedian Paddy McGuinness, 48, said this weekend she found her diagnosis liberating as it has set her on the path to understanding herself better

Knowledge: The star, who is married to comedian Paddy McGuinness, 48, said this weekend she found her diagnosis liberating as it has set her on the path to understanding herself better

She revealed she had also been diagnosed with autism in November last year.

The media personality made the admission in her new book Christine McGuinness: A Beautiful Nightmare and told how her husband Paddy had suspected it for years.

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Autism refers to a broad range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication.

She wrote in her book: ‘I have been confirmed as autistic. It’s strange, but I’ve noticed there are little hints throughout my life that I’m autistic and more like my children than I ever could have imagined.

‘My issues with food, my social ­struggles, how hard I find it to make friends and stay focused, and my indecisiveness. The way I float through life reminds me of how my eldest daughter Penelope is.’

Family: Christine's three children, twins Penelope and Leo, eight, and five-year-old Felicity, have all been diagnosed with autism, and Christine revealed she had autism in November

Family: Christine’s three children, twins Penelope and Leo, eight, and five-year-old Felicity, have all been diagnosed with autism, and Christine revealed she had autism in November

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