Paul McCartney admits to having an addiction to TV shopping channels

Paul McCartney 17/04/2020

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has revealed his TV shopping addiction, admitting he would buy things off the TV “eight days a week” if he could. 

After hours in the studio, Sir Paul, who has a net worth of £820 million ($1.69 billion NZD), flicks on the TV to relax and before he knows it he’s gripped by “exciting” products. 

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

“Nancy [his wife] 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?’”

“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?”

Other than watching TV, McCartney says his love of animals also helps him to unwind:

“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,” he said. 

"I’d go into the forest, take my Land Rover, pull my chainsaw out and clear paths – normally following animal paths or overgrown tracks made by forestry workers years before – so I’d make them into horse trails.”

“Very exciting when you’ve joined one trail up to another.”