BOLTON comic Paddy McGuinness has taken to social media to slam an 'ignorant tool' who took him to task for using a disabled parking space on a trip out with his children.

Paddy and his wife Christine have six-year-old twins Leo and Penelope who have autism and a three-year-old daughter Felicity who the couple believe is also on the autistic spectrum.

The Take Me Out host was dropping his kids off at a play centre and had the relevant disability badges on display when he was challenged by a stranger.

He tweeted: "Just had a deep breathe and walk away moment.

"(I) Parked in a disability space while they got out.

"Had all our relevant disability badges on display only for some b*** *nd to come over and tell us that we don’t look disabled.

He added: "I took a deep breathe and sent my children in.

"Luckily they didn’t understand what was going on?

"Once they’d happily gone in I approached this ignorant tool.

"All I wanted to do was bounce him off every car but there would only be one loser in that, me!

"Instead I tried to explain to him that not all disabilities are the same?

"The ignorance and sheer pomposity of telling someone they don’t look disabled really makes my blood boil!

"How does someone have to look to have a disability? #ignorance."

The ex-Phoenix Nights star added: 

Meanwhile fans on Twitter said: "Best way to deal with idiots is ignore them or laugh at them.

"We get looks when my autistic son is stimming away when out shopping.

"I just ignore it or laugh at them! They have the problem, not us #autismawareness"

Another follower tweeted: "Paddy one of my boys is autistic and I am sad that you have had that experience.

"The work that you and your wife do to promote autism awareness is amazing and really appreciated. Hope the kids enjoyed the play centre."