Paddy Doherty

Age: 52

Job: TV personality

Hometown: Wherever his family are

Interesting fact: CBB 2011 will mark the first time in 33 years that Paddy has slept in a bed without his wife

Born again Christian, Paddy Doherty, rose to fame when he appeared on the documentary My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Born into generations of travellers, Doherty lives closely by the traditions of his community. The former bare-knuckle fighter never attended school and instead, began working for the family business at the tender age of 12. 

He says that he rarely ‘mixes with townsfolk’ and lives in a caravan park in Manchester.  He is a family man and adores his wife of 25 years.  They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren.

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