Paddy is a loveable softy. He rarely has a bad word to say about anyone and can usually be relied on to keep an air of confidence despite what it may do to his personal mental state.
Sometimes he's a bit clumsy and can often be the butt of a joke, but his irrepressible (if terrible!) sense of humour ensures he rarely takes offence. He does make mistakes, namely hitting a police officer and then being suspended from practicing Veterinary for 6 months but he always works hard at correcting these. Paddy and Rhona have a good relationship….but there are three people in their “marriage” Paddy, Rhona and Marlon. Paddy and Marlon’s bromance has has been tested over the years but their compassion, similar sense of humour and outlook on the important things in life have kept them being one of the main relationships within Emmerdale.
Keywords to describe character: Loveable, trust-worthy, middle-class.
Domestic Set: Smithy Cottage
Work Set: Emmerdale Veterinary Surgery (Partner and owner).
Relationships in show: Rhona (wife), Leo (step-son), Marlon (best friend).
First appearance: February 1997
Awards / Nominations: Nominated for Best Comedy Performance at the British Soap Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2013. Nominated for Best On-Screen Partnership at the British Soap Awards in 1999 (with Mandy Dingle) and 2009 (with Marlon Dingle).
No of wives, children, car crashes, etc: 3 wives (Mandy, Emily, Rhona).
Likes: Playing xBox, dancing to ABBA
Dislikes: Horses, seafood, Vanessa
If they could have one wish, what would it be? For Vanessa to move out of Smithy Cottage
And finally... Paddy has a tattoo of "Marlon Forever" in a heart in the bottom left of his back.