He is an Irish traveller and former bare-knuckle fighter.
Paddy and his wife, Roseanne Doherty, had 10 children in total but 4 of their children - Helen, Mary Bridget, Elizabeth and Miley - died shortly after childbirth.
His first born son, Patrick Simon Doherty (b. 15 June 1978), died in hospital aged 18 after sustaining injuries from a car crash on the 19 July 1996.
Brother of Martin.
He won series 8 of Celebrity Big Brother (2001).