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Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s Paddy Doherty seriously ill with coronavirus: ‘Keep my father in prayer’


Paddy Doherty is in hospital with coronavirus (Picture: PA)

Paddy Doherty, star of Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, is seriously ill with coronavirus, his family have confirmed.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner, 61, is on oxygen to help him battle the virus after he was admitted to hospital yesterday.

Last night, Paddy’s son Simey wrote on Facebook: ‘Can you please keep my father in prayer please as as he is been rushed to hospital.’

A few hours ago, he provided an update on his father’s condition, revealing that they recently spoke.

‘Can everybody please keep my father in prayer as I was just speaking to him and he has got double pneumonia,’ he stated.

‘Also claw seen in the lungs and tested positive for Covid. He’s also on oxygen. Keep my father in prayer.’

Paddy and his wife Roseanne at the National Reality TV Awards in August 2012 (Picture: Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)

Paddy’s wife, Roseanne Doherty, also shared the news regarding her husband’s health on Facebook.

‘Please will everything pray for my Paddy – he has been taken in to hospital. He is not very well,’ she wrote.

A former bare-knuckle boxer, Paddy is best-known for starring in Channel 4 documentary My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, exploring the lives of Irish Traveller families.

Paddy celebrates his Celebrity Big Brother win in 2011 (Picture: Nat Jag/WireImage)

He also starred in Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men, his episode airing on Bravo in 2009.

In 2011, the reality star appeared on the eighth series of Celebrity Big Brother, living in the house with other famous faces including Jedward, Amy Childs and Kerry Katona.

In the end, Paddy won the series, with Kerry finishing as runner-up.

In 2019, he opened up about his experience with prostate cancer, stating that he’s ‘been to hell and back’ throughout his ordeal.


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