Patrick “Paddy” O’Shea

Played By: Paddy McGuinness

Episodes: 12

Most memorable quote: 

“It’s an illness, Michael Douglas had it.” –  Paddy O’Shea

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Paddy, left, with fellow bouncer Max.
Paddy, left, with fellow bouncer Max.

Patrick ‘Paddy’ O’Shea, simply known by many as Paddy, was a bouncer at the Phoenix Club, where he worked alongside his friend Max. During the Christmas period of 1999, Paddy and fellow bouncer Max were hired by Brian Potter as security at the Neptune Club in Bolton. Not long after, the club burnt down due to malfunctioning fairy lights. The club was rebuilt and opened as the Phoenix Club.

Paddy’s primary job was bouncer of the Phoenix Club, where he worked alongside Max. He became good friends with Max and they discussed private things with each other, such as their sex lives and, more importantly for Paddy, his balding.

Whilst at the club, Paddy entered a relationship with Mary, the daughter of Holy Mary, despite others saying that she was far too young for him. Due to the pressures of her very religious mum, the relationship ended quite shortly afterwards. Paddy was known for his sexual exploits during his tenure as bouncer and he generally started no-strings relationships with the regulars, some of whom were already in relationships or married, something which Max regularly warned him against.

Towards the end of his time at the club, Max was approached by a woman who claimed her husband had been cheating on her. Unbeknownst to Paddy, the woman paid Max £8,000 to kill him. Paddy was enlisted by Max to help him and was given £1,000 – seemingly half – to help him to kill the woman’s husband. After failing to kill him, the woman approached the two of them at doors of the Phoenix Club where it became evident that Max had ripped them both off.

Due to them not having killed the woman’s husband and having stolen her money, the woman threatened to hire hitmen to kill them. Scared for their lives, Max and Paddy fled in a campervan leading to the spin off series Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere.

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