Ulster comic opens his heart to Kelly about missing his murdered father
The serious side of Patrick Kielty will be seen on UTV tonight at 8.30pm when he talks to Gerry Kelly about his father Jack, murdered by loyalist paramilitaries during the Troubles.
In the past, PK has refrained from discussing the murder because he didn't want to appear special or different from other people who lost relatives through violence.
But in the face-to-face with the big man, he admits: "When you are a 35-year-old fella, one of the things you'd love to do is go down the pub and have a pint with your Da."
He tells Kelly how it felt when he was only young to lose the most important man in his life.
"I don't concentrate on how it happened - only on how he's simply not there. Of course I miss my dad," he says.
PK reveals his dad gave him his best piece of advice when he talked to him about doing his first stand-up gig at school: "Lean on the leg that shakes most."
Patrick adds: "But he didn't tell me that both would shake."
How does his mum feel about his more risque material?
"They think mum is a prude but she's not," he says.
PK, who has made a pilot for the US version of Deal Or No Deal, likens Love Island, the reality series he hosted, to TV heroin: "a lot of people using it but nobody admitting it.
"It's a bit like reading a dirty magazine behind The Times on the train. "
He also clears up a rumour about his love life, insisting that nothing was going on between him and Love Island co-host Fearne Cotton.
Asked if he is ready to settle, Patrick says there are plenty of single people of his age in London, where he lives; "unlike here, they are not seen as freaks".
"People here assume that you're either Daniel O'Donnell or Georgie Best: you're out there sowing your oats or you've got the country and western album coming out soon," he said, before stressing he is happy with his lot.