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Big Brother Paddy has a ball at Seaview

By John Mulgrew

Published 19/09/2011

Celebrity Big Brother winner Paddy Doherty
Celebrity Big Brother winner Paddy Doherty

Celebrity Big Brother winner Paddy Doherty enjoyed a kickabout at Seaview stadium in Belfast at the weekend as he watched Crusaders take on Cliftonville.

The 52-year-old Traveller - who first came to fame on Channel 4 hit My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - even flipped a few burgers for fans.

Doherty - who lives in a caravan park in Manchester and who recently revealed he has a bullet lodged in the skin of his forehead following a shooting - appears to have had little trouble coping with his new-found fame.

He said: "It feels embarrassing to be called a celebrity. But to have that many people know your name is the loveliest gift in the world."

The former bare knuckle fighter ended his whistlestop tour of Belfast at the Tyson Fury heavyweight bout at the King's Hall on Saturday night.

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