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Father's Day: NI personalities on what makes their dads so special

Father's Day tomorrow comes amidst the extraordinary and turbulent time of the pandemic. Five personalities tell Claire O'Boyle what makes their dads so special and how they will mark the occasion

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Miss NI Lauren Leckey, BBC NI's Mark Simpson and Barra Best

Miss NI Lauren Leckey, BBC NI's Mark Simpson and Barra Best

Chef Paula McIntyre. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Chef Paula McIntyre. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Mark Simpson with his dad John

Mark Simpson with his dad John

Mark Simpson and Dad John wearing CIYMS rugby club ties. Both played there, though never together

Mark Simpson and Dad John wearing CIYMS rugby club ties. Both played there, though never together

Barra Best & dad Aidan at a rugby match

Barra Best & dad Aidan at a rugby match

Barra Best & dad Aidan in Iceland

Barra Best & dad Aidan in Iceland

Barra Best and dad Aidan

Barra Best and dad Aidan

Peter Corry with parents Audrey and Norman

Peter Corry with parents Audrey and Norman

Peter Corry with parents Norman & Audrey

Peter Corry with parents Norman & Audrey

Paula McIntyre, her dad and grandmother.

Paula McIntyre, her dad and grandmother.

Barra Best and dad Aidan

Barra Best and dad Aidan

Lauren Leckey and dad Trevor

Lauren Leckey and dad Trevor

Lauren Leckey and dad Trevor

Lauren Leckey and dad Trevor

Lauren Leckey and dad Trevor at a formal in 2008 where he won businessman of the year

Lauren Leckey and dad Trevor at a formal in 2008 where he won businessman of the year

Miss NI Lauren Leckey with her father Stephen at her day job, working at her business, Stoneyford Concrete.

Miss NI Lauren Leckey with her father Stephen at her day job, working at her business, Stoneyford Concrete.

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Miss NI Lauren Leckey, BBC NI's Mark Simpson and Barra Best

Miss Northern Ireland Lauren Leckey is a self-confessed daddy's girl and says she's been close to her dad Trevor all her life. With Father's Day coming up, the 21-year-old plans to make her dad a trifle for the big day.

Me and my dad are really close. Right from when I was a child I've been a real daddy's girl. My dad had an accident when I was eight, and in P5, which meant he was paralysed from the waist down.

"When we were small we used to go every Sunday to the races, and we loved it as a family. The whole family was into motorbikes and it was a really good day out for all of us.