Paddy’s dat­ing dis­as­ter Em­merdale

PADDY AND MAR­LON CROSS SWORDS WHEN THEY EN­TER THE WORLD OF ON­LINE DAT­ING! DO­MINIC BRUNT RE­VEALS ALL...

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The bat­tle lines are drawn as Paddy Kirk and Mar­lon Din­gle both go on­line to find love. Each wants to be the first to bag a hot date and Paddy’s gut­ted when he has an aw­ful li­ai­son with Ber­nice White, while Mar­lon goes out with at­trac­tive new­comer Lind­sey. But just as Mar­lon thinks he’s the vic­tor, it turns out that Lind­sey prefers his pal!

‘Paddy feels wretched when he doesn’t get any swipes on a dat­ing app,’ ac­tor Do­minic Brunt tells Soaplife. ‘Mar­lon mocks him, so when Lind­sey shows an in­ter­est in Paddy, he feels jus­ti­fied in try­ing to steal his lady.’ Are the pals about to fall out over a woman?

What does Paddy think when Mar­lon sets him up with Ber­nice?

He doesn’t re­ally un­der­stand what’s go­ing on. Ber­nice is told that Paddy needs ther­apy and he’s told that Ber­nice is in­ter­ested in horses. Nei­ther of them re­alise they’re be­ing set up on a date, which makes for some en­ter­tain­ing scenes. I’m a mas­sive fan of Sam Giles, so it was great fun to film.

How do you find work­ing with Mar­lon ac­tor Mark Charnock af­ter all this time?

We put a lot of ef­fort into it, but we know each other well, so we have short­cuts. We both have a cer­tain way of work­ing.

What does Paddy think when he sees Mar­lon with his date, Lind­sey?

She’s at­trac­tive, so Paddy says there’s bound to be some­thing wrong with her. Things don’t work out with her and Mar­lon, so Paddy gloats when he gets her num­ber.

Does Paddy set out to steal Lind­sey?

Yes and he feels jus­ti­fied be­cause Mar­lon’s ribbed him. Lind­sey walks out on Mar­lon and she thinks, ‘I’m here any­way. I’ll go for a meal with Paddy!’

How does the date go?

She finds out there’s a com­pe­ti­tion be­tween Mar­lon and Paddy and she takes um­brage. She’s so an­gry that she seeks re­venge.

Will this harm Paddy and Mar­lon’s friend­ship?

No. It’s a bit of fun and they both see it as a ridicu­lous sit­u­a­tion.

Tell us about your new film?

It’s called At­tack of the Adult Ba­bies and Sally Dex­ter, who plays Faith Din­gle, is in it. She’s amaz­ing. The film’s go­ing to be dis­trib­uted world­wide, too. It’s a kind of hol­i­day com­edy with lots of fat men run­ning around a manor house in nap­pies.

When can peo­ple see it?

It will be out in the UK this win­ter and then it will come out on DVD.

By Sally Brock­way

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