Paddy, 28, has Cerebral Palsy hopes that his TV appearance changes perceptions of disabled people.
He admits that his condition has affected his love life, but hopes he can help others to overcome their fears.
He told the Independent: “Because of my own insecurity of having a disability and society’s perception of finding people who have a disability attractive, I wanted to shed a light on it and what better show to go on than First Dates.”
He added: “I want to shed a light on ‘it’s OK to be disabled and have fun’.”
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
- Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.