He’s the loveable vet on our favourite ITV soap.
Weekday nights watching Emmerdale just wouldn’t be complete without a dose of Paddy Kirk who is undoubtedly one of the show’s most iconic characters.
He has appeared on it since 1997 and has had his fair share of storylines over the years.
With four marriages under his belt, Paddy has been a busy boy and although his love life in the Dales has been turbulent, in real life, he is very settled – and has a famous actress wife you might recognise.
Actor Dominic Brunt, who plays Paddy, has been married to wife Joanne Mitchell since 2003.
The couple have two children together, with son Danny having to undergo a heart operation at just eight months old.
Although the Macclesfield-born actor is more well-known than his spouse, Joanne has plenty of acting credits to her name – and has even starred in Emmerdale multiple times.
The 49-year-old has had four roles on the Yorkshire soap, playing Susan Davies, a midwife called Yeo, DS Karen Barnborough and most recently Sandra Flaherty – the mother and stepmother of Liv Flaherty and Aaron Livesy, respectively.
She has also appeared multiple times in Doctors, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road, as well as Bad Girls, Casualty, Heartbeat and A Touch of Frost.
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