PLAYED BY JACK PEARSON
Like most 20-year-old boys, Patrick is happy doing as little as he can to get by.
“He’s not fussed with growing up, he’s very relaxed,” Jack says of his character. “He’s fun - doesn’t have to do much except annoy his sisters.”
On what is rapidly becoming the longest ‘gap year’ on record, Patrick is enjoying his downtime after graduating from high school, two years ago.
He works the occasional shift stacking groceries at the local supermarket - only so he’s got a small amount of money to play with each week - preferring to spend most of his time bumming around at home playing video games, hanging out with his mates or working out at the gym. “Patrick is completely obsessed with his body; he’s a gym junkie,” says Jack.
With a slight sense of ADD about him - he’s always got to be doing something, always fidgeting -he’s in no hurry to grow up and find a real job.
He gets bored easily, so jumping from one time wasting activity to another suits him down to the ground.
Just like any little brother, he enjoys teasing his sisters - especially Jenny - and speaking the truth whenever it might cause a little good-natured discomfort. But, at the end of the day, he loves them to death. Just like he does his mum and dad.
In Series 1, Patrick shocked both everyone and himself when he had a one night stand with Sophie. Following this, his fairly happy go life was interrupted with the shock of his mum's cancer diagnosis and by being mugged after Callum's 30th birthday. But it wasn't long before Patrick was back in form, giving his sisters hell.In Series 2, Patrick embarks on a career and continues pushing his luck with the ladies.