Paul Danan

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Paul Danan
Born Paul Danan
(1978-07-02) 2 July 1978 (age 38)
London, England,
United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, Presenter
Years active 2005–present
Paul Danan on Big Brothers Bit On The Side.

Paul Danan (born 1978 in London) is a British actor who played Sol Patrick in the English teen soap opera Hollyoaks between 1997 and 2001. In 2005, Danan appeared as a contestant on the first series of ITV's Celebrity Love Island, and returned for the second series in 2006.[1]

Danan is a regular panellist on Celebrity Big Brothers Bit On the Side with presenter Rylan Clark.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Danan was born in Chigwell, Essex to a Sephardi family, his father was from Fez, Morocco.[3] Danan now lives in Hertfordshire, running a drama club for local children. Danan is the father to one child.


In 1995 Danan played Melody's Agent Max Mitford in the BBC Series The Queen's Nose

In 2002 Danan played Nathan along side Martin Kemp in the dramatisation Daddy's Girl

In 2005 Danan appeared as a contestant on the first series of ITV's Celebrity Love Island. He returned for the second series in 2006.[1]

In 2006 he presented a television series entitled Test Drive My Girlfriend on ITV2.[4] In the show he acts as a modern-day Cupid and dates the girls first. Danan meets the loveless bachelors to discover why they are single, assesses their love requirements and auditions suitable girls all over the UK to draw up a shortlist of two potential lovers.

In September 2006, Danan appeared in the ITV2 series Calum, Fran and Dangerous Danan, in which he travelled from Texas to Los Angeles on America's U.S. Route 66 with Calum Best and Fran Cosgrave.[citation needed]

In 2009 Danan was a guest on series 1 and 2 of the Channel 4 sketch show The Kevin Bishop Show

2010 to 2011 Danan Co hosted new show Stars and Strikes for 4music with presenter Rick Edwards playing a ten-frame ten-pin bowling match against a popstar or group.[citation needed]

In November 2012, Danan appeared in an episode of ITV drama Crime Stories.

In 2015 Danan played the character Steve in the TV series Good Girls Club directed by Jordan Kensington for Sky TV


On stage, Danan played the part of the Monster in Desires of Frankenstein by James Martin Charlton at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[5]


In 2006 Danan was awarded a Loaded Laftas Comedy Award for funniest reality TV personality.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Love Island final watched by 3.8m". BBC News. 29 August 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Celebrity Big Brothers Bit On The Side". Channel 5. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  3. ^ Jewish Telegraph Profile Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  4. ^ "The Tuesday column: romance". London: The Telegraph. 14 February 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  5. ^ "". 
  6. ^ "Russell Brand bags comedy award". BBC News. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-09. 

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