Paul Danan

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Paul Danan
Paul Danan

(1978-07-02) 2 July 1978 (age 41)
ResidenceHertfordshire, England
OccupationActor, Presenter
Years active1995–present

Paul Danan (born 2 July 1978) is an English actor who played Sol Patrick in the UK 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 was also a contestant on the 20th season of Celebrity Big Brother that started on 1 August 2017.


In 1995 Danan played Melody's Agent Max Mitford in the CBBC series The Queen's Nose. Between 1997 and 2001 he played Sol Patrick in the UK teen soap opera Hollyoaks. In 2005 he appeared as a contestant on the first series of ITV's Celebrity Love Island. He returned for the second series in 2006.[1] He appeared on series 5 of In Da Bungalow.

On an episode of the "Jeremy Kyle Show" broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2019 Danan discussed his substance addiction. He admitted to be a recovering addict.

In 2006 he presented a television series entitled Test Drive My Girlfriend on ITV2.[2] In September 2006, Danan appeared in the ITV2 series Calum, Fran and Dangerous Danan, in which he traveled 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. From 2010-11 he co-hosted Stars and Strikes for 4music with presenter Rick Edwards playing a ten-frame ten-pin bowling match against a popstar or group. In November 2012 Danan appeared in an episode of ITV drama Crime Stories. In 2015 he played the character Steve in the TV series Good Girls Club for Sky TV.[citation needed]

He competed in Celebrity Big Brother 20. On Day 18, he became the 5th evictee.


On stage, Danan played "the Monster" in Desires of Frankenstein by James Martin Charlton at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Danan was born in Chigwell, Essex to a Sephardic Jewish family. His father was from Fez, Morocco.[4] Danan now lives in Hertfordshire, running a drama club for local children. He has a son called Deniro who was born in September 2015.


In 2006 Danan was awarded a Loaded Laftas Comedy Award for funniest reality TV personality.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Love Island final watched by 3.8m". BBC News. 29 August 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2007.
  2. ^ "The Tuesday column: romance". London, UK: The Telegraph. 14 February 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2007.
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  4. ^ Jewish Telegraph Profile Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  5. ^ "Russell Brand bags comedy award". BBC News. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2007.

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