With the thighs of an oak tree and the appetite of a direwolf, Paul Brannigan is a beast of man. Studying Philosophy and Politics at the University of Liverpool, he claims to be much less pretentious as his combined honours degree makes him sound. He also claims to be able to tell a person’s post code from their accent alone. Both claims are up for dispute. As a youth, he was set to appear on TV’s Get Your Own Back, only to be denied that opportunity when he was told he was only accepted by administrative error. Heartbroken, and with a new hatred of Dave Benson Phillips, Paul and his school applied for the children's’ gameshow 50/50 instead,who kindly rejected them from the start.