Paddy appeared on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and towards the end of the program had already won £500,000 .
"You've done very well so far," said Chris Tarrant, the show's presenter, "but for a million pounds You've only got one life-line left – phone a friend. Everything is riding on this question.....will you go for it?"
"Yes," said Paddy. "I'll have a go, Aye!"
Chris Tarrant said "Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest? a) Sparrow b) Thrush, c) Magpie, d) Cuckoo?"
"I ain't gatta a clue." said Paddy, ''so I'll use one-a dem dare loif-loins and phone my friend Charlie back home in Dublin."
Paddy called up his mate, and told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him.
"****in hell, Paddy!" cried Charlie. "Dat's simple......It's a cuckoo."
"Are you sure?"
"Lard Je'sus Buy I'm ****in sure."
Paddy hung up the phone and told Chris, "I'll go wit Cuckoo as my answer Aye cause Charlie gots a grade eight dee-ploma."
"Is that your final answer?" asked Chris.
"Yes it is, final answer"
There was a long - long pause, and then the presenter screamed, "Cuckoo is the correct answer! Paddy, you've won 1 Million Pounds!"
The next night, Paddy invited Charlie to their local pub to buy him a drink.
"Tell me, Charlie ole cock? How in da Lards name did you know it was da Cuckoo that don't build its own nest?"
Charlie said "Because he lives in a ****in clock!"