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!"