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BBC Three reality show to follow scouse MMA stars Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett and Molly McCann

BBC Three has commissioned a new series, Paddy & Molly: Show No Mersey following the lives and careers of Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett and Molly McCann, as they enter the next phase of their professional and personal lives.

The new show will follow the Liverpool natives and best friends inside and outside of the cage as they take on the biggest fights of their lives – which will determine their legacy in the MMA world – while juggling their relationships with friends and family.

Paddy is infamously known as brash and full of bravado both in and out of the cage, while Molly is introspective and emotionally raw but no less outgoing. With their careers, inspiring stories and powerful personalities, both are united by a hunger to win and a willingness to do anything to help each other out, both professionally and personally.

The series will also showcase their hometowns in Merseyside, celebrating the region’s rich culture. From the sandy and windswept beaches of Crosby, where Molly and Paddy both walk their dogs to the vibrant and bustling Baltic Market, which is home to Molly’s restaurant, the reality of Molly and Paddy’s day-to day-lives will provide a unique look at this part of the UK.

The pair said: “We can’t wait for you all to see what a day in the life for us both entails. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows and a lot goes into what we do. You won’t believe it until you see it so get watching.”

Steve Regan, executive producer for Hello Mary said: “New series are always exciting to create but with characters as brilliant and entertaining as Paddy and Molly and a world that still feels unexplored to many people, this series has made myself and Hello Mary even more excited than usual.”

Nasfim Haque, head of content, BBC Three, added: “BBC Three has established a track record in lifting the lid on some extraordinary, unexpected yet highly relevant talent to young audiences in the UK, so when we got the opportunity to work with these two brilliant, technicolour sportspeople we simply couldn’t refuse.”

Viewers will also have an insight into the fighters’ personal lives by meeting their families, with Paddy’s wife, Laura, and Molly’s fiancée, Ellis, playing pivotal parts in the show.

Paddy & Molly: Show No Mersey (8×30’) is being made by Hello Mary for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. Executive producers for Hello Mary are Steve Regan and Sharyn Mills. It was commissioned by Nasfim Haque, head of content for BBC Three and Catherine Catton, head of popular factual and factual entertainment. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Ricky Cooper. Transmission details for the series will be revealed in due course.

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