Patrick's just clowning around

PATRICK Darnell, aged 17, is the latest member of his family to become a circus clown. As Patchy, he entertains audiences at every show presented by Paulo s Circus Americano on its nationwide tour of the UK. Currently, the circus is in Bideford s Victor

PATRICK Darnell, aged 17, is the latest member of his family to become a circus clown.

As Patchy, he entertains audiences at every show presented by Paulo's Circus Americano on its nationwide tour of the UK.

Currently, the circus is in Bideford's Victoria Park until Sunday before moving on to Exeter next week.

Patrick has been clowning since he was seven, but that's not surprising as he is a member of the UK's oldest circus family, established in 1816.


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