19 Things You Didn’t Know About James Patrice

The TV presenter, Instagram star and comic shares all his secrets with STELLAR...


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I can’t drive. I failed my theory twice 2 years ago and it was the same invigilator – I was mortified. But I’ll always be a Dart Diva!

My first proper TV job was on a kid’s show called Dig In Diner, I played about 20 different characters and it was with puppets. The head chef was a corn on the cob called Cornsuela!

I feckin’ love a good game of Sudoku. 

My favourite film ever is Sister Act. Guaranteed to make you feel good! 


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I’m an ambassador for Meningitis Research. When I was 10 I nearly passed away from meningitis and septicaemia, so I always encourage people to familiarise themselves with the symptoms. Time is key!

I’ve only ‘worked out’ in an actual gym once. I went on a treadmill for 40 minutes and I thought I was going to collapse. I’ll stick to a nice walk and a coffee thank you!

If I don’t spritz myself with some fragrance every day I literally feel naked. Even if I’m not leaving the house. Gotta LASH it on, gals.

I wouldn’t be the biggest Ed Sheeran fan. Is that sacrilegious?! He’s obviously beyond talented and seems like a lovely person, but I just can’t seem to listen to him. Not that he’d give a shite, sure!


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I’ve dressed up as Fungi the dolphin and Mrs Potts for the last two years the Rose Of Tralee was on. 

I used to be quite a good swimmer. Now, I barely go into a pool, the fake tan would go flying sure.

I can’t go anywhere without my earphones, especially if I’m out for a walk or on public transport. I need to listen to me songs and pretend I’m in a music video!

Speaking of music, I’m OBSESSED with Steps. My sister Vaness and I have seen them in concert three times and are living for their next tour!

I’m not a big fan of bare ankles with trousers. I don’t see the point in missing out on socks as the perfect opportunity for further colour coordination.

Apparently I’m a very good listener, which I pride myself on. Hang on, whatcha say?

I feckin’ love Malahide, where I’m from. The fact that I’ve created a character called Malahide Woman may have already given that away though, to be fair. 


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I have the WORST sense of direction known to man. I’d still get lost if I ventured out further than Grafton St or Henry St!

When I was a kid I wanted to be a librarian. That didn’t really happen. Sorry about that, five-year-old James. Sure you’re having the craic anyway!

If the lockdown has taught me anything, it’s to appreciate my family and friends even more. Also to NEVER underestimate the transformative powers of a good aul jaunt around Penneys!

If you’ve managed to read this far, I hope you have a feckin’ fabulous day gal!


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