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Bear Wolf (born Edward, surname unrevealed) is the biological father of Paddy Kirk. He is a former famous wrestler.

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Backstory Edit

Wrestler Bear Wolf embarked on a years-long affair in the 1960s with married Barbara Kirk, who he genuinely loved, but she never felt the same. The affair resulted in Barbara giving birth to his son, Paddy, on 1st July 1969, although Paddy grew up believing Barbara's husband was his father.

Paddy described Bear as "a true gent" that always had time for his fans.

2019-: Meeting Paddy and moving to Emmerdale Edit

In January 2019, Paddy came into possession of a love letter Bear Wolf wrote to Barbara in September 1968. Born about nine-months after the letter was written, Paddy realised the implications the letter could have although he chose to ignore it as he couldn't face the thought that the man who raised him wasn't his dad.

The following month, Paddy's best friend, Marlon Dingle, decided to attend a wrestling convention featuring Bear Wolf at the Spinewick Way Social Club in Hotten, hoping to find answers for Paddy. When Paddy realised what Marlon was doing, he was furious but agreed to go along to the convention, where he met Bear for the first time but didn't dare to ask him about his mother. 

After Paddy found out Bear was his father through a DNA test, he travelled to Belfast where met his father again and revealed that he was his son. Bear was shocked but the two took a walk along the beach, bonding before saying their goodbyes. He would later appear in the village in April 2019, later moving in with Paddy and his partner Chas Dingle in The Woolpack. They later grew quite close. 

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Eric Pollard | Kim Tate | Victoria Sugden | Zak Dingle | Sam Dingle | Mandy Dingle | Jamie Tate | Marlon Dingle | Paddy Kirk | Belle Dingle | Diane Sugden | Cain Dingle | Charity Dingle | Bob Hope | Rodney Blackstock | Nicola King | Rhona Goskirk | Gabby Thomas | Laurel Thomas | Chas Dingle | Pearl Ladderbanks | Aaron Dingle | Jimmy King | Noah Dingle | Sarah Sugden | Samson Dingle | David Metcalfe | Cathy Hope | Heath Hope | Arthur Thomas | Brenda Walker | Leyla Harding | Moira Dingle | Matty Barton | Angelica King | Jai Sharma | Priya Kotecha | Jacob Gallagher | Amy Wyatt | Elliot Windsor | Leo Goskirk | Amelia Spencer | Rishi Sharma | Dan Spencer | Kyle Winchester | Kerry Wyatt | Vanessa Woodfield | Archie Breckle | Harriet Finch | Liam Cavanagh | April Windsor | Amba Metcalfe | Tracy Metcalfe | Carl Holliday | Moses Dingle | Johnny Woodfield | Liv Flaherty | Dotty Thomas | Lydia Hart | Isaac Dingle | Leanna Cavanagh | Dawn Taylor | Ryan Stocks | Manpreet Sharma | Billy Fletcher | Bear Wolf | Will Taylor | Nate Robinson | Andrea Tate | Millie Tate | Wendy Posner | Al Chapman | Eve Dingle | Theo Metcalfe | Harry Sugden
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