Paul Ashdale was the fiancé of Mandy Dingle and father of Vinny Dingle.



When Vinny was 9-months-old, Paul met Mandy and the two of them clicked right away and by the end of the week, she moved in with him and Vinny. Initially, they were happy but then Paul got himself into a mess which escalated until one day in around 2005 he left them, only two days after Vinny started school, and never came back. Mandy continued to raise Vinny and became a mother to him.

2020: Arrival in Emmerdale

Paul turned up in Emmerdale in April 2020, wanting to see his son. However, Mandy found him first and she lied, telling him Vinny wasn't there. He gave her his number and address in case Vinny would get in touch and insisted he was a changed man. Paul later realised that Mandy had lied, so got a job at Holey Scrap, befriending Vinny and eventually revealing to him that he was his dad. Eventually, Paul and Mandy got back together again, but Paul soon started gambling again and began physically and emotionally abusing Vinny in order to hide his gambling from Mandy.


Paul died in a barn explosion in April 2021 which was caused by the ignition of a gas tank, after Jimmy King crashed into the barn. Paul died on the day that he was supposed to marry Mandy.

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