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Paddy Doherty has paid tribute to two of his My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding co-stars who died in a suspected joint suicide in Kent.

The bodies of twins Billy and Joe Smith, 32, who appeared on the show’s third series, were found in a quiet country lane in Sevenoaks, Kent, on Saturday.

Paddy, 60, described the brothers as ‘angels’ and said their death was a ‘terrible tragedy’, in a video shared on his Facebook page.

He said: ‘Two good looking boys, God bless their souls. That’s a terrible, terrible tragedy.’

Paddy paid tribute after his twin co-stars were found dead (Picture: Facebook)
The bodies of Billy and Joe Smith, 32, were found in a country lane on Saturday (Picture: Channel 4)
The Celebrity Big Brother star went on: ‘There’s always worse than yourself. Pray for the boys’ family, the boys’ mother and father, help them be strong and get through this.

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Paddy Doherty has paid tribute to two of his My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding co-stars who died in a suspected joint suicide in Kent.

The bodies of twins Billy and Joe Smith, 32, who appeared on the show’s third series, were found in a quiet country lane in Sevenoaks, Kent, on Saturday.


Paddy, 60, described the brothers as ‘angels’ and said their death was a ‘terrible tragedy’, in a video shared on his Facebook page.

He said: ‘Two good looking boys, God bless their souls. That’s a terrible, terrible tragedy.’

Paddy Doherty
Paddy paid tribute after his twin co-stars were found dead (Picture: Facebook)
Twin brothers, 32, 'found dead in joint suicide' were My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding stars (Picture: Channel 4)
The bodies of Billy and Joe Smith, 32, were found in a country lane on Saturday (Picture: Channel 4)

The Celebrity Big Brother star went on: ‘There’s always worse than yourself. Pray for the boys’ family, the boys’ mother and father, help them be strong and get through this.

‘I’m very, very sorry for your troubles. Anyone watching this please say a prayer for those left behind.’

He added: ‘May God look after them. They are two angels. They’re in the kingdom of heaven walking on gold.’

Billy and Joe featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s third series when they were 24.

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They were described as Romani gypsies and the episode showed them working as gardeners in Kent, discussing their traveller lifestyle and going on holiday in Tenerife.

A Facebook page has also been set up for the brothers so people can pay their respects and has been flooded with tributes.

One posted on the page reads: ‘RIP Billy and Joe. May God comfort you both and I know your with the Lord now in peace.’

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