Wednesday 7 December 2016

Meet the Irish bodyguard travelling the world to protect Cheryl and Liam Payne

Published 15/05/2016 | 11:30

Liam Payne and Cheryl and (inset) is Irish bodyguard Patrick O'Brien
Liam Payne and Cheryl and (inset) is Irish bodyguard Patrick O'Brien
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Salmontini restarant on March 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Cheryl and Liam Payne land in Cannes
Liam Payne and Irish bouncer Patrick O'Brien

Cheryl and Liam Payne are one of the most talked about couples in the world, so it makes sense they'd invest in their security.

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The loved-up couple, who have been dating for six months, are currently in the south of France making the most of glitzy parties at the Cannes Film Festival.

And they're relying on the services of Irish bodyguard Patrick O'Brien to keep fans at bay so they can let their hair down.

O'Brien, a former bouncer at Dublin nightclub Lillie's Bordello, is working with Payne full-time, having first started working with him while part of One Direction.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Salmontini restarant on March 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Salmontini restarant on March 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

While he mightn't be a household name, fans of the band, who are taking a one year hiatus, are familiar with Patrick and he has more than 60,000 Instagram and Twitter followers thanks to his unbridled access to the band.

Patrick splits his time between his native Dublin and adopted home of London when he's not travelling the world with Payne.

Liam Payne and Irish bouncer Patrick O'Brien
Liam Payne and Irish bouncer Patrick O'Brien

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