Paul’s place on The Traitors was at risk over a life-threatening injury(Picture: BBC / thepaulgorton/X)
He’s been by far one of the most memorable contestants on The Traitors ever but was finally banished by his rivals thanks to some dirty tactics from teammate Harry.
Paul has without a doubt been a huge part of the show’s success, but we almost missed out on the evil genius at play.
‘My lung collapsed. I was outside A&E, screaming and crying, and I was on morphine and CAT scans and all that type of stuff,’ Paul told OK! Magazine.
‘I nearly had an emergency operation to re-inflate my lung because it had depressed so much, and yeah, it was chaos.’
To make matters worse, Paul didn’t respond well to the painkillers but still felt the pressure to recover in time to wreak havoc in The Traitors.
Paul was finally banished from The Traitors after being thrown under the bus by Harry (Picture: BBC)
Oh, and he was also starting a new job and had a 21 month old baby.
‘There was all sorts of stuff going on, but I would have regretted it if I had pulled out [of The Traitors],’ he said.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk after the public celebrated Paul getting his comeuppance on Thursday after killing national treasure Diane, the business manager, 36, admitted he was ‘blindsided’ by his fellow traitor Harry.
‘It was just so far beyond what your expectations would be, it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever done,’ he told us.
Every episode, I feel like I’m watching a film. I laugh my head off, I cry, it’s the best thing I’ve ever watched.’
However, he added: ‘I was getting more and more overwhelmed as the show was going on, as I’m trying to keep up the character and play the game, and be dastardly and all that type of stuff.
‘I couldn’t do it anymore, I found it so difficult. So when I went, it was like a relief.’
Since Paul’s banishment, Harry and Andrew have recruited another traitor in Ross, which host Claudia Winkleman called out after they once again picked another man.
The Traitors continues Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.
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