The Circle champion Paddy has an impact on disabled people worldwide
Paddy Smyth has told the press that "people have told me that I have given hope to disabled people." after winning £70k from being voted the winner on The Circle, he won The Circle alongside viewers champion Tim who won the £30k
He told the press that being different is okay and he went on the show to prove that. It's really about trusting in yourself and loving yourself for who you are, later went on to say that the money is not the highlight and that would be all the messages he received as a result of being on the show.
The 31-year-old Irishman says in his day to day life people see him and immediately judge him because of the condition.
He told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat "I've got so many DMs from people who have disabilities themselves or maybe their daughters or sons have it. and that it felt like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, my disability doesn't define me, but it's a big part of me. "
He was met by friends and family when he arrived back in Dublin after winning the show. He went on to say "It's been absolutely wild times, we had a party in my house that went on into the early hours of the morning. I'm still recovering."