[103], He took his new dog, a shih tzu-bichon frisé cross named Buster, with him on tour;[104] O'Grady later commented that "He was never happier than in a TV studio or theatre... Buster knew all the theatre doormen and loved being fussed over. [234] The series, called Paul O'Grady: The Sally Army & Me aired on Sunday evenings from 27 March until 1 May 2016.[235][236][237]. [176] The tabloids tried to re-ignite the "chat wars" by claiming a rivalry between O'Grady and other daytime television shows such as The Sharon Osbourne Show and The Brian Conley Show, but O'Grady refused to participate. [116], In 1998, the BBC produced a six-week Sunday series titled The Lily Savage Show, although O'Grady found the scripted, non-spontaneous nature of the series difficult. – no more wheelchairs – yeah! I bet when they were children they laughed in Bambi when his mother got shot. On 18 December 2009, Channel 4 broadcast the final episode of The Paul O'Grady Show, after 11 series. [10] Then joining the Marine cadets, he later commented that he was following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, the cartoon Popeye. [106] Critical of the media, O'Grady condemned them for solely referring to him as a drag queen; he commented that "Barry Humphries is never called a drag act because he's a heterosexual male. I always liked girls and fellas as a teenager, way up into my 20s. On 16 March 2017, it was announced that O'Grady would present the series, replacing his long-time friend, Cilla Black.[209]. Guests such as actors Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman and comedian Julian Clary then enjoyed champagne on the private lawn and canapes including smoked salmon pancake rolls and Dorset crab cornets. [153], The show gained a devout following, with an "extraordinary hardcore of fans [who] try to be at as many recordings as possible", in many cases arriving at the studio gates two hours before the advertised starting time to get the best seats. [215] On 14 April 2013, O'Grady presented a documentary about burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee as part of ITV's Perspectives series. [34], While working for Camden Social Services, O'Grady made his first attempt at putting together a drag act, encouraged by close friend Oliver Bond, creating the character of Lily Savage; he later related that "I wanted to get up there but be larger than life, a creature that was more cartoon than human. In 2008 and 2009, O'Grady occasionally sat-in for Elaine Paige on her BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. [94] Given top billing at the LGBT rights charity Stonewall's 1994 Equality Show in Albert Hall,[95] he also played the role of Nancy in the London Palladium's performance of the musical Oliver!. Seeking to diversify his career away from Savage, O'Grady starred in BBC sitcom Eyes Down (2003–2004) and presented two travel documentaries for ITV. [24], Briefly working as an assistant clerk at Liverpool Magistrates' Court, O'Grady subsequently worked as a barman at Yates's Wine Lodge, supplementing the income with the occasional night at the Bear's Paw. [49] The Playgirls gained bookings to appear across London, and also in Amsterdam and Copenhagen; O'Grady and Hush joined with drag artist David Dale to form an act known as "LSD", which stood for "Lily, Sandra, and Doris". I don't fear anything nowadays. They have no idea what the common working man and woman are doing. I'd like to see their heads on spikes on Tower Bridge. [16] Called for a disciplinary hearing at the DHSS and accused of incompetent behaviour and tardiness, he resigned. [149] In producing the show, O'Grady worked with many of his old friends, including warm-up man Andy Collins. [58] Quitting his council work, he focused full-time on his career as Lily, taking his act across the United Kingdom and also abroad to countries like Israel and Finland. ", "I don't rehearse, but I do research. They selected O'Grady to present the show in the role of Lily Savage, allowing him to ad lib rather than strictly follow a script, filming a pilot episode in 1997; after this pilot was a hit, they commissioned a full series. Publicity Listings [268] Since 2008, O'Grady has been an ambassador for Save the Children. [136] Returning to work, he appeared as the Child Catcher in a twelve-week run of the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, where he co-starred with Michael Ball and Brian Blessed. [175] To deal with his health issues, he began taking a week off mid-series, where he was replaced by guest presenters such as Cilla Black, Brian Conley, Lorraine Kelly, and Vernon Kay. I dress up as a woman for financial purposes, nothing else. The Catholic Church has no right to wag the finger at gay people. [13] O'Grady's first job was a paper round that he kept for a week,[14] and through this and other jobs, he saved up to afford Mod clothes, for a time becoming a suedehead. While working for Camden Social Services, O'Grady made his first attempt at putting together a drag act, encouraged by close friend Oliver Bond, creating the character of Lily Savage; he later related that "I wanted to get up there but be larger than life, a creature that was more cartoon than human. [51] As compere, he tried out comedy routines, becoming known for insulting both the acts and the audience, describing it as "one of the best times of my life." [70] In 1992 he embarked on an Australian tour, performing alongside the Australian comedian Mark Trevorrow,[71] and proceeded to Los Angeles, where he was caught up in the 1992 riots in that city. [131], Although then believed to have assets totalling £4 million,[132] O'Grady found that his newfound material wealth brought him little comfort and for a time suffered with clinical depression. [citation needed] In October 2012, his third volume, Still Standing: The Savage Years, was released with the official launch taking place at the Cambridge Theatre. [26] Employed as an accountant in a FMC Meats Merseyside abattoir, he then gained employment at the Children's Convalescent Home and School in West Kirby, a home for disabled and abused children; he worked there for three years. He called them "bastards" and proclaimed "Do you know what got my back up? He used to perform with the English National Ballet. His audience laughed like drains at his anecdotes and were brought right into the heart of the show. An altar boy at a local Catholic church, he was dismissed after laughing during a funeral service. [253], O'Grady divides his time between his Central London flat and his rural Kentish farmhouse. He suffered near-fatal heart attacks in 2002 and 2006. [210][211] The first series concluded on 22 July 2017 and was watched by an average of 1.5 million viewers. O'Grady has received a variety of awards, among them honorary degrees and an MBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment. [214] On 3 July 2013, O'Grady narrated the ITV documentary programme, Me and My Guide Dog following the work of Guide Dogs. [147] ITV executives deemed this such a success that they offered him his own daytime chat show, with news of his agreement going public in autumn 2004; the result would be The Paul O'Grady Show. [203][271], In 2014, O'Grady co-starred in a Dementia Friends TV advertisement campaign to raise awareness about the disease. He is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio presenter.

[160] In his personal life, O'Grady was devastated when his manager and best friend Brendan Murphy contracted brain cancer; O'Grady hid the diagnosis from the press and cared for Murphy at his Kent home; he later commented that "To watch someone you love, a healthy, eloquent man, unable to speak or walk is hideous. [55] Murphy would subsequently become O'Grady's manager,[56] although they ceased to have a sexual relationship several years later. [228][229] In December 2014, O'Grady appeared as Santa Claus in a short Birds of a Feather sketch for ITV's Text Santa appeal. at the Heaven nightclub[62], together with fellow drag artist Dave Lynn. [178], On 28 June 2008, O'Grady appeared in the Doctor Who episode The Stolen Earth. In 2005, Liverpool John Moores University awarded O'Grady an honorary fellowship for services to entertainment,[182] and in 2010, he received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from De Montfort University, Leicester, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to television, radio and the stage.[183]. Again it received poor tabloid reviews. Paul O'Grady has spoken about his secret wedding to long-term partner Andre Portasio. [73] In April 1988 he took part in a 30,000 strong march against Section 28, a policy introduced by the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher that the gay community denounced as homophobic. [20], With his best friend Tony, O'Grady regularly travelled to London to socialise with Tony's friend, the classical music conductor John Pritchard, becoming very fond of him. Their daughter, Sharyn, was born in 1974. He has three small dogs, named Buster, Olga and Louie, the former two being regulars on his show. O'Grady accused them of "(...)fighting dirty now.

This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. That's why I work in it. [3] Patrick married Mary "Molly" Savage (1916–1988), who was born in England to Irish immigrants from County Louth. Sir Sean Connery battled dementia before his death, his wife reveals The …

[193][194], Paul O'Grady on why he quit his chat show, 2012. [45], Returning to work as a support worker for Camden Council Social Services, O'Grady began caring for an old woman who lived several doors down from serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

[23] Following the birth of his daughter, Sharon Lee Jansen, on 16 May 1974, O'Grady agreed to pay £3 per week towards her upkeep, but refused to marry Diane, recognising his homosexuality.

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[103], He took his new dog, a shih tzu-bichon frisé cross named Buster, with him on tour;[104] O'Grady later commented that "He was never happier than in a TV studio or theatre... Buster knew all the theatre doormen and loved being fussed over. [234] The series, called Paul O'Grady: The Sally Army & Me aired on Sunday evenings from 27 March until 1 May 2016.[235][236][237]. [176] The tabloids tried to re-ignite the "chat wars" by claiming a rivalry between O'Grady and other daytime television shows such as The Sharon Osbourne Show and The Brian Conley Show, but O'Grady refused to participate. [116], In 1998, the BBC produced a six-week Sunday series titled The Lily Savage Show, although O'Grady found the scripted, non-spontaneous nature of the series difficult. – no more wheelchairs – yeah! I bet when they were children they laughed in Bambi when his mother got shot. On 18 December 2009, Channel 4 broadcast the final episode of The Paul O'Grady Show, after 11 series. [10] Then joining the Marine cadets, he later commented that he was following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, the cartoon Popeye. [106] Critical of the media, O'Grady condemned them for solely referring to him as a drag queen; he commented that "Barry Humphries is never called a drag act because he's a heterosexual male. I always liked girls and fellas as a teenager, way up into my 20s. On 16 March 2017, it was announced that O'Grady would present the series, replacing his long-time friend, Cilla Black.[209]. Guests such as actors Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman and comedian Julian Clary then enjoyed champagne on the private lawn and canapes including smoked salmon pancake rolls and Dorset crab cornets. [153], The show gained a devout following, with an "extraordinary hardcore of fans [who] try to be at as many recordings as possible", in many cases arriving at the studio gates two hours before the advertised starting time to get the best seats. [215] On 14 April 2013, O'Grady presented a documentary about burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee as part of ITV's Perspectives series. [34], While working for Camden Social Services, O'Grady made his first attempt at putting together a drag act, encouraged by close friend Oliver Bond, creating the character of Lily Savage; he later related that "I wanted to get up there but be larger than life, a creature that was more cartoon than human. In 2008 and 2009, O'Grady occasionally sat-in for Elaine Paige on her BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. [94] Given top billing at the LGBT rights charity Stonewall's 1994 Equality Show in Albert Hall,[95] he also played the role of Nancy in the London Palladium's performance of the musical Oliver!. Seeking to diversify his career away from Savage, O'Grady starred in BBC sitcom Eyes Down (2003–2004) and presented two travel documentaries for ITV. [24], Briefly working as an assistant clerk at Liverpool Magistrates' Court, O'Grady subsequently worked as a barman at Yates's Wine Lodge, supplementing the income with the occasional night at the Bear's Paw. [49] The Playgirls gained bookings to appear across London, and also in Amsterdam and Copenhagen; O'Grady and Hush joined with drag artist David Dale to form an act known as "LSD", which stood for "Lily, Sandra, and Doris". I don't fear anything nowadays. They have no idea what the common working man and woman are doing. I'd like to see their heads on spikes on Tower Bridge. [16] Called for a disciplinary hearing at the DHSS and accused of incompetent behaviour and tardiness, he resigned. [149] In producing the show, O'Grady worked with many of his old friends, including warm-up man Andy Collins. [58] Quitting his council work, he focused full-time on his career as Lily, taking his act across the United Kingdom and also abroad to countries like Israel and Finland. ", "I don't rehearse, but I do research. They selected O'Grady to present the show in the role of Lily Savage, allowing him to ad lib rather than strictly follow a script, filming a pilot episode in 1997; after this pilot was a hit, they commissioned a full series. Publicity Listings [268] Since 2008, O'Grady has been an ambassador for Save the Children. [136] Returning to work, he appeared as the Child Catcher in a twelve-week run of the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, where he co-starred with Michael Ball and Brian Blessed. [175] To deal with his health issues, he began taking a week off mid-series, where he was replaced by guest presenters such as Cilla Black, Brian Conley, Lorraine Kelly, and Vernon Kay. I dress up as a woman for financial purposes, nothing else. The Catholic Church has no right to wag the finger at gay people. [13] O'Grady's first job was a paper round that he kept for a week,[14] and through this and other jobs, he saved up to afford Mod clothes, for a time becoming a suedehead. While working for Camden Social Services, O'Grady made his first attempt at putting together a drag act, encouraged by close friend Oliver Bond, creating the character of Lily Savage; he later related that "I wanted to get up there but be larger than life, a creature that was more cartoon than human. [51] As compere, he tried out comedy routines, becoming known for insulting both the acts and the audience, describing it as "one of the best times of my life." [70] In 1992 he embarked on an Australian tour, performing alongside the Australian comedian Mark Trevorrow,[71] and proceeded to Los Angeles, where he was caught up in the 1992 riots in that city. [131], Although then believed to have assets totalling £4 million,[132] O'Grady found that his newfound material wealth brought him little comfort and for a time suffered with clinical depression. [citation needed] In October 2012, his third volume, Still Standing: The Savage Years, was released with the official launch taking place at the Cambridge Theatre. [26] Employed as an accountant in a FMC Meats Merseyside abattoir, he then gained employment at the Children's Convalescent Home and School in West Kirby, a home for disabled and abused children; he worked there for three years. He called them "bastards" and proclaimed "Do you know what got my back up? He used to perform with the English National Ballet. His audience laughed like drains at his anecdotes and were brought right into the heart of the show. An altar boy at a local Catholic church, he was dismissed after laughing during a funeral service. [253], O'Grady divides his time between his Central London flat and his rural Kentish farmhouse. He suffered near-fatal heart attacks in 2002 and 2006. [210][211] The first series concluded on 22 July 2017 and was watched by an average of 1.5 million viewers. O'Grady has received a variety of awards, among them honorary degrees and an MBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment. [214] On 3 July 2013, O'Grady narrated the ITV documentary programme, Me and My Guide Dog following the work of Guide Dogs. [147] ITV executives deemed this such a success that they offered him his own daytime chat show, with news of his agreement going public in autumn 2004; the result would be The Paul O'Grady Show. [203][271], In 2014, O'Grady co-starred in a Dementia Friends TV advertisement campaign to raise awareness about the disease. He is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio presenter.

[160] In his personal life, O'Grady was devastated when his manager and best friend Brendan Murphy contracted brain cancer; O'Grady hid the diagnosis from the press and cared for Murphy at his Kent home; he later commented that "To watch someone you love, a healthy, eloquent man, unable to speak or walk is hideous. [55] Murphy would subsequently become O'Grady's manager,[56] although they ceased to have a sexual relationship several years later. [228][229] In December 2014, O'Grady appeared as Santa Claus in a short Birds of a Feather sketch for ITV's Text Santa appeal. at the Heaven nightclub[62], together with fellow drag artist Dave Lynn. [178], On 28 June 2008, O'Grady appeared in the Doctor Who episode The Stolen Earth. In 2005, Liverpool John Moores University awarded O'Grady an honorary fellowship for services to entertainment,[182] and in 2010, he received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from De Montfort University, Leicester, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to television, radio and the stage.[183]. Again it received poor tabloid reviews. Paul O'Grady has spoken about his secret wedding to long-term partner Andre Portasio. [73] In April 1988 he took part in a 30,000 strong march against Section 28, a policy introduced by the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher that the gay community denounced as homophobic. [20], With his best friend Tony, O'Grady regularly travelled to London to socialise with Tony's friend, the classical music conductor John Pritchard, becoming very fond of him. Their daughter, Sharyn, was born in 1974. He has three small dogs, named Buster, Olga and Louie, the former two being regulars on his show. O'Grady accused them of "(...)fighting dirty now.

This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. That's why I work in it. [3] Patrick married Mary "Molly" Savage (1916–1988), who was born in England to Irish immigrants from County Louth. Sir Sean Connery battled dementia before his death, his wife reveals The …

[193][194], Paul O'Grady on why he quit his chat show, 2012. [45], Returning to work as a support worker for Camden Council Social Services, O'Grady began caring for an old woman who lived several doors down from serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

[23] Following the birth of his daughter, Sharon Lee Jansen, on 16 May 1974, O'Grady agreed to pay £3 per week towards her upkeep, but refused to marry Diane, recognising his homosexuality.

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On 29th September he adopted a new puppy live on air after much nagging from the studio audience. In 2002 Paul suffered a heart attack in his London flat. The working class has taken a real battering over the past few decades, so much so that you can barely see them. [84] After gaining further public exposure through an appearance on the popular late-night Channel 4 comedy show Viva Cabaret!,[85] he was invited to appear on an episode of BBC quiz show That's Showbusiness.

[145], O'Grady had gained experience as a daytime television presenter by standing in for Des O'Connor in nine episodes of ITV's lunchtime chat show Today with Des and Mel. Although poorly received by the tabloid press, it achieved good ratings, and ITV commissioned a second series, Paul O'Grady's America, in which he visited New York City, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Andre and Paul got hitched in a 30-minute ceremony in the gardens of The Goring Hotel, central London, on August 5, 2017. A Christmas episode aired on 23 December 2017,[212] before the second series aired from 30 December 2017. [39], Returning to London, O'Grady moved to Purley and then Streatham with a drag act, the Glamazons. [269], In 2012, O'Grady became an ambassador for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home following his series For the Love of Dogs, which was filmed in the home. For other uses, see, "I've frequently been asked over the years who Lily Savage was based on and I've always answered that it was no one in particular and she was just a figment of my imagination. Pasties. [68] He later related that "The Edinburgh Festival changed my life. "Paul O'Grady on Showbiz Sex Arrests: 'Whatever Happened To Innocent Until Found Guilty? [241] In August 2017, O'Grady presented the three part Channel 4 documentary Paul O'Grady's Hollywood. Mortified Becks vows revenge on Posh after she didn't crop his boots from photo, McDonald's Christmas menu includes a DOUBLE Big Mac, What teen soap heartthrobs look like now, from Paul Nicholls to Jack Ryder, Sean Connery's widow faces jail and £21m fine over 'tax fraud', John Lewis alternative Christmas ad has people in tears over tale of a man & a dog, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No.

[103], He took his new dog, a shih tzu-bichon frisé cross named Buster, with him on tour;[104] O'Grady later commented that "He was never happier than in a TV studio or theatre... Buster knew all the theatre doormen and loved being fussed over. [234] The series, called Paul O'Grady: The Sally Army & Me aired on Sunday evenings from 27 March until 1 May 2016.[235][236][237]. [176] The tabloids tried to re-ignite the "chat wars" by claiming a rivalry between O'Grady and other daytime television shows such as The Sharon Osbourne Show and The Brian Conley Show, but O'Grady refused to participate. [116], In 1998, the BBC produced a six-week Sunday series titled The Lily Savage Show, although O'Grady found the scripted, non-spontaneous nature of the series difficult. – no more wheelchairs – yeah! I bet when they were children they laughed in Bambi when his mother got shot. On 18 December 2009, Channel 4 broadcast the final episode of The Paul O'Grady Show, after 11 series. [10] Then joining the Marine cadets, he later commented that he was following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, the cartoon Popeye. [106] Critical of the media, O'Grady condemned them for solely referring to him as a drag queen; he commented that "Barry Humphries is never called a drag act because he's a heterosexual male. I always liked girls and fellas as a teenager, way up into my 20s. On 16 March 2017, it was announced that O'Grady would present the series, replacing his long-time friend, Cilla Black.[209]. Guests such as actors Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman and comedian Julian Clary then enjoyed champagne on the private lawn and canapes including smoked salmon pancake rolls and Dorset crab cornets. [153], The show gained a devout following, with an "extraordinary hardcore of fans [who] try to be at as many recordings as possible", in many cases arriving at the studio gates two hours before the advertised starting time to get the best seats. [215] On 14 April 2013, O'Grady presented a documentary about burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee as part of ITV's Perspectives series. [34], While working for Camden Social Services, O'Grady made his first attempt at putting together a drag act, encouraged by close friend Oliver Bond, creating the character of Lily Savage; he later related that "I wanted to get up there but be larger than life, a creature that was more cartoon than human. In 2008 and 2009, O'Grady occasionally sat-in for Elaine Paige on her BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. [94] Given top billing at the LGBT rights charity Stonewall's 1994 Equality Show in Albert Hall,[95] he also played the role of Nancy in the London Palladium's performance of the musical Oliver!. Seeking to diversify his career away from Savage, O'Grady starred in BBC sitcom Eyes Down (2003–2004) and presented two travel documentaries for ITV. [24], Briefly working as an assistant clerk at Liverpool Magistrates' Court, O'Grady subsequently worked as a barman at Yates's Wine Lodge, supplementing the income with the occasional night at the Bear's Paw. [49] The Playgirls gained bookings to appear across London, and also in Amsterdam and Copenhagen; O'Grady and Hush joined with drag artist David Dale to form an act known as "LSD", which stood for "Lily, Sandra, and Doris". I don't fear anything nowadays. They have no idea what the common working man and woman are doing. I'd like to see their heads on spikes on Tower Bridge. [16] Called for a disciplinary hearing at the DHSS and accused of incompetent behaviour and tardiness, he resigned. [149] In producing the show, O'Grady worked with many of his old friends, including warm-up man Andy Collins. [58] Quitting his council work, he focused full-time on his career as Lily, taking his act across the United Kingdom and also abroad to countries like Israel and Finland. ", "I don't rehearse, but I do research. They selected O'Grady to present the show in the role of Lily Savage, allowing him to ad lib rather than strictly follow a script, filming a pilot episode in 1997; after this pilot was a hit, they commissioned a full series. Publicity Listings [268] Since 2008, O'Grady has been an ambassador for Save the Children. [136] Returning to work, he appeared as the Child Catcher in a twelve-week run of the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, where he co-starred with Michael Ball and Brian Blessed. [175] To deal with his health issues, he began taking a week off mid-series, where he was replaced by guest presenters such as Cilla Black, Brian Conley, Lorraine Kelly, and Vernon Kay. I dress up as a woman for financial purposes, nothing else. The Catholic Church has no right to wag the finger at gay people. [13] O'Grady's first job was a paper round that he kept for a week,[14] and through this and other jobs, he saved up to afford Mod clothes, for a time becoming a suedehead. While working for Camden Social Services, O'Grady made his first attempt at putting together a drag act, encouraged by close friend Oliver Bond, creating the character of Lily Savage; he later related that "I wanted to get up there but be larger than life, a creature that was more cartoon than human. [51] As compere, he tried out comedy routines, becoming known for insulting both the acts and the audience, describing it as "one of the best times of my life." [70] In 1992 he embarked on an Australian tour, performing alongside the Australian comedian Mark Trevorrow,[71] and proceeded to Los Angeles, where he was caught up in the 1992 riots in that city. [131], Although then believed to have assets totalling £4 million,[132] O'Grady found that his newfound material wealth brought him little comfort and for a time suffered with clinical depression. [citation needed] In October 2012, his third volume, Still Standing: The Savage Years, was released with the official launch taking place at the Cambridge Theatre. [26] Employed as an accountant in a FMC Meats Merseyside abattoir, he then gained employment at the Children's Convalescent Home and School in West Kirby, a home for disabled and abused children; he worked there for three years. He called them "bastards" and proclaimed "Do you know what got my back up? He used to perform with the English National Ballet. His audience laughed like drains at his anecdotes and were brought right into the heart of the show. An altar boy at a local Catholic church, he was dismissed after laughing during a funeral service. [253], O'Grady divides his time between his Central London flat and his rural Kentish farmhouse. He suffered near-fatal heart attacks in 2002 and 2006. [210][211] The first series concluded on 22 July 2017 and was watched by an average of 1.5 million viewers. O'Grady has received a variety of awards, among them honorary degrees and an MBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment. [214] On 3 July 2013, O'Grady narrated the ITV documentary programme, Me and My Guide Dog following the work of Guide Dogs. [147] ITV executives deemed this such a success that they offered him his own daytime chat show, with news of his agreement going public in autumn 2004; the result would be The Paul O'Grady Show. [203][271], In 2014, O'Grady co-starred in a Dementia Friends TV advertisement campaign to raise awareness about the disease. He is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio presenter.

[160] In his personal life, O'Grady was devastated when his manager and best friend Brendan Murphy contracted brain cancer; O'Grady hid the diagnosis from the press and cared for Murphy at his Kent home; he later commented that "To watch someone you love, a healthy, eloquent man, unable to speak or walk is hideous. [55] Murphy would subsequently become O'Grady's manager,[56] although they ceased to have a sexual relationship several years later. [228][229] In December 2014, O'Grady appeared as Santa Claus in a short Birds of a Feather sketch for ITV's Text Santa appeal. at the Heaven nightclub[62], together with fellow drag artist Dave Lynn. [178], On 28 June 2008, O'Grady appeared in the Doctor Who episode The Stolen Earth. In 2005, Liverpool John Moores University awarded O'Grady an honorary fellowship for services to entertainment,[182] and in 2010, he received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from De Montfort University, Leicester, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to television, radio and the stage.[183]. Again it received poor tabloid reviews. Paul O'Grady has spoken about his secret wedding to long-term partner Andre Portasio. [73] In April 1988 he took part in a 30,000 strong march against Section 28, a policy introduced by the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher that the gay community denounced as homophobic. [20], With his best friend Tony, O'Grady regularly travelled to London to socialise with Tony's friend, the classical music conductor John Pritchard, becoming very fond of him. Their daughter, Sharyn, was born in 1974. He has three small dogs, named Buster, Olga and Louie, the former two being regulars on his show. O'Grady accused them of "(...)fighting dirty now.

This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. That's why I work in it. [3] Patrick married Mary "Molly" Savage (1916–1988), who was born in England to Irish immigrants from County Louth. Sir Sean Connery battled dementia before his death, his wife reveals The …

[193][194], Paul O'Grady on why he quit his chat show, 2012. [45], Returning to work as a support worker for Camden Council Social Services, O'Grady began caring for an old woman who lived several doors down from serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

[23] Following the birth of his daughter, Sharon Lee Jansen, on 16 May 1974, O'Grady agreed to pay £3 per week towards her upkeep, but refused to marry Diane, recognising his homosexuality.

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