O'Grady will be presenting in place of his close friend, the late Cilla Black, who died in 2015.
British comedian Paul O’Grady has said that he is “honoured” to have been selected as the host of the revived dating game show ‘Blind Date’ when it returns to screens later this year, in place of the late Cilla Black.
The Saturday night show ran from 1985 to 2003 on ITV, with Cilla Black presenting for 18 years before announcing, live on air, that she intended to step down. Expected to return this summer on Channel 5, the new series will be produced by Graham Norton’s production company and will be filmed in the same London South Bank studio as the original.
Paul O'Grady will be presenting the revived 'Blind Date' on Channel 5
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Paul O'Grady, Cilla Black and Suran Dickinson - Out In The City and G3 Readers' Awards recognize outstanding individuals and groups in the field of LGBT equality - Inside - London, United Kingdom - Friday 25th April 2014
Paul O'Grady will undergo heart surgery after he suffered an angina attack on Monday (Nov 18th).
British television host, Paul O'Grady, suffered an angina attack on Monday (Nov 18th) and is now in hospital.
The 58 year-old has already suffered two heart attacks and told his good friend, radio DJ Pete Price that he was undergoing surgery, according to the Liverpool Echo.
In a text message sent to Pete yesterday, he said, "I have had an angina attack and I will need a few days' rest."
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Paul O'Grady's Battersea Cats & Dogs show gets an awards nod
Paul O’Grady’s TV show For The Love Of Dogs has been shortlisted for a Bafta award. Back in January, the show had success at the national Television Awards, for Best Factual Entertainment. Now it looks set to receive even bigger acclaim, from one of the entertainment industry’s most influential awards ceremonies.
In the show, O’Grady investigates the work of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home charity, following the emotional ups and downs of working with abandoned animals, or those whose owners are no longer able to look after them. The charity’s chief executive, Claire Horton said “To be nominated for a Bafta is an incredible honour and we're so thrilled that millions of people fell in love with the ITV series. Paul O'Grady is the perfect fit for Battersea and his love for all our dogs shone through in every episode,” according to the Pet Product marketing website. Around 8 million viewers tuned in to the show every week, either watching it live or watching back on a catch-up service.
Shown on ITV, the programme is currently being filmed for a second series. Other nominations for the Bafta ‘features’ category are Bank of Dave, The Great British Bake Off and Grand Designs. The winner will be announced during a TV ceremony, on May 12, 2013.
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