ITV to air special Paul O’Grady tribute show after death aged 67

ITV will air a special tribute show in memory of Paul O’Grady tonight.


The TV presenter and comedian sadly passed away aged 67 last month.

In a statement, his partner said: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.

Paul O’Grady
Paul O’Grady with Sausage, a Wire-Haired Dachshund. Paul fell in love with wire-haired dachshund ‘Sausage’ and adopted him from Battersea during filming For The Love Of Dogs in 2022

“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.

“I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.”

Following the sad news, ITV has announced that it will air a special tribute to Paul.

For the Love of Paul O’Grady will broadcast on ITV1 tonight (Sunday, 9 April) at 8PM.


ITV share: “Following his unexpected passing last week, ITV pays tribute to the iconic and much-loved entertainer Paul O’Grady in this special celebratory film, featuring highlights from his incredible career and interviews with those who knew him best.”

The channel has also confirmed that a new series of Paul O’Grady: For the Love Dogs will from Thursday, 30 April at 8:30PM.

ITV’s Managing Director of Media and Entertainment, Kevin Lygo, said on behalf of ITV today: “We are fortunate to have had a long association with Paul, at ITV. He was a huge, inimitable talent, delighting our viewers through his comedy and entertainment with a warmth, humour and joy that audiences of all generations related to and connected with.


“He had a profound passion for animals too, which resonated with so many viewers, and For The Love of Dogs remains one of our best-loved series, and a really special programme for so many.

“All those who worked with Paul are shocked and deeply saddened at his passing and the thoughts of everyone at ITV are with Paul’s loved ones.”

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