Paul O’Grady films pilot for new ITV show Saturday Night Line-Up

Comedy format sees telly favourite grill celebs with various 'scenarios and dilemmas'

Paul O’Grady could be about to appear in a new ITV entertainment show named ‘Saturday Night Line-Up’.

Paul is a much-loved friend of the stars, having fronted his own self-titled chat shows between 2004 and 2015.

He is known for daytime favourite The Paul O’Grady Show, and briefly moved into primetime with Paul O’Grady Live.

Now he looks set to return to the genre with a much more mischievous format.

ITV bosses have tapped Paul to front a brand new comedy programme named ‘Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line-Up’.

It will see the comedian grill celebrities by posing them a series of “intriguing questions, scenarios and dilemmas”.

The audience will also get involved, unleashing their own queries on the unsuspecting stars.

A pilot episode was filmed earlier this week, with Martin Kemp and the Spice Girls’ Emma Bunton sitting in the hot seats.

According to The Sun, crowd members were stunned when Paul had a pop at rival presenters.

He is quoted as saying: “This will never get to a series. It’s the dirtiest show that is possible on telly.

“It is too rude. But they want a bit of rudeness now.”

Indeed, ITV bosses will now review the pilot before deciding whether or not to commission a full series.

Paul is currently back on the channel with the latest series of his animal documentary For The Love Of Dogs.

He also presents Channel 5’s revival of Blind Date, but recently hinted that he may quit the romance gameshow.

“I don’t think I am going to do any more,” he said. “I have got a lot on.”

Earlier this year, ITV trialled a new Bradley Walsh-hosted format named ‘Late Night Guestlist’.

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