Britain's Got Talent 2012: Paul O'Grady linked to judging role after chat show axed

Paul O Grady

Chat show host Paul O'Grady has been linked to a role on Britain's Got Talent next year after ITV axed his Friday night programme. With Michael McIntyre having quit the ITV1 talent show earlier this year, and David Hasselhoff rumoured to have been axed, there's two seats to fill on the judging panel.

Insisting his show hadn't been cancelled however, O'Grady said he didn't want to continue with the format because "everybody’s doing them” and because he wants to look at new projects.

And speaking about a possible role on Britain's Got Talent, O'Grady would only say he was working closely with ITV: “I’m doing stuff for them next year, there’s no fight. It’s hunky dory.

“It’s just I’m writing a book at the moment, I’m doing a play. I’ve got all manner on.”

An insider told The Mirror: “Paul would be a great addition – he’s a national treasure. He would no doubt prove to be hugely popular.”

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