Paul O’Grady announces a new For the Love of Dogs season
The comedian returns to screens tonight with his animal welfare show Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs. The 65-year-old, who is best known for his role as the drag queen Lily Savage, earned a loyal fan base after shows including Blankety Blank and Blind Date. O’Grady received an MBE for services to entertainment 13 years ago and has had numerous interactions with the Royal Family.
In particular, O’Grady admitted he was “very fond” of Camilla and recalled the “first time” he met her.
He was playing the villainous Child Catcher in a theatre production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when they crossed paths.
Unfortunately, when the Duchess attended, the crew went into a panic after a technical difficulty halted the performance.
The TV star recalled them having to “stop the show” because the car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang “broke down”.
Paul O’Grady praised Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, for showing ‘lots of guts’ in the Royal Family
Paul O’Grady is best known for his performances as the drag queen Lily Savage on TV
After the blunder, musical producer Michael Rose told O’Grady: “Quick, get up to the green room and say hello.”
The star was in full costume “dressed as the Child Catcher” with the unsightly “nose, ears and chin” when he raced up to meet the Duchess.
Despite his appearance, O’Grady claimed she was “so easy to talk to” and shared an interest in…