ITV TO EXPLORE PAUL O'GRADY'S CAREER IN LATEST DOCUMENTARY
ITV have reportedly commissioned a new documentary on the career of Paul O'Grady following the star's passing earlier this year. The latest documentary is said to explore Paul's career rise as Lily Savage before perusing a TV career as himself.
A source told The Sun: "He occupies a special place in the hearts of everyone at ITV and this is part of paying further tribute to him. This is an interesting angle to take to look back on Paul’s career, but making the leap from edgy drag queen to a household name and star of teatime telly is a story worth exploring."
Elsewhere on ITV, Paul's hit series For The Love Of Dogs returns for its final run on Thursday 7th September at 8:30pm. Later in the Autumn, ITV will also air a two-part documentary series which sees Paul travel through Thailand and Laos to celebrate the work done by elephant conservation centres.
Filmed late last year before his sudden and unexpected death, this was Paul’s final project and one that he was incredibly passionate about. Each episode highlights a particular challenge faced by elephants in the region and - as ever - Paul’s love for animals shines throughout the series.
ITV's Kevin Lygo said of the star's death: "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."
More details will be announced in due course.