Paul O'Grady tipped for BGT
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 October 2011
Paul O'Grady has been tipped to replace Michael McIntyre on 'Britain's Got Talent', just a day after it was announced his talk show has been cancelled
Paul O'Grady has been tipped to replace Michael McIntyre on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The 56-year-old star is said to be in line for judging role on the panel of the ITV1 show - which the comedian has quit to concentrate on his upcoming tour - just a day after it was announced his talk show has been axed by the broadcaster.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Paul would be a great addition - he's a national treasure. He would no doubt prove to be hugely popular."
Paul also rubbished claims he had fallen out with the broadcaster, insisting he will be working with ITV1 in 2012.
He explained: "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."
Yesterday (06.10.11) it was claimed ITV would not be commissioning another series of 'Paul O'Grady Live' after the programme "underperformed" in the ratings, with viewing figures dropping from 3.7 million in 2010 to 3.3 million this year.
Talking about chat shows recently, Paul admitted he felt the format wasn't working anymore.
He said: "I don't think people want serious chat shows any more on television. I think they died with Michael Parkinson and that was it. Executives saw that and tried to liven up the format by getting hosts to rip into people.
"That wasn't for me. I couldn't say to someone, 'Tell me about your 10 abortions'. It's none of my business. The public got bored with these nasty shows and that's a good thing."