Paul O'Grady's chat show 'pressure'

Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady is returning to host 'The Paul O'Grady Show' on ITV1 next year, but admits he feels "pressure" to attract some A-list stars to the teatime programme.

Paul O'Grady feels "pressure" to attract A-list stars to his chat show.

The 57-year-old TV presenter is returning to host 'The Paul O'Grady Show' next year after a three-year break from the programme - which first launched on daytime ITV in 2004 and then moved to Channel 4 in 2006 - and admits he feels the need to get big-name stars on the teatime show to impress expectant viewers.

He said: "On prime time you have pressure to have A-listers. Anyone with an American accent is classed as an A-lister.

"The big American stars have a PR telling you what to ask and you think, 'What am I? Part of a publicity machine?' With daytime TV you can come on dressed as a sausage."

Paul - who has had two heart attacks - admits he finally gave in to ITV after the public kept asking him when he was going to present 'The Paul O'Grady Show' again.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "I'm doing it, I'm going to go back and do the teatime show for ITV.

"I've given in because every time I get in a cab or go to the supermarket they ask when I'm going to do it again, so I'm going to do a limited run."


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