Paul O'Grady only going to BAFTAs for 'fun'

Paul O'Grady

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Paul O'Grady doesn't think his show 'For The Love of Dogs' "stands a chance" of winning a BAFTA TV award on Sunday (12.05.13) and insists he is only going to the ceremony for the meal and the party.

Paul O'Grady is only going to the BAFTA TV Awards for the "fun".

The 57-year-old presenter doesn't think his documentary series 'For The Love of Dogs' "stands a chance" of winning the Features award at the ceremony on Sunday (12.05.13) due to stiff competition from 'Bank of Dave', 'Grand Designs' and 'The Great British Bake Off', so he's just going for the meal and party.

Paul - who has previously suffered two heart attacks - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'm not really confident, I'm just not. I always think, 'Go for the fun.' Don't sit there thinking, 'We're going to get this, we're going to get this.' If you do get it then it's a lovely surprise.

"We're not going to stand a chance. There's the 'Bake Off' thing and there's something else so we've got really stiff competition."

Despite Paul playing down his chances of the programme picking up more silverware after winning Most Popular Factual Entertainment Programme at the National Television Awards in January, he was shocked when his teatime chat show, 'The Paul O'Grady Show', picked up an accolade after just one season.

Speaking at the launch of Pedigree's pledge to feed one million meals to rescue dogs across the country to get them on the road to a brighter future, he added: "It's nice to be nominated though for a first time show. The same happened with the teatime show. We got nominated. We'd only been on air five weeks and I said we didn't stand a chance and I went down there and we got it.

"I'd prepared no speech, nothing. I said to my mate Amanda, 'We'll go for the do and have a good time.' Then she said, 'You're on, you're on.' And I didn't know what to say. So I got up and said the same old clichés that everybody else says, 'I'd no idea I'd win this.' But I meant it, I didn't think I stood a chance with the competition but you never know. It's in the lap of the Gods."

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