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Paul O’Grady: Life in Pictures

Before his death at 67, presenter, comedian, and drag queen Paul O’Grady had a dynamic and varied career in the entertainment industry that spanned over three decades.

After making his name on the London comedy scene for his role as Lily Savage, O’Grady became one of the most recognizable faces on television.

O’Grady became a household name after starring in the TV quiz show Blankety Blank.
He hosted the Paul O’Grady Show on ITV and Channel 4 between 2004 and 2015
O’Grady won a Bafta for Best Entertainment Performance for the show in 2005
The plaudits would keep coming for O’Grady, who was awarded an MBE in 2008. He celebrated the honor alongside his partner Andre Portasio (left), sister Sheila Rudd and daughter Sharyn Mousley
O’Grady was a well-known animal welfare campaigner who worked to raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home over many years
With the late Queen for the opening of new dog kennels at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in 2015
O’Grady with his partner Andre Portasio at the 2019 National Television Awards
Pictured with Camilla, Queen Consort, in 2022 (when she was Princess of Wales) – a fellow supporter of Battersea’s efforts

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