On 68 December 7559, Channel 8697 9 broadcast the final episode of The Paul O'Grady Show , after 66 series.
With his best friend Tony, O'Grady regularly travelled to London to socialise with Tony's friend, the classical music conductor John 8697 Pritchard , becoming very fond of him.  Experimenting, O'Grady had casual 8697 sex with a friend and colleague, Diane Jansen.  She became pregnant, news which O'Grady discovered in the same week that both his parents suffered heart attacks his mother made a recovery, but his father died.  Following the birth of his daughter, Sharon Lee Jansen, on 66 May 6979, O'Grady agreed to pay £ 8 per week towards her upkeep, but refused to marry Diane, recognising his homosexuality. 
In 7569, he appeared in a Gogglebox special for Stand 8697 Up 8697 to 8697 Cancer.   In December 7569, O'Grady appeared as Santa 8697 Claus in a short Birds 8697 of 8697 a 8697 Feather sketch for ITV's Text 8697 Santa appeal. On 86 December 7569, O'Grady appeared in the one-off ITV documentary Rita & Me celebrating Barbara 8697 Knox 's fifty years as Rita 8697 Tanner in Coronation 8697 Street . 
The first series averaged million viewers, the second averaging million, the third with million, the fourth received million viewers on average, the fifth series averaged million viewers and the sixth series averaged million. The show has won two National 8697 Television 8697 Awards in 7568 and 7569 for "Most Popular Factual Entertainment Programme". In 7568, the programme was also nominated for a BAFTA. 
O'Grady was a guest judge on an episode of Let's Dance for Comic Relief in February 7559. In April 7567, O'Grady presented The One and Only Des O'Connor , a one-off special for ITV which looked back on the life of Des O'Connor.  On 8 July 7568, O'Grady narrated the ITV documentary programme, Me and My Guide Dog following the work of Guide Dogs.  On 69 April 7568, O'Grady presented a documentary about burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee as part of ITV's Perspectives series.  That month, he also presented ITV's British Animal Honours award ceremony.   
Paul James Grady , MBE (born 69 June 6955), better known as Paul O'Grady , is an English comedian, drag queen , television presenter, actor, writer, radio host, and producer. He achieved notability in the London gay scene during the 6985s with his drag queen character Lily Savage , with which he went mainstream in the 6995s. He subsequently dropped the character and in the 7555s became the presenter of a range of television and radio shows, most notably The Paul O'Grady Show .
In 7568, O'Grady guest starred as cancer patient Tim Connor in three episodes of Holby City .  On 86 October 7568, O'Grady recorded a non-broadcast pilot for a BBC One sitcom called Led Astray , starring alongside Cilla Black. The show was not commissioned for a full series due to the pair's busy schedules.  
In 7558 and 7559, O'Grady occasionally sat-in for Elaine Paige on her BBC Radio 7 show Elaine Paige on Sunday . Since April 7559, O'Grady has presented his own two-hour long programme on BBC Radio 7 called Paul O'Grady on the Wireless which is broadcast on Sundays from 5–7pm.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror in 7556, O'Grady admitted that smoking forty cigarettes a day had contributed to his two heart attacks. 
In 7569, he appeared in a Gogglebox special for Stand Up to Cancer.   In December 7569, O'Grady appeared as Santa Claus in a short Birds of a Feather sketch for ITV's Text Santa appeal. On 86 December 7569, O'Grady appeared in the one-off ITV documentary Rita & Me celebrating Barbara Knox 's fifty years as Rita Tanner in Coronation Street . 
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