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Paul O’Grady was celebrated with the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards 2018.
The 62-year-old TV presenter was praised for his work on Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, and highlighting the issue of rescue dogs up and down the country.
The staff at Battersea Dogs Home – where the show is filmed – thanked Paul for his work on the show in a special VT at the NTAs.
The Battersea group pronounced of him: ‘People positively adore it
‘When the show started 6 years ago we never suspicion it would last this long
‘It allows us to showcase the work we do at Battersea, where we have 150 dogs and cats a week come in.
‘(Paul’s) utterly happy to plod in with all the duties, he doesn’t caring if he’s got hair or drool all over him
‘He’s like the saint. He’s the envoy of Battersea
‘He brings something special to the whole show.’
Accepting the endowment on-stage – alongside a horde of lovable doggies – Paul joked: ‘I was just about to go home!’
He continued: ‘Listen, this was so unexpected. This show is a genuine group effort
‘It’s all down to this lot here
‘It’s dangerous for me as we now have 7 dogs.
‘For me I’m gay that the show’s finished good and it shows the good and bad sides of people
‘Thank God you people are there to take them in.’
He concluded: ‘Never buy a dog off the internet!’