Paul O’Grady’s For the Love of Dogs is reportedly being remade

Paul, who rose to fame as Lily Savage before hosting numerous television shows, died on March 28, aged 67.

He made 11 series of the award-winning film For the Love of Dogs, which won the hearts of the nation as he met animals cared for at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home over the years.

Due to the show’s success, Paul became an ambassador for the charity in 2012.

In the final series, which aired after his death earlier this year, Paul told viewers: “Life is full of unknown twists and turns. Therefore, it is always best to expect the unexpected.”

The rescue show is currently in “pre-production” and bosses are considering some big names as presenters, including Ricky Gervais, Amanda Holden and Martin Clunes The sun on Sunday.

A TV source told the editor: “It’s a heartwarming series which has raised the profile of the charity ITV plans to continue making it in memory of Paul.”

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda is also an ambassador for Battersea Dog and Cat Home.

An insider added: “Amanda is the natural choice to take on the job, not only because she is an experienced presenter, but because she also cares about the home and would do anything for it.”

The Northern Echo: After Paul's death, Battersea set up a'tribute fund' in his honourAfter Paul’s death, Battersea set up a ‘tribute fund’ in his honour (Image: Ben Stansall/PA)

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home announces animal hospital tribute to the late Paul O’Grady

Battersea recently announced that its veterinary clinic will be named after the charity’s late ambassador Paul.

Following his death, Battersea set up a ‘tribute fund’ in Paul’s honour, which has so far raised £480,000 and will be distributed to five other animal welfare charities.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home chief executive Peter Laurie said: “We have been overwhelmed and deeply touched by the generous donations of thousands of people following the death of our beloved ambassador. Paul O’Grady.

“It truly is a testament to how much Paul was loved and we will forever be grateful for everything he did for us.

“As an ambassador for Battersea, particularly during his 11 years filming For The Love Of Dogs, Paul helped animals recover from surgery and at times observed them making their way to special operations; Therefore, it seems appropriate to us to name our veterinary clinic after Paul.

“We are pleased to be able to share donations with other charities that support rescued animals.

“Paul has always been a champion of the underdog and we will continue his legacy by ensuring we use the resources to go the extra mile for animals in need of costly surgery, medication or rehabilitation.”

Paul received a special recognition award at the 2018 National Television Awards (NTAs) for the impact For the Love of Dogs has had in the nationwide search for homes for rescued animals.

He also posthumously won the Factual Entertainment Award for TV Show at the 2023 awards ceremony.

Newsquest has contacted ITV for comment.

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