Paul O’Grady has admitted that he enjoys doing his chatshow because he is a “nosey so-and-so”.
The presenter will return for a previously-confirmed second series of ITV show Paul O’Grady Live on Friday, April 15.
“The reason I love doing the show so much is because I’m a nosey so-and-so,” he said. “It’s always a joy to meet someone you’ve always really wanted to meet and you’re thinking, ‘Ooh, I’m dying to chat to this one.’
“Especially when you’ve grown up with these people, because they are so familiar to you, they’re like one of the family. And I still get ridiculously over-excited when I meet my heroes.”
“I can’t help it,” he said. “It took me five years to persuade her to come on, so that was a dream come to true to interview her last year. It was the same with Bette Midler because I’m a huge fan. I mean, aren’t I a lucky old so-and-so, really?”
On the return of the show, he added: “I’m really looking forward to being back behind my desk. We’ve got some fabulous guests lined up and I’ll be having a good gossip and getting up to my usual antics!”
Paul O’Grady Live returns to ITV1 at 9pm on Friday, April 15.