Paul O'Grady OBE

British Comedian, TV Presenter, Actor, Writer & Radio DJ

Paul O'Grady MBE has achieved fame using his comedic drag queen character, Lily Savage, and later became well known for presenting TV shows as himself. Lily's television career is well-known including hosting The Lily Savage Show, Lily Live and Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.

"One of the biggest names in TV entertainment"

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  • Comedy
  • Host
  • Presenter
  • Entertainment
  • Awards


He presents in English.

How he presents

Paul O'Grady is a down-to-earth entertainer of the highest order.


  • Open the Cage, Murphy: Further Savage Adventures
  • Still Standing: The Savage Years
  • The Devil Rides Out: The Second Coming
  • At My Mother's Knee

In Detail

Seeking to diversify his career away from Savage, Paul starred in BBC sitcom Eyes Down (2003-04) and presented two travel documentaries for ITV. Paul hosted The Paul O'Grady Show between 2004 and 2009, on both ITV and Channel 4. It returned in November 2013 and it was on air until 2015. Since 2012, he has presented the ITV documentary series Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs. The show has won a number of awards, two consecutive National Television Awards for 'Most Popular Factual Entertainment Programme' in 2013 and 2014. It was also nominated for a BAFTA for 'Best Features Programme' in 2013. Paul has received a variety of awards, among them honorary degrees and an MBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment.


One of the biggest names in TV entertainment, Paul O'Grady, the man behind the Birkenhead slapper, is undoubtedly the best that British comedy has to offer. As Lily he offers the most exciting comedy star in showbiz today. He is also a renowned interviewer having interviewed many high profile celebrities and is in great demand at wide ranging corporate events.


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