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Veteran O'Grady is back for more chat at teatime

Presenter Paul O'Grady is to return to teatime chat on ITV after more than seven years.

The comic has signed up for 25 shows initially, which will be screened later this year.

He had a similar slot for two years, but quit in 2006 – heading off to Channel 4 for a rival teatime show, which he hosted for a further three years.

O'Grady (57) returned to ITV in 2010 and went on to present a Friday night programme for two series.

He won a National TV award earlier this year for his programme For The Love Of Dogs, with a second series starting soon.


His new, hour-long, studio-based teatime show will air five afternoons a week, featuring guests and music.

O'Grady said: "I can't wait to get back in the studio. It seems ages since I was sat behind that desk at teatime.

"I've missed all the fun and craziness of the show – and who knows, I might even get out my old organ?"

The programme will be made by O'Grady's own firm, Olga Productions, named after one of his pet dogs.