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Still Standing: The Savage Years

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O’Grady’s other on-air appearances included as host of ITV celebrity game show, Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up. Lilian Maeve Veronica Savage, international sex kitten, was born on the steps of The Legs of Man public house, Lime Street, Liverpool on a policeman’s overcoat. Her mother, the lady wrestler Hell Cat Savage, had no such luxuries as gas and air. She just bit down on the policeman’s torch and recovered afterwards at the bar with a large pale ale...

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O'Grady has a playwright's ear for dialogue, and his salty descriptions of raucous gigs in rundown pubs are a rude delight." ( Independent) O’Grady has also penned two other books, including Paul O’Grady’s Country Life, about his love of rural living.

Following the success of the latter, which was filmed at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, he became an ambassador for the organisation. O’Grady became popular with a whole new audience as the host of The Paul O’Grady Show which aired in a teatime slot on ITV from 2004 to 2005, later moving it to Channel 4 as The New Paul O’Grady Show. This had my crying, nervous and laughing out loud. I would expect nothing less from the fabulously honest Paul O'Grady.' *****

Still Standing: The Savage Years Hardcover - 2012 - Biblio Still Standing: The Savage Years Hardcover - 2012 - Biblio

The Queen Consort on a walk with Battersea ambassador Paul O’Grady and a rescue dog during her visit to the centre. Credit: Stuart Wilson/PA O’Grady began his career by performing as Savage in the 1970s whilst working as a peripatetic care officer for Camden Council in north London.O’Grady’s career as Savage took off with TV and radio appearances in character and he was eventually asked to take over from Paula Yates as The Big Breakfast presenter as Savage from 1995 to 1996. The company gained creative control for stints at Channel 4 running from 2006 to 2009, and 2013 to 2015. Both his parents died young from heart problems – his father when O’Grady was in his late teens and his mother, whose maiden name was Savage, when he was 33.

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