Belfast Telegraph

O'Grady admitted to Holby City

Paul O'Grady is to join the cast of BBC drama Holby City.

The 58-year-old funnyman and presenter, who has twice suffered heart attacks, will be playing cancer patient Tim Connor in three episodes of the popular show which begin screening in September.

Paul - also a Radio 2 host - said he was delighted to be appearing and had long been an admirer of the programme.

He said: "I'm a big fan of Holby City so to be featuring in three episodes is absolutely brilliant."

The TV star is also to return to early evening chat shows on ITV later this year and won acclaim for his series For The Love Of Dogs. He is also narrating an ITV documentary Me And My Guide Dog on July 3.

Holby City executive producer Oliver Kent said: "Having Paul appear in Holby City is such a great coup for the show.

"Paul has a vibrant personality and a very unique way of engaging with the audience - not to mention he's incredibly funny. This is exactly what we need for a storyline that will be filled with a rollercoaster of emotions."

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph